Hi I have a movement which I think has some serious problem.
I serviced it a week ago but the timegraph shows great gap between results with dial up position and dial down position.
Also the balance seems a little shaky from horizontal view when watch is running.
What can be done to make this watch run in appropriate way?
Hello. I am a hobbyist watch fan. I have recently serviced my Molnija pocket watch with caliber 3602(hand-wound movement).
Watch was back in wonderful state (shown in photos) and ran roughly 40 hours during first day of test.
After couple of days, I noticed that the watch stops after running about 30 hours although it was wound fully.
I opened it up to check what went wrong and surprised to see that mainspring had substantial amount of power remaining.
I guess the mainspring had about 10 hours of power left. What do you think had stopped the watch? Please help.
I'm a beginner. I've run the balance jewels from an AS 1700 thru the ultrasonic. The jewel didn't come out of the setting as it did the last and only time I've done this before. Should it? Otherwise, I can image that a bubble can form under the setting preventing any cleaning fluid from getting in.
It takes W20 20mm Schaublin collets, and has no makers name on it. LA346 seems to be a part number, other castings have sequential numbers. It is extremely heavy for it's size and is very well made. Bronze nuts on the slides, roller bearings on all rotating parts inc tail stock.
I guess you need to figure out what size the hands are (i.e. the inside diameter where they each attach, and their respective lengths), and where the dial feet are placed relative to the 12 O'clock position and each other, armed with that info, you would be in a better position to search for a suitable movement.
Alternatively let us see a few clear, close up pictures of the current movement, the dial stem and crown and we may be able to make an educated guess as to what might be a suitable replacement.