It is labeled "Tourist" automatic on the dial. The rear cover says only Swiss made, Incabloc and 25 jewels. It's in rough condition but I would like to identify the likely movement if at all possible prior to deciding whether or not to purchase. It might make a great restoration project. Then again, it might make an interesting paper weight.
Today, after about six weeks of intermittent efforts, I finally got the incabloc spring fit into the setting. Good thing too as it was the next to last of this size in my parts stock. But, you must defeat the demon, you cannot give up.
I have a nice AS 1746/47 movement I was servicing and when I attempted to remove the lower balance jewel for cleaning/oiling, the incabloc spring broke. I've sourced the spring and removed the setting from the plate, but this is the devil trying to set the spring hinge into the setting. Anyone have any tips that might make this a bit more successful? Thanks,
I am servicing my first 7750 (thank you Mark for the YT videos and Lawson for the Disassembly/Assembly walk-through).
The movement is not new - let's say it has an obscure unknown history It appears to be a genuine swiss 7750, but with a lower grade finish (very low...)
When putting back the balance stones I noticed that there were two sizes (two pairs, because the cap stones fit the hole jewel settings). I put the smaller stone and hole-jewel on the mainplate and the larger ones on the balance cock. I tried to but the larger setting on the mainplate but it didn't fit quite right. I believe the springs are the same size - its just the stones that differ a bit (aprox 0.1mm)
So my question is: did any of you stumbled upon the same issue? Is it normal for a 7750 to have two different stone sizes?
I recently got an amazing Hamilton Sea Cliff 3 watch from the early 70s powered by a handwound cal.61. I received the watch and it had not been serviced in a very long time. I serviced the watch but unfortunately used an oil pick that was too large to take the elastor shock absorbing spring out to get to the endstones. I accidentally broke one of the two levers off in the process and am now left with a functioning movement that I am afraid might become easily damaged by displacement of the endstones from small shocks. I have included a photo of the KIF Elastor spring below. I looked all over the internet, and i cannot find a supplier that will sell to me (not a trained or professional watchmaker). Does anybody know where I can get one of these springs? It would be greatly appreciated if somebody could lead me in the right direction as to where to get one and how to tell if it is the 3-3 or 3-2 sizing or even have any idea what ETA movement this cal.61 is based on as there is not a complete database of these movements online.:( Thank you everyone for your help!!
I am one of those people interested in everything from fine wine to firearms, history, science, medicen, technology art etc lately I have been learning about fine watches and automatic movements in particular. Just like with my firearms and golf equiptment I search for the perfect "it" for fit for me. Some call it the grail. At any rate I currently like Submariners and Submariner homeages. I own an Invicta 9937ob which has a very accurate sw200 movement and looks good on the wrist if I can make a couple of mods. My ideal watch at this time would be a prototype which I doubt currently exists - a Submariner style 16610 type with 904l steel but with Submariner in Red and Chomalite blue lume instead of the green superlume. Finally. A sapphire case back with Gold internal. There is a company that mods real Rolex dial and many places offer custom relume in bgw9 blue. That leaves open the question of whether building a prototype of that watch is possible. I always want to stay within all of the laws so that modification of Rolex parts assembled with real rolex orca mixture of aftermarket parts is legal and for my own enjoyment not to sell or pass as an original Rolex product. I like the white gold hpur markers and the classic size and style case of the 16610. I think adding the red Submariner text with chomalite blue hours hands and pip and sapphire case back with gold internal especially rotor would product a rather satisfying "it" watch. Finally, I would like a real chonometer movement my eye on original 3135 or a 2892 movement and real 300m water resistent with proper gaskets saphire crystal etc. Anyone have any guiding thoughts or words of wisdome for the project? Thank you very respectfully
I own an Invicta sw200 which I might like tp mod. The movement is Sw200 and I want a gold rotor possibly. I see on ebay and other sites gold rotors for 2824 movements. Does the 2824 rotor fit on the sw200 movement?