I have a small Bulova 6CF movement that won't run. I have no idea why. I cleaned and oiled it and everything is intact and looks good but it just refuses to go.
It uses the Kif ref 2 - 4 leaf clover - style shock springs.
Thanks for posting! It takes courage to ask for help with any type of knock-off watch, but in my opinion, if you like it, then who cares?!? They all do the same thing: tell time. If you post a picture of the movement, that will go a very long way towards getting you an answer to you request.
Yes, Incabloc cap jewels. Almost microscopic.
Interestingly, it immediately came apart when I reran it with naptha instead of the cleaning solution that I mixed up from a recipe on this site. That recipe is distilled water, murphy's soap, ammonia, and cascade. Certainly safer to have in the house but now I'm wondering if it's optimal??
Another question: is it common for the top and bottom incabloc cap jewels to be different?
The idea of prodding the jewel under fluid is very helpful and non-intuitive. I've lost count of all my pinged off parts. Maybe I should take this hobby into the pool:)
Do you mean that the cap jewel didn't come off - are they Incabloc ?
Unless really stuck with old oil, they usually come off in the ultrasonic.
If not, try prodding them with some pegwood (under fluid so they don't ping off), or press the cap jewel in to some Rodico.