Hi, I’m trying to replace the crystal on this expedition. I have pulled the stem and the movement. The crystal was shattered. It seems to be a 29.5mm crystal with a 1mm depth. I don’t see a gasket. How would I apply the new crystal? Does it press without a gasket?
Thank you for any help provided!
Hey guys, my name is Lorenz. I am an 18 year old electrical engineering student from Germany.
I got this Breitling chronospace a56012.1 from my granddad and I want to repair it.
Besides a slight clicking noise while turning the crown ( someone please let me know if this is normal ) it works just fine.
My main problem is that the black color on the Bezel is worn out on some positions and I dont know where to find a paint that holds on the metal nor do I know how to paint it again.
I have worked with watches already, I disassembled a mechanical movement cleaned and oiled it again so I feel pretty confident in doing this job.
And I would also like to change out the crystal, does anyone know what size crystal I need for this watch?
Thanks in regards for any advice.
I'm looking for a replacement mainspring for an old Elgin movement. CousinsUK seems to me to have the best "look-up" feature UNLESS your search comes up empty. The original spring is 0.1MM X 1.25 MM X roughly 270MM in length. this of course turns up nothing. What variable do you start with that is least injurious to the movement and accuracy when you must locate a substitute mainspring. I understand that heaight and length are rather fixed variables. Can I go up slightly in strength without too much badness happening?
Any advice out there for cleaning/polishing watch crystal glass?
I know there are videos upon videos on howto clean acrylic watch crystal glass using toothpaste, Cape Cod cloths, an old toothbrush, etc.
However, I am trying to get a number of scratches out of a watch crystal I have taken the movement out of. It is for me a "tester".
I am fairly sure that this "tester" watch crystal is glass.
I have sandpaper (wet/dry) and I have a Cape Cod cloth which I have just started using.
I think you can see the scratches in question in the pics.
So, what I have done so far is use 400-grit sandpaper to scrub across the grain of the scratches. I have also tried scrubbing in a circular motion.
Maybe I am just not very persistent at this. I scrubbed for some time. But all I can see is that NOTHING is disappearing, and the only thing that IS happening is that now the whole glass is covered in a new set of sandpaper-made marks.
Maybe I can use the Cape Cod cloth to get these out. Maybe I can use the other 1500-grit sandpaper to smooth things out too.
This process looks so easy in the various Youtube videos. yes, I know these things can take time, but HOW LONG?? This is NOT one of the fun sides of watch repair that I am looking forward to doing now or, in fact, any time.
I really thought that it would be the case that - scratches and marks on the crystal? No problem! I can get them out! :)
But perhaps I was naive (?)
How long should I be scrubbing with the sandpaper? Is 400-grit not enough? Should I get more coarse sandpaper?
I think this HS completed with the wheel, dose not vibrate to the right frequency/ beat.
They are said to be incompatible.
That can happen, if you somehow put the HS on the wrong wheel twice.
Also, are you sure if the two movements beat the same?
Hi guys and girls, I hadn't really been into more than one watch for most of my life, first was a Timex from my Grandad, then an old Seiko Auto from my dad, it broke and he took it back, another Seiko 150 sports and then an uncommon Seiko Chrono which I had for 12 years, which I stupidly sold on Ebay.. then suddenly the bug bit, a Citizen diver, then modded Seiko skx, Casio Gulfmaster, Seiko Monster, another Citizen diver, Steinhart ocean one, Ocean X sharkmaster, a Seiko Flighty, sold the lot, now have a Seiko 7a28, a 7t34 and a V172...
I have a 1950's clock which the minute hand lume has broken apart and fallen out. The lume has broken in to 4 parts and are all recoverable as they're laying on the dial.
My question is can I reuse the old lume. Can it be reconstituted and if so whats the best method? I was think pecil and morter in to a fine powder then add bindng agent.
Any thoughts welcome, I can't seem to find any mention in any posts.