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just taken the course and am investigating some watch repairs on scrap flee-market materials. It all started with my destroying of an Omega 601 by just wanting to remove a bit of dirt :-)

After forcefully attached the train-wheel bridge... i needed a new escapewheel ... so I learned a lot already and am happy to join the forum as well.



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Hi Max, Don`t worry, I had a disaster with an Omega 552 movement. It had been botched up and never kept time. +2-3  mins per day. My Grandson who now owns what is left of it asked me if I would look at it !!. My Timegrapher condemned it. All over the place. ..::;;,,:::<>..,,,...::::''etc. Upon removing the rear cover I noticed that one leg of the incabloc spring was out of position and the end stone was moving. !!. I put the lyre spring back and it performed better. I made a cup of tea and returned to the bench to find the incabloc spring out of position again and the end stone gone !!!!!!. There is no doubt that the end stone was too small  yet this watch had run badly for some years. When I purchased it years ago it had been "serviced" so I was told. I then removed the balance carefully but the hair spring broke off at the bead. Must have been on it`s last legs. It is a Seamaster 300 Large triangle 1966 so could be quite valuable. Alas I cannot get any spares from Omega so it is back in the drawer until I am able to sort it if ever. The only failure I have had except a Citizen Eco drive with a day problem and needs a new rechargeable battery as well. My brother in laws !!. Thanks for the info and good wishes with the repairs. Regards, Mike.

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Omega Seamaster 300. 552. 1966,  Hi Max. I am not giving up. I will re-spring the balance. Pin the hair spring into the stud "phew" and try to find a suitable end stone of the correct size. Hoping I have enough beat error adjustment ! Breguet spring.  More later. Regards, Mike.

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