Hi, so I recently got a seiko 5 snk809 and it was working fine, I then decided to regulate it as it was losing about 1 minute a day. After I regulated it it was working fine then stopped so I shook it to wind it up and then it started working. After 5 minutes it stopped again so I wound it up and it would work but then stop after a couple of minutes. I checked to see if the watch was being winded and it was, so the watch had power but just wouldn't move, I dont know why this is, the watch has power but will only run for a minute or two when I shake it, this hasn't happened before to this watch, so if anyone could help that would be great.
I am after a clasp for an old digital junghans watch, I wasn't sure if this forum permits these requests?
I did check the forum rules and it makes no mention of it only about selling.
Can one of the more seasoned members help before I post the request?
I am considering selling leather watch straps, but I have a question before I blindly go ahead and produce a bunch of them.
I am wondering if anybody who has worked in the industry for a while can tell me what the most common sizes are of strap pins or lug widths?
I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
I need some help with repairing my Emporio Armani ar-1922.
I've watched some videos on YouTube but none of them resemble the movement of this particular watch.
My first problem is removing the stem/crown. I cannot see anything which looks like it will release the stem and I don't want to poke around inside it any more for fear of creating any damage.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Hello and good afternoon to all.
OK, here is another little horological teaser for you to get your heads around.
I have this great OASIS lady's (?) B270 watch that I got in a set to be repaired. It actually only needed a battery and works great.
However, the strap DEFINITELY needs replacing!
AND here is my problem.
I just CANNOT figure out HOW to get the spring bar out.
Actually, I am not sure it IS a spring bar. I have tried hard with all manner of tools (spring bar removers, screwdrivers, sharp knives etc.) to get the spring to release, but no joy.
I took the strap off by hand, so you can see the photos to see what I have. I really HOPE it IS a spring bar, but if so, HOW to get it out??
And if it is NOT, then HOW to fit a new strap on other than by glue?
Also, as an aside to all this, does ANYONE know how to set the date on this watch?
But first things first eh! As far as I can tell, there are NOT two positions that you can pull out the crown to. But I could well be wrong.
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Thanks @oldhippy. I was fairly sure that was how this clock was finished. What is used to finish the brass to a high shine so that you can then lacquer over it? I would presume that something like Brasso (which oddly I can't find in Australia anymore) would leave a protective layer and interfere with a lacquer adhering properly? Please forgive the ignorant questions.
That's exactly what I did, and this is why it can damage the wheel : The force you apply by either levers, or hand pullers, at distance 'x' from the centre, has to be reacted by the wheel spokes. I believe there's a good chance they will bend before the pinion releases. I tried under a microscope, and could see the centre of the wheel start to distort, so I stopped.
Book suggestions noted, thanks! The winder is providing good service. The only change I made to the Mk 2 version, was to add a clamping device, so I can clamp it to a workbench when using it. I have added a small engineering lathe to my tool “arsenal” now, so I have been thinking that I might beef up the main shaft (currently just a hex bar), and turn something more custom made. But otherwise nothing planned. hope all is well with you. George
I did ask, but the question seems to have slipped through to the keeper. Are all brass clocks gilded in gold? I have had an answer back from a firm that supplies plating kits and I am also looking into the process of gold leaf. The parts of the clock were always very polished in appearance. I presumed the brass to be polished and then lacquered (or similar) to prevent the brass from tarnishing. This thought, obviously, may be completely incorrect and it may all be gilded? So far, I have still not had a reply from Hettich themselves. I will try them again.