I am working on a vintage watch and the crown of the watch is fitted with a hidden type gasket which is
in terrible condition and needs to be replaced.
However, I found it difficult to pull the gasket out with my tweezers or tooth pick.
Could anyone recommend an easier way to remove this kind of gasket from the crown??
I forgot to take a photo of the crown so I attached a similar example I found on the web.
Good afternoon everyone. I have finally taken apart my wife's grandfathers Timex watch, which has a 24 movement. I have several questions:
1. The stem is really sloppy, what can cause that?
2. What is the best way to clean this movement. I do not have a machine so it will be done manually.
3. Where can I get a crystal? Is there a place to buy them if I measure it?
Thank you for all of your help.
Is there a proper way to remove a stem from a DG3804B so as not to booger the keyless works?. I have removed movements before, replaced crystals and replaced hands and never had an issue with stems until now.
I was building my first GMT and was not able to get stem back in! I had to rebuild the keyless works a real pain. I'm hesitant to try to remove stem again.
I think it should be in the 'hand setting' position and perhaps ever so gently press on the release until it just lets go. I'm guessing to much pressure allows the winding pinion to slide out of place.
Any advise perhaps Mark can do a video on this issue? My current plan to to leave stem in, trim it, then use extended so as not to even remove the stem (not best solution) just a real pain to fix the keyless works.
Hello I'm starting to service a vintage zenith with 2572PC movement in it.
First problem is I can't seem to find a way to release the winder.
This apperas to be the simplest type of relese system as a push down bolt is easily spotted.
The point is it just doesn't release and this is where doubts come in...
Am I missing something?
In the attached image I'm trying to show what is unexpected to my unexperienced eyes.
I recently reacquired a watch I had swapped off to a friend years ago, a Seiko 7t62-0am0 Asymmetry (I believe was the name). The watch is a quartz movement and is a chronograph. When I initially bought the watch (new) it was worn gently. When I traded off the piece it was to a dear friend who tucked it away in a box and essentially forgot about it until recently. I got the piece back a few weeks ago, had a battery installed at an AD and it worked normally. After arriving home, I put on the watch and it was functioning normally, except it stopped after about 30 or so minutes. I took it off thinking it was a faulty battery or connection, but when I looked at it the next day in the display case it was again working. After repeatedly wearing the watch and removing the watch when it would stop, I have come to believe that my body heat is causing some metal part to expand, thereby making the watch stop. Could this be the case? If so, what exactly is the issue (i.e., which part is the culprit)?
*the photo is a stock photo of this model watch*
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Dr. C. King
First watch was a Kered from Shepherds of the shambles in York, alas no longer in business. The plus side is I still have the watch it was a 21st birthday pressie, and even better it still ticks 54 years later although the dial has a water mark , I even wore it playing cricket for 12 years.
Hi Whats the possibility of building a frame fitted to the desk with an overhead flourescent tube or double tube assembly over the work area, Inconjunction with the desk lamp it should minimise the shadows. If the height is made adjustable up/down it would be even better.
My first watch was a Adram divers watch with a EB 8012 movement. This was a birthday present and was subsequently the first way I attempted to repair (age 11). Ironically a few years ago my brother found it and I re-furbished it as it runs great.
I have a similar one but with a cowboy! Somewhere I have a cowgirl too. It is indeed the pallet fork that gives the motion.
My first watch was a Frogger watch, followed by a first gen G Shock. Then a quartz Seiko diver, and finally got an Omega automatic just before I went to watchmaking school. I didn't want to show up with a quartz.