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    • By peejaywk
          I'm new to the watch repair and came across the watch repair videos whilst browsing YouTube. I've been through the free introductary lessons and once I have some basic equipment in place I plan on subscribing to the level 1 course.
         I became intersetd in watch repair as I picked up a couple of non-running Ingersoll Triumph pocket watches and started to investigate how I could get them up and running again. Hopefully they will be running smoothly again soon.
    • By mineglobus03
      Hi everyone, I have some problems with a manual winding watch. It needs some work but I would try to do it myself. The watch appears fully wound but it doesn't work. Which is the problem? Thank you in advance
    • By canthus
      I work a lot on small caliber (ladies watch size) movements but still have mishaps with the balance hairspring.  These hairsprings are very fragile and easily bent and removing/replacing the balance assembly seems to be my problem.  I would like any comments on the risks of deforming the hairspring by allowing the wheel to dangle during handling.  I would also like to know if the position of the regulator arm/pins has any effect re risk of deforming the spring, should it be close to the stud or as far a possible from the stud, I normally leave it where I find it so the timing is close to what it was before dis-assembly.  Any advice on techniques etc will be much appreciated.
    • By rduckwor
      I am correcting a deformed hairspring and need to set the curve for the regulator pins.  De Carle mentions using curve-forming tweezers, which I cannot yet find.  What are the alternate practices for forming this curved portion of the over curve?
    • By Nost
      Hi again all,
      since there are some really knowledgeable people here I hope you can impart some wisdom regarding repairing a bent hair spring. after getting this old movement working again with the help of this group (new mainspring), I need a little more advice.
      after hooking this beaut up to  watch-a-scope it shows low amplitude and very erratic trace. I can see the hairspring is bent and need to start here in addressing the issue.
      What tools are needed (not willing to spend £50 on hairspring levers at the moment)? I have basic tools  (enough to service a movement), but what are the essentials for working on a hairspring? i.e for removing from a balance safely what tweezers types/sizes are recommended for correction etc.
      Also, is there an easy way to identify and obtain replacement hairsprings? I assume they are very interchangeable as it would not have been easy to make new hairsprings for every watch model.
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    • More like a Timex M66 See here for an incomplete list of Timex movements with pictures. -> https://17jewels.info/movements/t/timex/  
    • I have two that are DOA ,  can someone recommend a good  troubleshoot/repair person to breath life back into them?
    • Interesting, when you talk about the price being preserved are you saying having the dial redone will not affect the price? And I agree these markings to the dial do not look natural to me they either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • M73 perhaps? There  were a bunch of variations. Suggest you consult Herr Ranfft's website.
    • Yes that's the complete balance. You should be able to find an old movement and the mainspring on ebay. I'll have a look for you, just give me a little time.  Here you go. Here is a place for all parts http://www.obsoletewatchandclockparts.com/smithsQL100.htm Give these a ring 01959 543 660 Walsh clock parts and tell them what you want. I think this is the mainspring you want, to be on the safe side mention the number its SKU CM3201 https://www.hswalsh.com/categories/loop-end-mainsprings
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