Happy New Year everyone!
I've been working on a lovely old Hudson watch with a Felsa 415 inside. I've got the watch running (first automatic!), but I can't make heads or tails of the watch band. I want to adjust it so that it fits me, but I've only every adjusted the old u-pin style. Is there a trick to these older watch straps or are they not adjustable?
I attached a few pictures to help. The only markings on it are "JB Champion" (The JB is in a triangle).
Hello. Dear watchmakers.
I have a very old timepiece from Rolex that I am about to work on..
From googling, I found out that this is called "trench watch" that might had been used during WWI or any other war in that era ( 1910~1920)
However, I could not figure out the reference no. of the movement. All I know about the movement is that it is 29mm in diameter and has 15 jewels.
I am actually looking for a replacement movement for this watch since the mainspring must be replaced due to damage.
Plus, I am also looking for the rachet wheel with "Rolex" engraved to replace the existing one.
I have found similar movements on the web(the third photo added) but click part was not the same.
I wonder if the one with different type of click would have parts that are replaceable.
To sum up, my questions are
1) the reference of the movement.
2) how I can get parts or the whole movement for replacement
3) does a movement with different click type would be suitable for replacement.
Thanks and I wish you a great day.
Why my rolex precision 6466 stops when crown screw down..
But it runs again when crown not screw down or in manual wind position?
It stops when the crown enter too deep inside the movement..
Thank you both for the kind welcome!
I only did, knowing that a whole replacement was about 15 bucks, crazy that there are really beginners thinking about taking apart a Rolex in pieces lol
By the way, love the youtube channel of Mark, a really great guy!
Ouch.. I'm not sure if you will be able to straighten that without risking snapping it. Small gentle tapppity tap taps.
If it were something less fragile, I would suggest heating it before bending, but in this case.. probably not..
Any suggestions anybody?
Put it in a vice between two soft jaws maybe?
I guess just enough unbending to stop the balance rubbing, then test, if still not satisfactory, then just a little more.
Thanks all! Happily after a couple more emails back and forth the watch was ‘found’ and is listed as shipped. It doesn’t appear now that the seller has anything devious in mind just, as thought on this thread, was confused about the process.