Automatic not winding.
Manual also goes rough.
Rotor moves freely but it has difficulty pushing the spring.
If wound runs normal 42 hours.
Came back from Brazil (five years) , took all watches in airplane and many automatics now have difficulty? Can they have gotten covid?
Never had watch issues so exploring .
Others with issues.
Dubey aerodyn X2 this is the GMT alarm. Dubey Worldtimer works fine.
Citizens x2 bullheads, x2 8180 and the diver as well issues (not sure number is correct) issues, the Seiko 6139s x4 steady as they go....no issues
Omega coaxial all good.
Very upsetting. Let's focus on this one first. As here the winding is rough, the others this seems fine and don't have the glass back to validate .
Hello everyone. I have a really sad story and I am a complete amateur. I am a machinist for a living so I thought I would give a crack at making a frankenwatch, however it did not go as planned and now I have a movement with subdials that don’t work and a whole lot of parts and money invested and I don’t know what to do. I need the help of a professional. The donor movement was a NOS, new old stock, and was running perfectly, however I messed up almost everything attempting to make this watch. I will happily ship all of the parts needed to complete this watch and pay for any repair that need to be made and for the return shipping. I need the help of a professional how can repair and assemble the watch with the parts and return it to me. I will pay for everything, the labor, replacement parts, return shipping, I just need someone’s help.
Details about the project:
movement: valjoux 7733
dial: vintage NOS angelus chronograph dial
case: custom machined case
Hello forum, this is my first time posting.
I found my great-grandfathers Timex maybe about a year ago, and to my dismay, it wound right up some 50 years later. From what I can tell, it looks to be a viscount model maybe pre-1960s? Possibly closest to a model 31 movement. My area of expertise is really limited to owning battery operated watches, so I'm hoping someone could help.
I was using my hand to hit a wrench for my car and I didn't even notice I had my watch on. The movement stopped and from then on it's been acting funky, basically just stopping randomly throughout the day, but then restarting. When I take off the case and manually wind the rotor with my fingers, it will continue to run for quite some time, but once I try to wind it with the crown and stem or maybe even shake the watch it may only last a few moments.
I hope someone may be able to help me diagnose some potential sources of this, since I would love to keep wearing my great-grandfathers watch. I've attached pictures too
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I have learned 3 things with the disassembly of my first watch. 1. Watch face retaining screws are impossibly small. On the BFG you have to remove one of them completely to get the face off. Then, when you tweeze them back into place with a crappy tweezer, the screw torques out and is gone forever. Use better tweezers and don’t squeeze so hard. 2. When you practice reassembling parts to help memorize it for final assembly, don’t use the work surface to flip over and re-orient springs with your tweezers. As soon as you let go, the spring finds a new home in witness protection somewhere in your workroom, also, never to be seen again. Perhaps it is neighbors with the dial screw? 3. This stuff is fun. I can't seem to find a source for this spring, and I am not dropping 100+ USD for a parts movement. Therefore, I may have to make it. Anyone have experience with making springs? Where do I source the spring steel? I saw someone use piano sting wire to create one. Any help or advice here would be appreciated. I have circled the part in the pic below. -Devon
Ok great. I’m not comfortable getting this “deep” into altering things. I had visions of too much or too little end shake and pulling what’s left of my hair out... Im somewhat relieved that it’s straightforward. I’m still not sure the donor spring I have is sized properly, but I hope so.