Actually this is a follow on from my previous post. I recently acquired a Hamilton 16S model 956. It does run, but when the watch is turned stem side up, the ticking sounds erratic. All other positions sound okay. I removed the balance wheel and I don't see any broken or bent pivots. Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?
Haven't tried that. I don't have the training or equipment to do that. I know someone who does. Is poising the balance wheel an expensive and complicated repair?
[QUOTE=finiteguy;610449]Haven't tried that. I don't have the training or equipment to do that. I know someone who does. Is poising the balance wheel an expensive and complicated repair?[/QUOTE
also Check the balance jewel for cracks this can also cause erratic behavior as far as cost to have the poising and truing done I dont know I do all that myself as Im self taught its not really to hard and doesnt take to much time to do so I wouldnt think it wouldnt cost to much but not for sure
Last edited by Timothy Davis; 12-04-2011 at 03:05 PM.
The rhythm of ticking is like a horse trotting. Very odd and you can also hear a distinct metallic sound....and I only get this with stem up vertical.
balance not 'on level' hitting a component?
hairspring hitting some other surface?
out of beat?
you may need to also post to repair forum...
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