Recent content by Jason K

  1. Jason K

    Were any tuning fork watches NOT made under license to Accutron?

    Oh yes! I forgot about that. A bit humorous, though I understand it wasn't Max making the claim against himself.
  2. Jason K

    Were any tuning fork watches NOT made under license to Accutron?

    I believe these were actually designed by Max Hetzel, though not under license to Bulova. Same is true for the ESA 9162, which was in Eterna and Certina models.
  3. Jason K

    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: How can I find these parts: Automatic spinner attachment It appears that your attachments didn't quite make it.
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    brand / model names that have been used by multiple companies

    This is how Swiss companies have operated for many years. It was a plan devised in the latter part of the 19th century to re-build their failing watch industry. A. Schild has made movements for many companies. Other examples, ETA, ESA, Valjoux, FHF, FEF...these are ebauches firms that make...
  5. Jason K

    Mechanical WW Omega Case Parts

    At the very least, I think the crystal number is 063TN5166. Maybe that will get you somewhere. I'll look more later when I have more time.
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    can anyone help

    The picture isn't quite clear enough for me to see if there is an ebauches factory mark on the movement. It may be hiding under the balance cock, bridge, etc., or under the dial (which you would have to remove to find). Look in the little spaces under the balance cock, balance wheel, etc., and...
  7. Jason K

    Better screwdrivers?

    Re: Thank-you to all Bergeon quality is poor these days. Another overpriced product shoved down Watchmakers throats by the Swiss Cartel. Don't waste your money! I should add...I own a set of 10 Bergeon myself...nice chunk of change, but I've found no reason to justify the difference in cost...
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    Always keeping good battery in running Accutrons?

    If you ever want more information on Accutrons, let me know. There is a discussion group you can join as well. Feel free to contact me if you want to learn more about Accutrons...servicing/repairing, or whatever else you may want to know. Bulova did quite literally "bury" secrets after...
  9. Jason K

    Always keeping good battery in running Accutrons?

    There are "Accucell" batteries that are 1.35v, available on the market. They last about ten months, while you can get over a year with a standard silver oxide. It's best to just go ahead and change at a year, because there is some potential for discharge upon depletion, but I've never had that...
  10. Jason K

    Always keeping good battery in running Accutrons?

    This is highly over-emphasized, as Bulova originally stressed. Some are more temperamental than others (a rare few), but with most you will have no issues with a silver oxide. Some are more difficult to phase, and some require other minor adjustments, but I know many people who have been using...
  11. Jason K

    brand / model names that have been used by multiple companies

    I'm not 100% certain what you interpret or consider to be recycled, but I am curious as to whether you may be considering the ebauches manufacturer that made the movement not matching the "brand name"...essentially the name on the dial. Are you familiar with ebauches...and dare I point out it's...
  12. Jason K

    American PW Measuring Wristwatch Movement For Replacement

    One issue with some of the overpriced Swiss watches made in the last 30 or so years is that the case cost much more than the movement. That would be ideal for you, if you have any of that sort. Just recently a guy asked me for a case to replace a rather expensive one he had, but the movement was...
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    American PW Measuring Wristwatch Movement For Replacement

    People need parts of all kinds these days. There's not much money in sitting on them and selling them as needed. It certainly is hit and miss, and you probably won't ever sell everything in your lifetime doing it that way. Enough stock and contact with other suppliers can turn up all kinds of...
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    American PW Measuring Wristwatch Movement For Replacement

    What flynwill did was a bit more conventional (in resulting appearance), but similar in concept to what some people call "project watches". There are people really into this stuff, but it is the opposite of what you are looking to do. If you are okay with considering replacing mechanical...
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    F.C.& Co. - Case maker and hallmark information would be greatly appreciated

    I haven't had it tested, but at this point I've moved on past the notion of 18K or anything near it. I'll check it out eventually, but it's on my list of "to do" sometime over the next few years.

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