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    Help Benrus AS 1906 automatic winding mechanism

    Wow, roughbarked that intermediate wheel sticks out like a sore thumb now! Let me double check this situation and find out about the screw hole!
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    Help Benrus AS 1906 automatic winding mechanism

    Thank you agemo that step by step picture library is a great reference!
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    Help Benrus AS 1906 automatic winding mechanism

    By can’t wind I man the crown will not turn unless I loosen The auto winding plate screws
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    Help Benrus AS 1906 automatic winding mechanism

    Working on this AS 1906 movement which someone had some trouble with. I found a couple missing screws and a missing wire spring. So forgive me but I don't know exactly how this movement is supposed to fit together & operate because it may not have been proper when I disassembled! After...
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    Benrus AS 1906 can't set backwards

    Yes, your memory serves you well! Checked my work a bit and I found that the winding wire spring slipped out of place when I installed the winding cover plate! That was catching a tooth and jamming up the works when trying to set backwards. No harm done and now I think I have it working...
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    Benrus AS 1906 can't set backwards

    Received a Benrus with AS 1906 movement in non-working condition. Performed disassembly and everything appeared proper besides needing a good cleaning and oiling. Although, someone had worked on the watch previously because there was a screw missing from the Calendar works cover plate! After...
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    Day Date function on Benrus AS 1906?

    Great explanation, thank you. Now that you mention it, I am not able to turn it backwards... I'll ask in the repair forums.
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    Day Date function on Benrus AS 1906?

    Ah, now it makes sense... I had seen that Ranfft reference but I didn't understand it until your explanation. Thanks! The watch is being serviced now... It came to me and wouldn't run. All it needed was a good cleaning and proper oiling. I just didn't know how to set it!
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    Day Date function on Benrus AS 1906?

    Hi folks - I was given this Benrus day date wristwatch with an AS 1906 movement. Question is how the DAY and DATE are supposed to be displayed. As the hours pass, the DAY disappears from view before the next day appears over many hours... It does not 'snap' to the next day of the week they...
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    Seeking Waltham Vanguard Pocket Watch Repair in Oregon

    thanks for the recommendations... I will check them out!
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    Seeking Waltham Vanguard Pocket Watch Repair in Oregon

    I have a friend in Oregon who has a Waltham Vanguard pocket watch from 1914 that we would like serviced. He is elderly and not tech savvy at all. We don't feel comfortable shipping this watch such a great distance to me for service. Can anyone recommend any service options in his area of...
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    Sindaco jump hourwatch

    Yes, of course that regulating arm is right there! I must be losing it :) Thank you, and yes, I did oil the pallet pins! I know these movements are not high quality but this watch is sentimental & I want to keep it in working order.
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    Sindaco jump hourwatch

    Can these watches be regulated? This is a Sindaco winding watch from the 70's. I cleaned and oiled it but its running a bit fast.
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    Uncasing an Agassiz pocket watch

    Yes gmorse that makes a lot of sense! Perhaps I was over simplifying things. By running well, I mean it sets, winds, and runs keeping accurate time. I was under the impression that one of the first failures of a mechanical watch, unless dropped / shocked, would likely be the oil drying up and...
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    Uncasing an Agassiz pocket watch

    I saw some random specks of dust / lint / dirt on the movement but the watch is running well and keeping time... You may be able to see them in the top pictures. So I am really tempted to just close it up and enjoy it. But it I am curious to what this community thinks about servicing a watch...

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