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    Crest Pocket Watch Movement

    Thanks very much!
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    Crest Pocket Watch Movement

    Here are a couple photos of the watch.
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    Crest Pocket Watch Movement

    A friend has brought in a nice gold filled pocket watch for repair. The movement is marked "Crest". The dial looks to be from a local Victoria, BC jeweler. Its marked Shortts, Hill and Duncan, Victoria, BC. It has a nice 3 finger bridge and 17 jewels. I am not up on my movement sizes. It...
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    Main Spring Lube Question

    Thanks Genway That makes sense.
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    Omega Speedmaster 3510.50 Time Setting Problem

    Hey Thanks that worked pretty good. I had to go back then advance to the time. I got it within 7 seconds.
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    Main Spring Lube Question

    This is interesting because the watch supply house said the same thing. However the main springs I purchased from them come placed in a aluminum "barrel of sorts" or disk that holds the spring is about 1 1/4" inch in diameter. It is way to large to go directly into the watch barrel. I have...
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    Omega Speedmaster 3510.50 Time Setting Problem

    I have recently purchased a used Omega Speedmaster watch. I find that when I set the time, once the crown is pushed in then the minute hand does not move for between 10 and 30 seconds. So no matter how accurately I set the watch the minute hand goes out of time by the 10 to 30 seconds. Its...
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    Main Spring Lube Question

    I am new to watch repair and have a question about new watch springs. They come in the aluminum disk that holds it in position to directly install in on the winder. Do you have to unwind the spring, clean and re- lubricate or are they ready to install it right from the factory?
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    Omega Speedmaster 3510.50 Power Reserve Question

    I just purchased a used 3510.50 Speedmaster. The watch was supposed to have been serviced December 2011. One day after work I took the watch off and laid it on my dresser. It had been running well for the four days prior. The next morning I found the watch stopped after 17 hours off my wrist...
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    Elgin 18 Watch Parts Lists

    Thanks. Yes this is the old spring I removed from the barrel. I should be able to find a barrel and cover that fits. Does anyone know if the key wind barrels and covers are different from the older lever set Elgin watchs? Many of the parts look the same as two other Elgin watches I have...
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    Elgin 18 Watch Parts Lists

    Hmm that might not be good. The spring end on the #812 won't fit in the barrel. I'm beginning to think I have a watch that has been altered. The spring looks quite different too. Very shiny and blued. I have only limited experience with older Elgin pocket watches but this looks very different.
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    Elgin 18 Watch Parts Lists

    Does anyone know if there is an Elgin Pocket Watch Parts List published somewhere on the internet or NAWCC website? I am restoring an older Elgin pocket watch S/N 223,881 and ordered a new mainspring. I gave the material house the serial number and they sent an #812 mainspring. The #812...
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    Electric WW Seiko Quartz Watch Day of the Week Wheel

    Thanks Doug That worked! Now I just have to figure out how to get the back off the watch again. I had it off when I replaced the movement but I must have got it on really solid because I can't budge it now. I have a really cheap case knife that isn't the best.
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    Electric WW Seiko Quartz Watch Day of the Week Wheel

    I've recently replaced the movement on a Seiko quartz watch and noticed the the day of the week wheel has the day abbreviation in what may be three languages How do you get it to give the day in English? The movement model is 7N43-9011
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    L&R Master Watch Cleaning Machine Wiring Diagram

    Thanks Dave that helps and should get me by. My machine has a few other components that are part of the heater system. One that looks like it could be a resistor in addition to the heater resistor. Its a bit tough to trace the wires because they aren't as open on my machine. Also I can't...

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