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  1. J

    Bulova Miyota S020 Chronograph troubleshooting

    I think you need an SR927W battery. After installing the correct battery, try this: 1) Pull the crown out to the 2nd position. 2) Press the top right pusher to set the chrono second hand to zero. (You can quickly advance the chrono hand by repeatedly pressing that pusher.) 3) Once the chrono...
  2. J

    Fake Rolex date ring stops...

    I've seen plenty of three-hand luxury fakes over the years. It's one thing to copy a simple, three-hand watch, but replicating a complex chronograph, especially a Daytona, was pretty impressive.
  3. J

    Fake Rolex date ring stops...

    Very interesting thread. The cheap-o (obviously) Asian-made stuff's what I'm familiar with. I reckon I've got some catching-up to do. Thanks!
  4. J

    Fake Rolex date ring stops...

    That's both alarming and impressive. I had no idea you could make a watch with such level of detail for a 10th of what Rolex charges. Therefore, I think it's becoming increasingly difficult for the luxury brands to rationalize the (often outrageous) fees they charge for the price of [owner]...
  5. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    I forgot to shoot a photo, but before it left, I timed that idiot 7750 clone (with a handful of ETA components) and—even with a lop-sided hairspring!—it produced: Rate: +4~+12secs/day (which I find translates to accurate timing on the wrist) Amplitude: 278 degrees Beat Error: 0.0 Wonders never...
  6. J

    Fake Rolex date ring stops...

    I'm surprised it lasted long enough to show that much toughness. :)
  7. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    Then, it's not a clone-thing. Good to know! So it's a good thing I ordered them a new balance/cock set... That explains it. Thanks again!
  8. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    So, I finished up a coupla hours ago, having [finally] sorted out the chrono issue—which, in the end, just needed the depth/meshing of the oscillating pinion-to-chrono wheel adjusted via the eccentric screw (wish I'd figured that out before spending days mucking around with its innards to little...
  9. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    UPDATE: Somehow, the hack lever shifted slightly as I installed the chrono bridge, getting itself pinned in between the bridge and plate. Ugh...if it isn't one thing it's another with this bloody thing. Anyroads, after reassembling everything back to where I stopped, all's well. I'm gonna take a...
  10. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    After assembling the watch (haven't started the chrono yet), two new problems.... 1) Crown won't pull out to either position—time- or date-setting. Keyless worked perfectly before I installed the backside components. With or without the setting lever jumper installed, the crown won't budge into...
  11. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    Not to be a sourpuss, but the only thing that bothers me is where the click'll contact the reverser once it's ensconced between two plates (i.e., with both pivots fixed into their proper, permanent positions)? There'll obviously be a slight positional shift of the click position on the...
  12. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    Guess what just arrived?
  13. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    Once the parts arrive, I'll be testing (during reassembly). Thank you!
  14. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    I'm still awaiting a replacement reverser and chrono op lever (I may've mistakenly tossed the originals, which I suspected were the cause of the original pusher problem), so I'm kinda limited in what I can test of the chrono bridge 'til the new bits arrive (tracking says tomorrow). Is there a...
  15. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    I'm still waiting on parts, so I can't reassemble yet. But I've tested by pressing (i.e., deflecting) the length of the click with tweezers in both directions—a bit beyond what I'd imagine the reverser wheel's capable of causing under normal, operating conditions—and the click's neither flown...
  16. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    I think you're right. Presuming I haven't damaged the click's metallurgical integrity with my repeated unbending/straightening (from my repeated/failed schemes.....tho' I AM now able to moderately deflect the click in both directions with tweezers w/o incident), whaddya think? Am I there?
  17. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    Thanks Al! Like minds. Unfortunately (and MADDENINGLY....grrrrrrr!!), both bent and, then, launched my new favourite Martian flying off into the darkest parts of space. And that was whilst attempting to hold the click vertical and in place with tweezers (those who know Unix: imagine the finger...
  18. J

    Locked ETA 7750 Start Pusher (won't push)

    How do I press the click stop spring into the bridge so it'll stay? This's one of the new parts I needed to replace, but I've never installed one of these before and I can't figure out how to press(?) and get it to STAY in the two holes without either bending/damaging the spring or having it...
  19. J

    What is involved in a service/ cleaning procedure?

    Back then, alotta young people (e.g., me) saw watchmaking as a good, respectable career option that offered sufficient work/pay to buy a home and raise a family in comfort. The 8-12 or so full-time watchmakers my grandfather employed all made good livings, but none, including my grandfather...
  20. J

    What is involved in a service/ cleaning procedure?

    I think the [higher] level of botch coincides with the [lower] level of quality that's become both accepted and standard throughout society today. My experience is based on the way things were in the 60s and early 70s when tool watches were just that: tools—bought and worn for their function...

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