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...
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!
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!
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Yes, that screw did in fact allow the stem to be removed - and only a few turns were required so it did not come out of the setting lever!
I handled the movement with gloves and carefully cleaned the dial with Rodico - being sure to avoid the hands.
The hands are parallel to the dial and have...
I inherited a working Agassiz pocket watch. It's in a silver case that I would like to polish carefully - perhaps with just polishing cloth.
But I was not able to remove the movement from the case. I found and rotated 3 flat-sided case screws, and have pulled the stem into the setting...
After a long summer trip, I got back and finished the repair on this Bulova.
The soldered trace is working fine and the watch runs well now that the battery clamp is making good contact with the battery.
Thanks for the help & advice everyone!
have an Elgin 680 that was dropped and now the balance is wobbly. Jewels are fine just the staff is broken.
I have not performed staffing before and would like to get a complete balance assembly.