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    214 accutron runs fast

    Is your battery a modern one or one made for a Accutron a modern battery will make the watch run fast
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    Elgin 18 size model 1 KWKS

    Also another thing is to make sure the hairspring is properly in the regulator pins. I got a watch back from a complete service and it was running fast and somehow the hair spring had slipped out of the regulator pins.
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    Karl's Question about tweezers

    They are Titanium - Dumont Titanium Precision Tweezers Non Magnetic Select from 5 Types
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    Karl's Question about tweezers

    Hello, having properly dressed tweezers do keep me from shooting sand sizes parts into the netherworld and I do like brass/bronze tweezers i buy extras when i see them on sale. There is one set of steel tweezers that i really like and stayed very sharp and precise is Dumont 3TI Titanium - H I...
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    Elgin 18 size model 1 KWKS

    One of the first things I would try is to Demagnetize the watch with a good demagnetizer out of the case since it has been through the modern shipping process it could have been exposed to all sorts of magnetic fields then re- time it and see if it helps.
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    Winding/Setting Elgin grade 96 level set: watch stem is stuck winding clock counter clockwise help

    It is leaver time set watch you have to take off the dial cover slide out the leaver then use the crown to set the time the crown is for winding until you pull out the leaver. Important do not pull the crown up like a regular watch you can damage the watch.
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    Winding/Setting Elgin grade 96 level set: watch stem is stuck winding clock counter clockwise help

    It may be over wound. just let it run down or open it up and manually let the main spring down there is probably a youtube video on how to do it. OOPs iI just noticed it is a Lever set watch which is a different ball game I would just it wind down and see. do not force the crown up it will...
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    Question About A Case sleeve wrench

    As with most watch tools some fitting is required to get a good fit with the forks. It is only marked K&D it is one of many that I have picked up buying junk drawers there is usually one that fits. The large new Swiss one came with an pre-broke fork but I did not notice for about a year to late...
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    Question About A Case sleeve wrench

    A few picts, As with most watch tools some fitting is required to get a good fit with the forks.
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    Question About A Case sleeve wrench

    The forks are for installing the sleeve and adjusting not for first time removal first put a few drops Kroil or other penetrating oil on the threads and let it sit for awhile (remember it may have been in there for 100 years)the use one of the square ended points that fits into the sleeve...
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    Electric WW Help Bulova Accutron service??

    You can also try https://www.esslinger.com they had them when i was looking for seals for the original Accutrons.
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    rusted dial set screws

    I use a product called " Kroil" made by KANO I ordered a 8oz can from amazon I use this when i tear down 100 year old Guns , watches and other smellier delicate items my last replace my last can because it started sneaking out of the can but it has never harmed any thing i have used it on but...
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    American PW Select a Hairspring for an 1865 model Waltham Bartlett...

    Sorry my 1958 Waltham factory parts book only goes back to 1883.
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    Elgin Father Time staff

    We need a picture of the movement showing the full serial number in order to identify the staff needed.
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    Electric WW Accutron 214 Gaines Time only when worn

    There are two manuals that discuss timing problems the "Accutron by Bulova 214 service manual" and "Facts About Accutron" I do not know the rules about copyrights on company's still in business so I haven't copied the pages that may help. But you may be correct that it could be a problem with...
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    Tissot T-Touch Classic- resistor detached?

    Did you test the resistor before re soldering it? if not the only way to really test it is to take it out of the circuit when i do something delicate i use a 15 watt soldering iron. You may have a cold solder joint where the rosin has blocked the current there is fine solder for doing this type...
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    Paint used to highlight lettering in pocket watch movements

    THank you there is quite a few chats on the subject. The paint would probably need some experimental thinning to get it right.
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    Paint used to highlight lettering in pocket watch movements

    What was the type of Ink/paint used to highlight lettering in pocket watch movements?
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    Bulova 11alacd Balance wheel complete/Hairspring

    try here Bulova watch part 11ALACD balance wheel complete 721 | eBay
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    Vanguard 23J lower balance jewel

    Sorry if i caused confusion this is the best picture of the pages. I think the confusion in Friction vs Jewel in setting. It sounds like yours is the friction version.

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