Help Rookie Mistake

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  1. Joe LaBonte

    Joe LaBonte New Member

    Mar 26, 2020
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    Well I must admit a made a mistake I will never repeat ! I've had a vintage Lucerne dive watch since middle school that I overwound and broke. Recently I decided I wanted to get into watch repair and restoration as I have 50 or so watches. I chose the Lucerne to start with. It has a simple EB 8810 movement with date and a sub second hand. While completely disassembling the movement I took detailed photos of it. The problem I have is the photos were on my phone and it died. To make it worse, This my FIRST attempted total rebuild ! Is there anybody that das a detailed schematic or blown up views of the EB 8810 so that the pile of parts I have can once again be a functional watch ? Thank You for any help I can get.
  2. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

    Apr 20, 2013
    Linköping, Sweden
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    Check out . They have a downloads section with parts lists of movements. No service manuals that I've found though.
    You need to create an account with them to be able to access that section though. They are a good source of materials and consumables if you are in the EU though. Although, soon they won't be...

    Best of luck!

  3. glenhead

    glenhead Registered User
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    Nov 15, 2009
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    Williamson County, Texas
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    I looked at the sheet that Cousins has, and it's just a parts sheet - pictures of the parts without context. You can find out what the parts are called, but not how they go together.

    I've never worked on one of those, so don't have photos, sorry. My suggestion would be to pick another watch, overhaul it with scrupulous pictures, and combine those pictures with some serious head-scratching to get it figured out.

    Either that or buy another one on eBay to take apart and put back together with yours - there are several listed now as "new old stock".

    Good luck.

  4. roughbarked

    roughbarked Registered User

    Dec 2, 2016
    Western NSW or just this side of the black stump.
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  5. Chris Radek

    Chris Radek Registered User
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    Apr 13, 2014
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    Lincoln, NE, USA
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    Hi Joe, welcome to the forum! Lots of folks make the mistake of making the first watch they repair one that's special to them. A manual wind movement always has about the same parts, and the date adds just a few more. With experience you'll be able to put together a movement like this just from looking at the parts - it only goes together one way (or if some fiddly date part goes together two ways, you'll clearly see by looking at it that one way will work to advance the date, and the other won't, for instance.)

    If you put this special watch aside, and take apart, clean and oil, and successfully put back together 9 other movements, or better yet, 99, you can come back to this one and do it justice.
  6. Skutt50

    Skutt50 Registered User

    Mar 14, 2008
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    Have a look at this video:

    It is a 8800 but perhaps you find enough information there to assemble your 8810.

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