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  1. If you can get the back off, you would able to see if the hairspring is distorted, magnetised (stuck together ) Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  2. great news well done.. always satisfying when its starts ticking!
  3. In my opinion it would still go a bit , this movement is jeweled Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  4. Are you sure you have put the balance in corrrectly i.e. jewel I'm between the pallet? Also if you take out the balance wheel, does the pallet flip side to side when moved gently ? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  5. https://horologicalsuppliers.co.uk/product/felsa-690-watch-parts-partial-movement/ Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you rob, I admire your technical ability, as a hobbyist I am always learning from incredible restorers such as your self , thank you for posting your work . Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Rob, incredible work as usual, may I ask why a stem was created instead of some sort of new boss for the main plate as I know that is sometimes a fix as well and would then allow standard replacement stems in the future. Is it purely that there isn't that much space? Thanks again Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  8. just like to state that her fiance likes this design, the purchase of that particular watch was never on the cards hence "eye watering" - i agree that a watch is a personal preference so the idea of this thread is to find some CHEAPER alternatives to offer up to see if he likes. the junghans was a great should by the way but the the case size may be too big, Thanks again
  9. My friend is getting married shortly and she would like to purchase a watch for her future husband. He has fallen in love with a gold cased Nomos but as you all know, the price is eyewatering - looking at it we can understand why! Can anyone think of anything similar to the stye. The watch in question is below. As usual, thanks in advance! http://www.nomos-store.com/en/Watches/Model-series/Lambda/Watches-with-manual-winding-and-power-reserve-indicator/Lambda-Rosegold-sapphire-crystal-back.html?smxCountry=gb&redirected=1##
  10. Glad you at least got your money back from the inital purchase, hopefully you can put it towards an alternative watch... friends and business ... hmmmm Whenever i take in a watch for repair (friend or not) i like to make it clear that it is not my main profession and if you need it in the rush then you should seek an alternative person to help.
  11. bugging me i cant see the images correctly, can you fix the links? - ive enjoyed your work in other forums before.
  12. I know there are a lot of people that say you MUST use this and MUST do that but they are obviously are professionals or had the budget to pay for all these tools. In this day and age its just not possible or most of us (especially as a hobby!) If i waited for every tool i MUST have and paid for then i would probably just be taking my first Smiths Pocket watch apart! I personally think that you can only work within your limits.. Bergeon are ridiculously eye watering expensive. Yes you can wind a mainspring by hand.. the downside is that parts of skin can get trapped but hey ho.. honestly its not going to damage the watch and unless you are working on rolex's for paying customers then it doesn't really matter at this stage in your hobby. I never had a mainspring winder for two years when i started working on watches all those watches are still working fine. When winding them just do it slowly and try to not trap your thumbs against the metal when turning (easier said than done!) as this is where it scraps parts off your thumb! A great way to see where things are likely to get trapped is to attempt winding a mainspring with finger cots on - your see how much of the finger cot gets trapped within the spring. This has been the most fun and most expensive hobby but the rewards of reassembling the watch and watching it tick again is brilliant. Also keep an eye out on ebay, hopefully your manage to blag one for a good price. There are others but i cannot comment on how good they are.
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