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Zoot

Old omega, issue.

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I shall post findings on here. Great resource this forum- much appreciate the info & replies.

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On ‎13‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 10:40, Karrusel said:

Hi 

Sounds, from your description, that one of the 2 springs on the auto winding rotor has dislodged.  These cushion the auto winding rotor when it swings backwards & forwards. 

Your ‘boing’, commonly known as a bumper movement, is now being replaced with a harsher knocking sensation/noise.

Pictures of the dial side, back & movement will help us be more definitive.

If so you will need to get it looked at before the miscreant part gets lodged somewhere & creates further damage ?

:thumbsup:

 

   i have an old Elgin pocket that runs and "boings"  what could cause that?  vin

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Hi, Zoot. Have now seen your watch at my bench. It appears that someone in the past has taken the auto work to pieces and assembled it incorrectly. I offer you 2 options 1) take the auto work to pieces and assemble correctly £20

2) fully service the watch which includes resetting the rack on the auto winding. £240

Awaiting you advice.

Regards Simon.

ps. The telephone number you gave me is incorrect. Could you also give me your Email address.

 

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53 minutes ago, simon2 said:

Hi, Zoot. Have now seen your watch at my bench. It appears that someone in the past has taken the auto work to pieces and assembled it incorrectly. I offer you 2 options 1) take the auto work to pieces and assemble correctly £20

2) fully service the watch which includes resetting the rack on the auto winding. £240

Awaiting you advice.

Regards Simon.

ps. The telephone number you gave me is incorrect. Could you also give me your Email address.

 

   very good show !  i somtimes buy auto watches with a bad rotor or "bounce back" that will wind with the stem.   remove the auto mechinism and use the watch.  not somthing i would sell.   vin

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On 07/05/2019 at 14:00, simon2 said:

Hi, Zoot. Have now seen your watch at my bench. It appears that someone in the past has taken the auto work to pieces and assembled it incorrectly. I offer you 2 options 1) take the auto work to pieces and assemble correctly £20

2) fully service the watch which includes resetting the rack on the auto winding. £240

Awaiting you advice.

Regards Simon.

ps. The telephone number you gave me is incorrect. Could you also give me your Email address.

 

@simon2 Back on board..

Replied via email/ yes to a full service. Let me know email received ok? will PM my tel no. thanks zoot.

 

Interesting is simon2's info on the bad bumper mech assembly: the mech, bar the spring dislodge, seemed to work fine before I sent it to Pragnell's for evaluation/ quote for service.. but no word on anything re. the bumper mech, in fact, they said 'nothing wrong with it, watch just needs a service'. Very odd: something obviously wrong with it, even from me not knowing what a bumper mech was. More strangeness followed, as when I rcvd it back (no work done- I couldn't afford their omega-certified-repairer's quote) the bumper mech A) felt different, not nearly as fluid, like weight was inhibited in its movement & the klonk not as apparant.. & B) it simply didn't work properly; it didn't power the watch as it did before wearing it, it kept running out of steam & stopping: before, even once the spring disloged, it worked without ever stopping.

Any thoughts chaps?

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