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  1. Seiko
    Hi all: I'm here to talk about the 6r35 movement, share my experiences, particularly with accuracy and regulating, and to gather thoughts. I already know this is a tempestuous subject. Many folks don't like the 6r35 movement and find it to be mediocre compared to the often $1,000+ watches in...
  2. Watchmaking
    Hey all, I've got a diver (date only) with an ISA 1198. Is it possible to replace the ISA with an ETA automatic? There's space for a thicker movement in the case.
  3. Seiko
    Picked up a SKX with 7s26 movement, but unfortunately I clocked its power reserve at ~10-15 hours. In case it caught up on something, I shook it slightly when it died, and it ran for another hour. Shook it lightly again, it ran for another hour after that. I tested this 3-4 times. I'm familiar...
  4. Reviews
    I've never gone through a Bauhaus design watch phase, as most of these watches tend to be on the dressier side, and are typically a lot more delicate and refined, than the brutish and grotesque dive watches that make up 90% of my heart. But I don't respect these watches any less, and among them...
  5. Public Forum
    Hello! I am a watch and M*A*S*H collector, and when I found this watch, it was a perfect mix of the two! The dial of the watch has the 10th Anniversary of M*A*S*H logo and the name of one of the show's writers. When I open the caseback, there are no markings that indicate the maker of the...
  6. Watchmaking
    Hello. I have a Seiko watch with a 6T63 movement that is experiencing issues. It stops when being worn at no particular time and for no particular reason. It will then start back up once the crown is pulled out and pushed back in. It will also run with no issues if not being worn. I had a Seiko...
  7. Seiko
    First post here, and so apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I've been looking into "high beat" (4bps+) affordable quartz movements, and found that the Seiko VH65 and the VK31 both have 4bps second hands. However... there are a lot of movements in the Seiko V series. What are the difference...
  8. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Found this Cartier pocket watch Movement on Ebay and thinking of buying it just because it's neat. I was wondering how likely it is that a case could either be made or found for it?
  9. Watchmaking
    I've got a friend with a water damaged Tag Heuer Carrera with the calibre 1887, with water damage to the movement. The case and bracelet are perfectly fine. The movement was fairly badly rusted and I ended up gutting the watch for him. In the last 18 months, I have managed to source a new...
  10. Watchmaking
    Hi - Curious as to what the large "1" means above "NO JEWELS". I'm trying to replace a movement, and my current one says "4". Thanks!
  11. Watchmaking
    Our design has a "vertical" face, taller than wide. "Portrait" mode? ))) We are looking for a quality quartz movement, 3-hand, with its stem at the 6:00 position. So far, we see only the Miyota 5Y30 - 5.5 x 6.75' ' '. Can any of the seasoned folks here suggest another option? Regards, Jay
  12. Russian watches
    Hi all, I found a Vostok 2414a movement in a regular Komandirskie case in my drawer. There is no rust in it but when I try to unscrew the crown and wind it there is no tension which normally would. There is still those clicking sound by the way. And I noticed on the dial while trying to wind it...
  13. Russian watches
    I have an old Boctok Komandirskie on the way on which I want to replace the hands, the crown, and the crystal if it doesn’t polish up well. I just don’t know how to identify the movement so I can get ahold of compatible parts. Thank you for your help in advance!
  14. Affordable watches
    dear all, need help i was offered 260 pounds for both watches and 290 for each. kent 48 (39 MM) and Aureole 48 (37mm) on landeron 48 movementss . they are from 1950 and 1960 vintage. i have videos from seller showing both chronos working . is it fare deal aniz
  15. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hey all, I just picked up a 1950s Charles Nicolet Tramelan watch with a date pointer movement. I have seen this movement in other Tramelan watches, but I was wondering if anyone can identify it. The adjustment area is especially interesting.
  16. Grand Seiko
    New GS owner here and I heard in some Grand Seiko video reviews that Spring Drives can be affected by magnetism and percussive actions. I'm looking for opinions on what utilization to stay clear of that would harm or possibly damage a spring drive movement including: -Safe to wear while typing...
  17. Watchmaking
    Hello I would like to ask if someone knows what is the movement being used by Swatch on their Big Bold watches, I have been searching everywhere but couldn’t find anything. Does someone has a suggestion for a cheap, or very cheap, quartz watch movement with high torque available for big watch...
  18. Affordable watches
    Hello watch lovers, Just wondering which to get, a 7s26 automatic watch or somewhere near (not gonna serviced it) or normal quartz watch (swatch, casio, etc). both watch at around $100, which one you think will last longer? normal quartz or unserviced cheap movement? it will be daily office...
  19. Public Forum
    Hi all, Ok, I've got so many questions. It's been about a year since I've started really nerding out about watches and after hours and hours of rigorous (free) research about watchmaking, I've just purchased an ETA 6497-1 movement and I'm ready to start doing some tinkering! I've picked out a...
  20. Public Forum
    (Please forgive my ignorance in advance.) It seems to me that regulating a movemnt for better accuracy is a relatively simple and inexpensive procedure. If that's the case, why don't all watch makers (including those who make low-end watches) regulate their movements to better accuracy? Why...
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