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  1. How do I regulate this vintage watch?

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Picture shows the movement. It is an Orvin 17 jewel manual wind, probably from the 60's as someone has told me. It is currently running slow, maybe 30 to 60 seconds per day. I have never regulated any mechanical watch before. Can anyone pinpoint on the picture which part I should move...
  2. My Seiko SNK805 got a new heart – and it beats wonderfully!!

    Seiko
    I have had my SNK805 for 5 years now, and since I sold almost all the watches I had, it is now the only watch that I wear beside my DW5000 G shock. Because it was so dirt cheap, I wore it to places where I wanted to spare my G shock (being a limited edition) so it has really gone thru hell and...
  3. Regulating daily wearer -- fast then slow

    Public Forum
    Hi guys, quick question I haven't seem to have found a decent answer for. My steiny was running about +10 sec/day. I had it regulated down to about +2 per/day. Awesome! About a couple months later now, it's running about -10 sec/day. Questions is...should I have it re-regulated or looked at...
  4. first automatic - seiko snk607 - 7s26 - questions?

    Archive: Reference Articles, FAQ, & Model Guides
    I just entered the automatic watch world and WUS! I bought a used SNK607 on ebay for $31 shipped. So far it is a good watch, it was delivered still running after 65 hours in transit! +8s on the first day, looks good, decent lume, etc. I do have a few questions however: 1. Any known nighttime...
  5. Strange self-regulation 'event'

    Public Forum
    I have been able to successfully self-regulate my Speedmaster by varying the position that the watch rests at night. I have found that it is amazingly consistent, losing 3s if lying flat, and gaining 3s if crown up, with no variation. Unexpectedly, last night it gained 15s while crown up, and...
  6. Worst watchmaker in the world!

    Omega
    I bought my SMP second hand and thought I did really well getting one with a warranty (albeit short). So first thing I wanted to do was open the case to check everything is original, but the guy said don't do that as it will void the warranty. He also keeps reminding me to leave him feedback (I...
  7. GET YOUR SEIKO REGULATED!!!!!

    Seiko
    For all those who dont like reading long posts here are the main punchlines of this post: - GET your 7S26 regulated - you will be amazed at the performance - DONT do it yourself and LET A PROFESSIONAL DO IT!! WHY SHOULDNT I DO IT? 1. you will most likely end up scratching the caseback as i...
  8. Alpha milsub Regulation

    Chinese Mechanical watches
    I bet you seen a handful of these posts lately. Well, I went ahead and regulated my Milsub. Originally, Dial up was +25 sec but now I got it right on the dot. I can't tell how much I'm off since it is exactly running in sync with time.gov. As far as I can tell, it may be +/- 1 sec but will need...
  9. Pocket watch movement & servicing questions

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    I got a couple questions about servicing and the movements in general. [1] Is it easier to service a pocket watch since they are larger? Do watch makers charge by complexity, age, or some combination of those and other parameters? [2] I noticed some large mainsprings on ebay so is it common to...
  10. Can't leave good enough alone (question on regulating)

    Chinese Mechanical watches
    Question to those of you who try to regulate watches that do not have micro adjusters, swan necks etc: do you use any special technique or contraption to nudge the regulator arm? I tried using a pegwood stick (held almost horizontally, parallel to the watch) to gently contact and push the...
  11. How much of an accuracy freak are you?

    Public Forum
    I admit to being quite the accuracy freak, I like my mechanicals to run at 3 seconds per day but preferably better. In fact, I will probably have two recent watch purchases that are running 2-4 seconds per day fast re-regulated to make them just a tad more accurate. Even my watchmaker shakes his...
  12. Omega service at non-authorized service facility...

    Omega
    My Omega great white is out of warranty. I would like to have a basic regulation done, as it consistently is running at -5 per day, and I would rather have it run slightly fast if anything. There is pretty high quality watch repair facility in the city where I live that could quite easily...
  13. Help Regulating a Vostok Autowinder

    Russian watches
    HELP !! I bought a Bostok auto wind ( Admiral Kurkhov) off the "Bay and it runs extremely fast. +/- 20 minutes in 24 hours.( I shouldn't complain as it was advertised as not running) I've seen a previous thread somewhere on regulating a Vostok. I have the back off and recognize the "pointer" on...
  14. Automatic Watch Regulating Exepriences

    OCEAN7 & AIRNAUTIC
    I did not want to hijack a thread I just replied to so I figured I'd start another. I know this is not Ocean7 Specific and if the mods or Mitch want to remove this post. Please do but I believe this is OK marked as off Topic. I am posting here as I respect the opinion of my fellow Ocean7...
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