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  1. Replacement mainspring and stem/ crown help

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello! I have been attempting to fix this WWII Bravingtons Swiss made pocket watch (Electa I believe?). I am struggling to find a mainspring with dimensions 2.8 x .25 x 500 x 16.7 (Height x thickness x lenght x barrel size (mm)) with a hole (TR) attachment. I will also need a replacement stem...
  2. My watch crown fell off my tissot

    Hey! this is my first post and I have had an issue with my Tissot Le Locle watch. The crown on the side fell off and if i try to put it back in, it will not click back into position. This does not allow me to change the time or date and I was wondering what is wrong and what I could do to fix it.
  3. What is this foggy patch on my Nomos? a scratch or fog?

    Public Forum
    Hi WUS just noticed this today there is a circular foggy patch in the centre of the crystal on my Nomos. I haven't bumped my watch against anything with any large force recently and have not scraped it on anything so I am quite confused as to how it got there and what is actually is. Could it...
  4. Rubber gasket for Seiko Arctura Jorg Hysek 5M42-0E39

    Hi all I'm looking for some help finding a part number. I recently bought a 5M42-0E39 and I have changed the capacitor, but the rubber gasket had perished and it fell apart when I took off the front of the watch. I think the gasket is essential to avoid moisture getting in. I've been scouring...
  5. Panerai Repair Recommendations

    Officine Panerai
    Howdy Am somewhat a new Panarista and was hoping to get some recommendations regarding service and repair. I've done a bit of research on this and other Panarai Forums and people seem to be split on sending their Panarai to Panerai Service Center or their own Horologist. I've come across...
  6. 6139 Minute Counter Repair

    Hi Everyone! I posted about this 6139-8029 that I picked up the other day at a thrift store. The minute marker flew off yesterday when i went to reset the chronograph. Anyone know how or where I could get this fixed? I live in upstate S.C. and have had trouble finding someone. TIA!
  7. Cartier 90 Quartz - Faulty

    Good evening everyone. Recently acquired a lovely vendome argent. Looks fantastic for its age. It had a broken battery terminal (the negative in the base ) so i found the replacement part stripped and fitted it. I have it on good authority that the watch used to run. Do i need to short a...
  8. Seiko sarb033 accuracy question

    Affordable watches
    Hey all. I'm kinda new around here, but have a question about my Seiko sarb033. I noticed it was running a little strange, so put it on the Hairspring app. When the watch isn't fully charged, the app can't even read its time signature! When it is fully charged, the watch accuracy is all over...
  9. 1970’s Era Westclox Big Ben Wind Up Alarm Clock

    Clock world
    I have recently acquired a junked clock that is a Westclox Big Ben with a wind up alarm. I have tried to fix it but it seems to work only sometimes. The clicker thing inside won’t keep on moving and stops a lot, everything else works perfectly except that a slider is missing, but that’s fine...
  10. Need Help identifying Bezel Spring arrangement for Maratac GPT-2

    I have a Maratac GPT-2. The unidirectional bezel got stuck some years ago and eventually would just turn freely in either direction, sticking around 2 o'clock. After 4 hours of fiddling and prying I managed to get the bezel off. I'm trying to figure out the arrangement for the bezel spring /...
  11. ĞVintage mechanical watch doesn't wind

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello to everybody, I inherited an old Baume&Mercier mechanical watch that does not run. I don't know when was the last time it worked. I can move the hands normally if I turn the crown, but I can't wind it. Also, I can easily pull out the whole stem without any force. The movement is a 15...
  12. Amazing YouTuber on watchmaking

    Just found "Nekkid Watchmaker" on YouTube. Very informative and pleasant. Just watched him refurb a vintage jaeger lecoultre p469. Search shows no one has mentioned him on WUS so check him out!
  13. Most well regarded repair shop for vintage models?

    Casio G-Shock
    As there is no non-G Casio subforum, I am asking here! I want to send my vintage DB-81 ST Cognit Schema for service/repair as recently the EL backlight has completely died. Every other function and button works fine, as well as the EL backlight indicator on the display,. I know the ELs do die...
  14. Long term costs of owning a Sinn watch?

    I hail from the Russian watch side and I love what I see from the German watches, especially Sinn. A question I had with Sinn was the long term costs involved (in the US) of servicing/maintaining them, especially with some having extra tech. Does the capsule need servicing when it changes color...
  15. sportivnie servicing in the UK?

    Russian watches
    Hi guys, I purchased this watch a little while ago and took it to my local watchmaker. However, it requires replacement gears that he was unable to source. This causes the watch to occasionally slip when you wind it (it then makes a horrendous noise as the gears jam back together not unlike...
  16. FS: Seiko Quartz QT 0823-8010 Parts/Repair USD28

    Watches - Books, Parts, Tools, Winders
    For Sale Seiko Quartz QT 0823-8010 kanji day Not working, for spare parts or repair. Watch only, no band. Hands & day/date can be advanced manually via crown. Minor scratches on case & crystal. Please look at pictures carefully. Sold As-Is. Price: USD28/= Free international...
  17. Service or replace Steinhart?

    Public Forum
    Hi all - I have a Steinhart Ocean Black that needs an overhaul - seals, lube, etc. Does it make sense to service it or is it time to ditch for something new? I paid about EUR 300 9 years ago. It's been a good watch. Opinions appreciated. Thx.
  18. Overhaul Rolex Oyster Quartz 17000 Worth it?

    Rolex & Tudor
    Rolex Oyster Quartz 17000 Overhaul hi I recently acquired Rolex Quartz 17000 MK1 Dial. I am a big fan of Quartz watches manufactured by Rolex, and have been looking for the watch for awhile in the market. Few weeks ago, I found a seller (individual) who had the watch for sale, and decided to...
  19. General Watch Repair

    Public Forum
    Hello, Can anybody point me to any links on this forum to guides for watch repair please. I have a movado museum that the "Dot" came unglued and was wondering if I could just glue it on or if it's a whole difficult process? Also on how to change crystals for the Movado bold (I would imagine it...
  20. Suggestions for Vintage Omega repair near Tampa, FL

    Hi Guys, I recently purchased a 1969 Omega Constellation Cal 564 Chronometer. There seem to be a couple of issues with the watch- 1) Manually winding the crown seems to be harder than it should be 2) Even though the watch should have a 50 hour power reserve, it seems to stop after not...