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  1. Orient
    I had to make my bambino's date wheel fixed and to to do that I gave my watch to a official orient dealer in my city. After 1 week I got the watch back but there is something different now. The date wheel is metallic colored instead of white. Personally I find it a little disturbing. The...
  2. Watchmaking
    What kind of options do you have if you're installing a different type of movement into a watch, and the date wheel doesn't align with the dial's date window? Can a custom date wheel potentially solve this?
  3. Watchmaking
    If I took 1 movement with a standard pin/screw regulator system, and another movement with a freesprung balance wheel, would it be possible to switch them around? Let's assume the balance wheels were a similar size. I would be very interested in experimenting with a freesprung balance conversion...
  4. Public Forum
    I searched on Google, I searched on WUS, and I searched WUS with Google (which usually brings results) - and I still don't know how big date works on watches. Obviously, it's a different system than the date wheel, but since I know next to nothing about how watch mechanisms function, I can't...
  5. Affordable watches
    Is there any affordable (remotely similar) watches to the Meistersinger Pangaea Day Date sub ~$1000? I know that nothing that I find or see will be good enough as the "real thing" however the design elements I love, and I would just like to see what is available that is kind of the same...
  6. 2013
    The Maison’s new caliber Girard-Perregaux is presenting a new manufacture movement to join its 3000 family: the caliber GP0 3800-001, a hand-wound column-wheel chronograph. For its first appearance, this new development is housed in the elegant case of the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection. A...
  7. Links & Articles
    There are a lot of very good videos on YouTube explaining how a watch works. Here are some for your convenience:
  8. Watchmaking
    Basically 5 elements are needed. It's this simple:
  9. Seiko
    I'm looking for a new date wheel for an uncommon Seiko movement, and I was just wondering if they're ever interchangeable between movements.
  10. Public Forum
    I recently got a watch from a friend to feed my new-found obsession with watches. It was a Rado Conway that I got for a steal since it was not running, so I thought it just had to be serviced. I went to the repair shop and apparently the balance wheel is broken and it will take $250 to fix it...
  11. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I am mid-way through a complete overhaul on this beautiful curvex and find 4 teeth missing from the minute wheel. Does anyone have a good source for vintage Gruen watch parts? This particular model doesn't produce great Google search results in general. I have another one - model #520...
  12. Omega
    Hello, this is my first post in WUS, so greetings to all of you!! Well, before i start with my concern, I just want to make clear that i'm not a professional watchmaker:-s, but im learning and is pretty fun for me, but theres moment like this one that kills me, and those are the problems with...
  13. Public Forum
    Does anyone know any fairly inexpensive watches (less than $500), vintage or otherwise, that have a free sprung balance? Thanks!!
  14. Watchmaking
    Hi, I'm only a couple of months into this watch-building thing and have had a few issues along the way while building a custom watch with a 2824-2 movement. The movement itself was in very good condition when I bought it and I was happily removing and replacing the dial while I experimented...
  15. Watchmaking
    Does anyone know if there are screwed balance wheels available for an ETA Unitas 6497 or 6498? I am starting a project and really prefer the look. I checked Borel and Frei and did not see them, any other thoughts? Thanks, Josh
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