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Squeaky Raketa

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Hey all,

I've recently started buying watches that I like, and I purchased a 24 hour Raketa watch off of eBay. After some research, I'm sure that it's not genuine (the bridge on the movement says 2628.h, which as I understand it is a 12hr movement which can be modified to be a 24h movement).

I really don't care that it's not real, I just really like the look of it.

Recently, when I set the time or wind up the clock, the crown squeaks when turning it. I really think all it needs is a little bit of lubrication, but I'm not sure where to do that. I don't have any sort of experience fixing watches, but I'm ready to try (and buy equipment), if anyone is willing to help.

Below is video (and audio ;-)) of the watch squeaking when I turn the crown. Also, as an aside, it seems that the outer dial of cities isn't completely set down, when I turn the watch upside down I can hear it rattling around. Not sure if that is suppose to happen or that is fixable. When it settles down I am able to turn the dial properly.

Outer dial jiggle @ 0:05
Squeaky crown @ 0:30
Squeaky crown again @ 0:43

You may have to turn up the volume :)



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I've got an eBay Raketa that has the same jiggle to it. It's pretty annoying. I barely wear it partly because of that.
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