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I picked up a couple of Wylers on the Bay, one an Incaflex and one a jeweled lever "Wycoflex". The Incaflex tells great time and works perfect. The other runs intermittently. Both cool little 50-60's era watches.
The weird thing they both have in common is that both have a "rattle or clicking" sound when shaken gently. Not a huge deal anyway, spent less than $60 on both, but wondered if anyone out there has had a similar experience with their Wylers. Don't know their service histories either. Thanks in advance for any info.:think:
 

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I picked up a couple of Wylers on the Bay, one an Incaflex and one a jeweled lever "Wycoflex". The Incaflex tells great time and works perfect. The other runs intermittently. Both cool little 50-60's era watches.
The weird thing they both have in common is that both have a "rattle or clicking" sound when shaken gently. Not a huge deal anyway, spent less than $60 on both, but wondered if anyone out there has had a similar experience with their Wylers. Don't know their service histories either. Thanks in advance for any info.:think:
Congratulations! As for the noise, that just might be the movement holding ring having worn out a little so that the whole movement is slightly loose inside the case. I have one or two like that...

Hartmut Richter
 

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Yes, I think that is probably right. Especially on the Incaflex you get the sense that the whole movement is slightly adrift. Guess a trip to the watchmaker is in order. Thanks for the advice Hartmut.:thanks
 

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Yes, I think that is probably right. Especially on the Incaflex you get the sense that the whole movement is slightly adrift. Guess a trip to the watchmaker is in order. Thanks for the advice Hartmut.:thanks
I have successfully cured a couple of 'rattling' movements by wrapping a little bit of PTFE tape (plumber's thread seal tape - the white stuff without adhesive) around the movement - keeping clear of the balance of course. A lot cheaper than a watchmaker.
 

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I have successfully cured a couple of 'rattling' movements by wrapping a little bit of PTFE tape (plumber's thread seal tape - the white stuff without adhesive) around the movement - keeping clear of the balance of course. A lot cheaper than a watchmaker.
... and I was going to suggest duct tape :-d
 

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... and I was going to suggest duct tape :-d
Philistine!

Attached a picture of an improvised movement ring formed from garden wire - plastic coated of course.:)
 

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Those are all great solutions, but unfortunately the Incaflex is a front loader and I'm definitely not up to that task. The other one is accessed from the rear but it has problems besides the loose fit that would require the watchmaker's skills. Thanks for all the great insights though.:thanks
 

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The Wyler 'incaflex' I have is an automatic (RR approved) ....this may be some of the noise? I does not say automatic on the dial...center one:

 
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