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Timelord

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About Timelord

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  • Birthday 01/26/1965

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  1. Hello & thank you for your input! It is an eta 2836-2 with the horrible Novodiac spring ! I didn't change anything anything on it. Pallet and balance assembly are all original. Was working fine until I awoke sleeping dogs and they bit hard!!!! I am in the process of assembling it again over the weekend! Maybe there could have been something that caused this problem. I also diamagnetised it so will have to wait and see!!! I lost the damn cap jewel inside the shock assembly. The spring fell out while I was dissasembling it and will look in the junk box to find one. I know you cannot interchange the incabloc on top and novodiac on the bottom as I tried this and it didn't work
  2. I am having great difficulties after I log in and try to post a response which just logs me out and have to start all over again. Don't know what is happening but hope this will post I had totally overlooked this magnetism issue before I re dismantled the movement again, purely because in the past my magnetised mvts always picked up much more than just 4 minutes per hour and my demagnetizer has given up the ghost. When I put it back together, I will see and hope that this is the issue, because this has really been a night mare. The video was good on an educational point of view but agree that in practice it would be unrealistically unfeasible for any watchmaker to play around for so long unless he was doing it for the church. I have a 10x loupe and could not see anything to raise red flags like my previous services. Unless there is a flea's eyelash somewhere in there, then that may be the problem! I am inclined to go along with your suggestion that it might be magnetized (hopefully!!!) Will see when I put it back together!! I hate, hate and hate the spring on these models as they are 3 pointed pieces that totally need to come off as opposed to gate fold springs that just lift up while remaining attached to the top. Nightmare to put in and maybe something must have got trapped there?. BTW I always put the assembled automatic unit last after I have tried to time them purely to also give me access to the regulator arm which is always hidden under the automatic bridge. I had also removed the complete balance assembly and replaced it into my Rado Diastar which usually runs ok and it also picked up the same rate, so I am adamant that it is the balance assembly. The other option for me is that I could cheat and learn nothing out of this and buy one complete new on ebay but are from China, for clone standards which could be problems because; (1) they may be as pathetic as the complete clones themselves (2)they might also have the same regulation problems and (3) may never reach me with all the worlds problems with any items posted from China. If I were to find a genuine eta (at a feasible price) they are sold separately and will need to be assembled bringing me back to the same problem of putting them in beat and in time. So it is a lose, lose situation!!! I am hoping it is magnetism, As with tuning fork models they too have big big problems as mine could never be regulated Thanks guys, much appreciate
  3. Alligoat said: Did you clean the hairspring? I watched my watchmaker dip the hairspring in a cleaning solution, Yes, I dipped it into a product called horelode and also the e d stones that were a bummer to put back. The small drop of 9010 in the middle of both jewels ceejay said: 2836-2 uses a Etachron regulator. You need to study the correct method and use the correct tools, to do it properly. Watch & learn... Thanks !Great video! I am not so sure if it is the regulator pins as the mvt was telling good time before I got too confident in choosing to service it after it sat 12 years in one of my drawers. Maybe I stuffed up touching something that I am not even aware of! Lesson learnt! I should have left it alone! Playing around with those etachrons is fairly skillful business thank you all for your input
  4. Greetings fellow members! I have recently serviced my eta 2836-2 (not my first either) but have experienced something strange. Regardless of how I try to regulate it by shifting the coarse regulator arm, it keeps running at a rate of 4 minutes fast per hour! I looked at hair spring in case it had a sticky hair spring, re oiled the end stone which has that horrible 3 prong spring that keeps flying off when I try to put it back in ( successfully done) but always runs at the same rate! Has anyone ever seen this happen? I am running out of wath could be the cause! Thanks
  5. When one thinks about it, it is really all in the mind! Just to add my 2 bobs worth, I have always bought new sealed in silver plastic eta movements and have never had a problem with them! Some even ran better than my genuine timepieces! This was in the days when I could buy new eta movements for £45 which costed less than what it would cost to service them! Not now! If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought a whole truck load of them as they are rugged precise and have very few moving parts in comparison to a genuine rolex movement! The eta 2836 -2 movement is such a joy to dismantle and reassemble! Just in case you are not aware the economy line of rolex company Tudor have used eta movements in some of their most collectible and prized watches that can set you back thousands of dollars!, pounds Euros rubles etc. if the choice of movement is your concern, in my opinion you cannot go wrong with a genuine eta. I have a rado watch with an eta that is running well which I have been wearing on a daily basis on and off for over 17 years without a service, which at one stage I was thinking of pulling apart for spares once it started to get funny but I am now curious to see how long it can go until it is beyond repair! You are taking this too seriously! buy and enjoy to good health!
  6. Ok we now get the picture ( excuse the pun)! As kernow has mentioned, all replicas have their flaws and depending on which flaw bothers you the least, then choose the one with that flaw. If you want perfection, then buy genuine. The cheaper alternative is to find a genuine second hand 1601 case and have one constructed with a Swiss eta 2836-2 movement or a clone 3135 yuki, but that will not be cheap either! I recall fellow member Stone did these on the sales section of this forum! Check the sales section of the forum and see if he may have any for sale! He may even build you one with a genuine bracelet! I am not sure if he is still actin pave here but his work was close to perfection! Again it won't be cheap but you will have a nice bespoke piece of work Good luck!
  7. Hello and welcome to the forum! firstly we need to be sure if you are seeking a brand new genuine Rolex, genuine vintage or a homage to a rolex which is a rolex look alike made by a different company or a generic with or without a rolex label (best known as a replica by most peoples understanding). All are good options depending upon your needs and affordability! Members here would be the most informative in all these areas! But then again you need to be more specific with asking exactly what you are seeking! If genuine new, then that question has already nap been answered for you by my fellow members! If vintage genuine then the vintagerolexforum.com has a good selection of sellers from my past experiences which accommodate for different needs! If it is a replica you are seeking, the list of recommended people listed in this forum, are very reputable and safe options at accommodating your requirements. Again it is upto your personal preference as to what you are seeking as stock and changing availability is never the same! Good luck!
  8. Late to the party. Congratulations! As a parent of two special needs children, distractions together with faith in yourself and those around you can be an astronomical strength! I have been a member of this forum for some 12-13 years and it has supported a.long life passion of mine which has been of the best distractions for my sanity! No pharmaceuticals or therapies could come close to the love and fraternity I have received here, in the enjoyment of an esoteric and classy hobby we all share!! I vaguely recall a story here some years ago, where a forum member wanted to sell all his timepieces to help fund medications for one of his children which also threw me into tears! I say we have all survived yesterday and today, let's get through to midnight before we worry about tomorrow. She will do well!!
  9. RickFlorida, I not only raise my hat to you, but will also bow to the depth of dedication you have devoted towards achieving a 1:1 case! I have been following your posts on this from the very beginning, but have never answered to any of them as I had nothing to offer in terms of helpful information.The intricate details of your aim in this project has definitely enticed me down in your list of potential buyers! This forum has been Gods gift to the internet not just because of horological interests but above all; the members that are part of it, bringing the best of society from all walks of life! I understand with appreciation the difficulties you have faced and to invest a sensible and feasible amount of funds is paramount, which would otherwise defeat the purpose of the whole outcome! Your quest to find the data on thread pitch etc, etc, has been a lot of work! Ideally it would have been easier to purchase the cheapest genuine 1680 or 5513 possible, perhaps in the worst condition and study the full details of the case having it properly calibrated to get the right data and then be done with it! One could have easily sold the genuine and recuperated all the money back and perhaps even made a profit on it! The other option would be to get your Italian watchmaker to do it for a token of appreciation! I find That most Italians I have met In my lifetime can be very obliging and helpful ! Good luck and again I applaud y
  10. Thank you! Thank you! could not post reply as it would log me out all the time I clicked reply you hit the nail on the head! This forum is magic with helpful, skillfull and wonderful people! problem solved!
  11. Thanks for this further piece of information! I pulled everything apart again and checked with a fine tooth comb. I looked at the yoke and made sure it was straight! Tightened it all up again in two steps making sure the spring hooks over the too and bottom! Then I tightened the screw and crossed my fingers! It worked up to I reinstalled the date-wheel ! Same thing happened! Pulled it apart again! This time I gave it a slight bend as you suggested and hoped for the best! Still no go! I can only conclude that either there is something wrong with me or the cover plate has some deformation or both ! I must have fluke this in the many past times if there is something I am not doing right! Regardless, Thank you for your input!
  12. Yes it is the original stem that was functioning in every position! I initially thought that it was worn and replaced it with a new one from the labeled sealed packet! Again the same problem. I then realigned the keyless works and no go! Today I again reassembled the keyless works and noticed that the bottom hook of have cover plate somehow seems to not embrace/mesh around the bottom pin part of the setting lever ! Maybe there is an issue with the cover spring plate which is thinner metal than the operating lever and setting lever. I am not sure how it could have happened? I am only guessing as I have done this job countless times and never encountered this before. Was wondering if others may have ever had the same experience as well! Thank you for your input ! Yes it is the original stem that was functioning in every position! I initially thought that it was worn and replaced it with a new one from the labeled sealed packet! Again the same problem. I then realigned the keyless works and no go! Today I again reassembled the keyless works and noticed that the bottom hook of have cover plate somehow seems to not embrace/mesh around the bottom pin part of the setting lever ! Maybe there is an issue with the cover spring plate which is thinner metal than the operating lever and setting lever. I am not sure how it could have happened? I am only guessing as I have done this job countless times and never encountered this before. Was wondering if others may have ever had the same experience as well! Thank you for your input !
  13. Greetings all! Hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe with the current global threat! been doing home detention with the rest of the world and decided to tie up some loose ends on an eta 2824! which I kept putting off! Finally got it ticking until I realised it would not manually wind nor set the time as stem kept free wheeling in both directions, but could only quick set the date! Winding stem moves as should though! i pulled the keyless works cover and noticed intermediate wheel did not engage with hour wheel. Reset it all up and it wound a couple of times, but as soon as I tried to set hour, it went back to its original problem. Something to do with the cover plate spring as yoke keeps flying out if place whenever I pull stem in different positions! Did tighten all screws well! Going nuts as it isn't the first time I have successfully reset keyless works! Those more clever than me, could you please enlighten me with what could be the issue? ! Maybe something I do not know about keyless works ? I have engaged the yoke and bottom spring as I have always done and positioned all as it should, but just doesn't seem to go! All feedback is welcome with many thanks!
  14. Absolutely!!! I am most at risk as I only have one kidney being a recipient of a donor from my late mother! Being on the type of drugs I am on, my immune system is non existent ! However, I am not taking this virus lightly, but at the same time excercising prudence as best as possible and not going insane either.!! If the virus won't kill me, the stress from over worry will for sure!
  15. So was the Spanish flu which wiped out an astronomical number of people! If you have a heart condition or a transplanted organ, you would want to wear a space suit ! But yes, society is over reacting- thanks to the media as one really needs to practise common sense with extra precautions of hygiene and calm down! Chernobyl was more of a danger with radioactive material floating through the air across the world, rising levels of cancer and autism/mental illnesses eta.
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