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Hello - I have a 666 diver with case number 386-1, dates from 1967. The bidirectional bezel has a spring loaded ball that is still intact. However, the bezel is a touch too loose; I can make it slightly rattle with a shake of the watch. It is not so loose as to fall off, thankfully.
Does anyone know if this model needs a bezel spring or gasket? I cannot find this info anywhere on the 386 series cases. Thanks in advance.
Anyone know what to do about a stretched HS resulting in a cone?
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I removed a HS from a staked balance wheel. Thinking it was free I picked it up quickly like I would a screw. Once detecting resistance it was too late. The entire spring stretched out was deformed very evenly into a cone or volcano if you will ‘in the flat’. It looks great ‘head on’ looking from the top or bottom with no distortion ‘in the round’.
I have two Bulova Snorkels a 1968 “G” https://mybulova.com/watches/1968-snorkel-11853 and a 1966 “F” that are going in for a movement service once I have all the parts needed to get them back to original. While in the shop and the watches are apart both crystals are being replaced with NOS #383-3AWD Crystals which I just purchased and have in hand. The 1968 Snorkel needs the crown replaced to original stock. The 1966 Snorkel needs a crown and winding stem.
I now have two 11ANAC movements where the winding train does not wind. It is odd that two watches have the same issue. No matter how I reset the gears the gears lock up. It seems like all the pivots are good. Any ideas?
Hello, I have a '53 cavalier that I have exceeded my abilities with. I needed to remove the stem. I reluctantly took a stab at it and THOUGHT my efforts were fruitless. I tried messing with what I believe was the screw that locked the stem in place. I didn't think I had a small enough screw driver and that my efforts were doing nothing at all. I decided against going any further and closed up the watch. When I tried to set the time, low and behold out pulls the stem.
Seeking words of wisdom regarding ' off set center wheel servicing '. I thought sweep second wheels were a challenge to understand until......I began dismantling my Dad's old Commander D ? with 10coac mvmt. From what I can surmise it is a friction fit to be treated like a short canon pinion for disassembly etc. I am a bit stymied as to how to proceed. Any advice or experience would be bwelcome. Thanks.