Finally, she is home for good!

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Re: Finally, she is home for good!

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Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
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November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)
Yes, it's more than good, but this is a high end movement and it can do juuust a little better. Guess I have OCD.

I would like to end up with no need for adjusting the time at all, only by placing the watch in different positions when I take it off in the evening.

The Rolex way, only better. LOL!
From your post I see that you did everything right :) Perhaps it is enough to simply leave it in different positions at night.

Do Rolex watches really gain/lose less than 20 seconds a month?

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straps68 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:42 am
Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
straps68 wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 4:48 am
20 seconds in a month...that's pretty close to perfection anyway :)
Yes, it's more than good, but this is a high end movement and it can do juuust a little better. Guess I have OCD.

I would like to end up with no need for adjusting the time at all, only by placing the watch in different positions when I take it off in the evening.

The Rolex way, only better. LOL!
From your post I see that you did everything right :) Perhaps it is enough to simply leave it in different positions at night.

Do Rolex watches really gain/lose less than 20 seconds a month?
Rolex allows up to 15-20 seconds a week, if you follow the instructions about placing it in different positions.
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Yoda wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 4:12 am
It will probably need to be adjusted a wee more, I noticed that it has lost 20 seconds in a month, probably because I put it on the table in the same position every night, crown up. I will have to change that habit before adjusting it, just to see if it will help.
20 seconds a month,is that even possible?I would never have thought a mechanical movement can do that.You are one lucky Hamilton owner,my friend :thumbup: :clap:

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I replaced the original staff with a new one today, flattened the pivots a little and polished them to avoid too much stress on the cap jewels when placing the watch dial up or dial down. A too pointy staff will "drill" a cap jewel over time and it makes me nervous. Not that I easily couldn't replace these jewels when servicing the movement, but I would like to avoid it. Flattening the pivots will make the movement slow down a tad, but also regulate the pace as it usually runs faster dial up or dial down, time will tell what happened.
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I suddenly remembered that I never replaced the mainspring, so I did that a few days ago. The new ones are much stronger than the old ones and I picked one* which is two strenghts below the one fitted from the beginning, otherwise the pallet arbor assembly and roller jewel would have had a tough life and the rest of the movement would have had much more power coming from the barrel.
The damn thing has been running for two and a half days now…LOL!

*(Standard Hamilton 10s mainspring is: 1,5mm x 0,17mm x 17,5 inch. I picked a 0,15mm instead of the 0,17mm.)
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Bravo,good job,M.!

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Oh damn. I missed this one the first time round.

The case looks like those beautiful ones that kemmner used to sell years ago, with a screw on bezel and caseback. They were better than any sub $3000 watch that I have handled. It was builds like these that brought me to the hobby.

A very inspiring build indeed! Makes me want to do one of these again. I never thought I would see you find the time to actually make yourself a watch.

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Wow I missed this until today, absolutely gorgeous!

What a watch!

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Great build, Master Yoda

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Thats a pretty one!Looks to me similar to Patek and Vacheron Vintage look watches !!

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