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Monthly Archives: August 2012

One more solution for broken screws

I’m sure you know that sick feeling. The one that comes when a screw head breaks off. If it happens when you are loosening a screw, at least you can justify blaming “the last guy.” If it happens when you are tightening the screw well then you probably have nobody to blame but yourself. Either [...]

Upside Down

As some of you figured out for yesterday’s challenge the balance wheel was upside down. At this angle you can see how the balance wheel contacts the fourth wheel. Here you can see the roller is a little bit damaged from the previous balance staff replacement And here is another view of the top side [...]

What’s wrong with it? Contest!

All the clues you need are here and in the picture. (Feel free to click on it for a larger view) This watch is a Rolex caliber 3135 with low amplitude. What is the problem? And specifically what caused it? What is the fix? I will send a $5.00 giftcard for the WatchmakingBlog.com Store to [...]