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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by albin on May 14, 2014, 06:38:50 PM »
Excuse my lack of knowledge. I very new to this watch stuff.
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by kanikune on May 14, 2014, 01:52:02 PM »
Would you attach stud to balance & then attach HS?

This doesn't make sense to me?
Oh, you probably mean balance bridge.

Definitely first stud to the HS.

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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by albin on May 14, 2014, 01:05:43 PM »
Would you attach stud to balance & then attach HS? Or attach stud to HS & then to balance? Thanks you are the best.
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by kanikune on May 14, 2014, 10:04:19 AM »
That's good news, HS is not broken then. Examine also both pivot ends with microscope, especially the lower (opposite side of the HS). If no harm in pivots, you might be good to go, if you get that stud back.

(You also might try to left click the image to get it big w/o opening new tab. )
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by albin on May 13, 2014, 10:16:58 PM »
I didn't separate the balance from the bridge it came apart itself when I was having an installation issue. AH! just took closer look with mic. The spring was glued in with a white epoxy. Definitely empty. This mic is great. On this forum I right click on image & open in new window, enlarge and wow.
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by kanikune on May 13, 2014, 09:47:09 PM »
The angle of the spring? to the wheel?

Do you mean what to do for it?
If the HS is bent as yours looks to be, it needs to be bent back from the collet, where the bent is.
Examine closely with microscope and see how the HS behaves when you tilt the whole balance to different angles.
Weight of the HS is not in the dead center, it can lean a bit in different positions.
And of course the whole HS "hangs" always a little, so make sure if there are any extra bents.

How did you separate balance from the balance bridge?
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by albin on May 13, 2014, 09:06:39 PM »
Thanks for the advise. The angle of the spring? to the wheel?
Havn't gotten into using the mic. much yet. I'm very tired form
all this and the rolex forum bit. Any help is appreciated as usual.
Al

see images of both sides of stud
you guys must have nerves of steel.....to do anything with these tiny parts.
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by kanikune on May 13, 2014, 07:15:42 PM »
Overall the hairspring (HS) doesn't look too bad. If the HS-"plate" is distorted, it can be fixed.

I can't say for sure for the stud, did you look at it with microscope? If there is very thin slot, then the HS is pushed in there.

The hard part: The pinning point of the stud to the HS in 1/100 mm dimension will affect how fast the watch will run. With the regulation screws the watch rate can be adjusted only very little, so the pinning point of the stud need to be quite precise.  This means, that most probably it needs to be done several times to find the correct pinning point.

Try to see, if there are any HS residue left in the stud. If the HS is split ~some are still left in the stud, then new one might be needed, or the most outer spot of the HS can be tried to be pinned to the stud. 
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Projects / Re: Rolex restore?
« Last post by kanikune on May 13, 2014, 02:43:22 PM »
Do you mean it's tilted from the very front?
That bent is for Breguet overcoil and is perfectly normal. Those bents lift the hairspring above the basic coils.
The only thing that is missing is the stud from the end of the hairspring.
I am not sure about the condition of the lower pivot of the balance.

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Projects / Rolex restore?
« Last post by albin on May 13, 2014, 01:07:55 PM »

The patient (1983 Rolex 3075 Pepsi)before cleaning. More following message.
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