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    tmac1956
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    All:

    After watching a few of these videos, I realize that I know nothing! You can start anywhere, but here os a link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD_DEZDpw8Q&list=UU28N7nZMQvVTKJmo_pCSfaA

    Enjoy!
    Tom

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    tmac1956
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    Here’s one showing them turning a pivot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0gZGAS3Kc&list=UU28N7nZMQvVTKJmo_pCSfaA

    Enteresting…
    Tom

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    david pierce
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    Tom,
    Those are great. They have added more videos since I first looked at them. Don’t you wish you could take off for a few years and go through their course? I know I would.
    david

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    tmac1956
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    David:

    You bet. If I didn’t have to work, I believe I would move where ever they’re located.

    BTW…

    You mentioned that you took one of the online courses but found some Russian movements that are cheaper than the ones sold by Otto Frei. I wouldn’t mind buying two of those to tinker with. Have you any recommendations for these?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Tom

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    david pierce
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    Tom,
    It was the TIMEZONE SCHOOL OF WATCHMAKING. I went through that before comming here. The movement I used was a Chinese copy of the ETA movement they recommended for the course. I think I paid $25.00 for the movement brand new. Type in CHINESE WATCH MOVEMENTS on the general internet and a bunch of distributers should come up. I think it was called an ES-50 but I am not sure. It was an automatic wind movement with a calendar.
    david

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    tmac1956
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    Daivd:

    After talking with you about maybe taking the TimeZone course, I went looking for a Chinese Clone for the ETA-50. It looks like TimeZone has changed to the ETA 6497-1 & ETA 6498-1 for the first course. I found this movement and I’m wondering what you think?

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/184118608/17-jewels-hand-winding-mechanical

    Believe it or not, these appear to be missing from eBay.

    Later,
    Tom

    [UPDATE} I did find some on eBay afterall. I had to do a little looking to find the correct maker and equivalent number.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seagull-ST-36-6497-hand-winding-movement-FREE-SHIPPING-/231225956102?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35d6241706

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    david pierce
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    Tom,
    You found a great watch for a first practice dissassembly, cleaning, reassembly, demagnatize, lubrication and adjustment. The one I was refering to was an automatic wind with a calander mechanism so there were a few extra parts involved. The watch you found is more similar in function and parts to an antique pocket watch than the automatic calander watch. This would also be a good watch to mill out in order to observe the movement under power.
    david

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    David:

    They must have changed the course a little since you were enrolled… It looks as though they are using standard mechanical movements for level one and then go to the more complicated automatics at level two.

    Those Sea-guls look like nice movements for the money don’t they?

    Thanks!
    Tom

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    tmac1956
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    David:

    Here’s a clone for the watch they’re using in the second part of the course.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clone-ETA-2824-2-automatic-movement-High-grade-perlage-polish-finish-NEW-/321419763519?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ad61c5f3f

    These seem to be very well made.

    Thanks!
    Tom

    #54806
    gerene
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    I did follow the 3 Timezone courses a few years ago. It was my first introduction to watches and I did enjoy it very well. The course is well made, especially the first 2 parts. It helped me a lot in understanding the workings of a watch and how to clean and lubricate them. Part 3 is really geared towards the Etachron regulator, but it explains the use of the timing machine as well.

    Jan

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    david pierce
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    Esslinger has a good assortment of mechanical and electronic watch movements. Some of the mechanical movements are skeletonized and the prices are far lower than Ebay’s prices. I suspect that people are buying the movements from suppliers like Esslinger and reselling them on Ebay.
    The guy who wrote the first two Time Zone courses (Walter Odets) was asked to write a review on a Rolex watch model. In spite of the fact that he gave a very honest and professional review he was attacked on the forums because he did not have a SWATA certificate. The attacks were generally along the lines of “you do not have a SWATA diploma therefore you do not know what you are talking about”. Sadly for those who benefited from his knowledge and expertise, he withdrew from the field. This is the reason he did not write the third Time Zone course.
    david

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tmac1956Another great video sourece…