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    Hamilton 917 dissassembly

    Just a quick tutorial for stripping down a vintage Hamilton 917 pocket watch movement.

    In my opinion, when examining this movement, the craftsmanship and components were far superior to any ETA movement I've ever worked on...













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    all parts ready for the ultrasonic then oiling/reassembly...




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    Re: Hamilton 917 dissassembly

    Gosh, you make it seem so simple. Why aren't I doing this? ?? Oh, yes, I'm typing on this darn computer

    Thanks again.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Hamilton 917 dissassembly

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Gosh, you make it seem so simple. Why aren't I doing this? ?? Oh, yes, I'm typing on this darn computer

    Thanks again.
    well, having sat in on the tear down and rebuild of around 40 or 50 watches- paltry, i know- i can safely say it isn't this easy. sure, there were times the good watchmaker who allowed me access to his work den would pull them apart without incident, but about half the time, there was a problem that only his decades of knowledge solved. he would almost seem relieved when a watch went back together and timed out well.

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