I have had this week off and have been doing a few things around the house.
Today I wanted to devote to my watch collection, I pulled out my Jacques Lemans timepiece with a Valjoux 7750 movement... gotta love that wobble.
I went to set the time and date and the date wheel got stuck, having nothing to do today I thought it would be fun to open it up and take a look..... Kinda like those people that are stuck on the side of the road and open the hood to see if something magically unplugged.... ;0)
Well any how after a few turns of a screw here and there I found myself with several parts that I do not know how to put back together..
Is anyone knowledgeable with the 7750 movement or can you recommend a forum member that would make the repair.
I called down to town and they said they would have to send it out, I rather have the watch repaired by someone that I know or that has been recommended from the forum..
I had better get back to work before I take something else apart,
that you in advance,
Re: 7750 repair
Al - you now have what watchmakers call.... "watch in a box" it describes your situation and most watchmakers will not bother as they do not know if all the parts are present and or how much if any other damage was done. It could be simple or it could be the worst nightmare they have encountered. Expect raised eyebrows and looks of question when bringing this one in for repair.
The two avenues you have are let a hobbyist take a try at it resulting in a 50-50 chance of survival or take it to a professional and pay for a proper repair.
let us know how you make out..
Re: 7750 repair
Without knowing what you got or what was left out, it is impossible to tell you what course to take. But if you decide to try and do it yourself, this may be helpful:
1) Go to google and type in "ETA SA" and click on the first link.
2) click on the appropriate language.
3) Move you r mouse pointer over "Customer Service" and move up to "Customer Service Portal" and click on it.
4) Click "Technical Documents"
5) Under "Product Range" select "Mechaline Specialites" and under "Caliber" select "7750"
6) Under "Technical Communication" select "CT_7750_ESI_414230_04.pdf" and open it.
That will show you what goes where and if you look inside the boxes on the exploded views pages the numbers are listed in order of assembly, starting at the top left.