__ I am sorry for double posting this, but I put it in the wrong section originally.
I have had a lot of fun learning how these watches work. I have taken a few of these from the dead and got them working again. I was hoping somebody who is experienced with these watches could give me their opinion...
I have a 2180 cal. watch which was stopping and starting. I completely disassembled it, lubricated, cleaned, and reassembled it. The fork now is not vibrating. Somebody who knows their stuff said that a coil may have gone bad in the process. I barely handled them so while this is possible I think it's unlikely. The only issue I can see is that the hack lever keeps popping up when the spring engages. I have some spares so I am going to try replacing the fork and the hack lever.
Perhaps someone knows a common reason for this to happen? Perhaps an area where a mechanical blockage is common or an unintended short in the circuit. I do have the Accutron test set and although the microamperes read high, there is no break in the circuit. I think that it reads high because the fork is not vibrating. Maybe the wrong spacer was used... I dunno.