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    Seagull st 36 teardown

    I've ordered the following watch for the purpose of disassembling and reassembling it for fun. At only $100 AUS I can always buy another movement and start again if I stuff it up. I'm only a noob, but this is how we learn. I've bought a huge array of watchmaker's tools and cannot wait for it to arrive. And to top it off, if I'm successful, I'll learn much about this movement, service it myself and get the pleasure of wearing it myself. There are a series of four youtube videos on disassembling and reassembling the seagull st36 handwound movement, so I'm just going to follow them. BTW, I much prefer handwound big movements, as my eyesight is not what it used to be, so if I don't have my glasses on I'll still be able to tell the time. I'm using 902L watch oil for lubrication. Pity it doesn't have the Hangzhou 9000 movement as I would prefer to work on it as I believe it is a better quality movement than Seagull but it's a place to start.
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    Re: Seagull st 36 teardown

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucks View Post
    I've ordered the following watch for the purpose of disassembling and reassembling it for fun. At only $100 AUS I can always buy another movement and start again if I stuff it up. I'm only a noob, but this is how we learn. I've bought a huge array of watchmaker's tools and cannot wait for it to arrive. And to top it off, if I'm successful, I'll learn much about this movement, service it myself and get the pleasure of wearing it myself. There are a series of four youtube videos on disassembling and reassembling the seagull st36 handwound movement, so I'm just going to follow them. BTW, I much prefer handwound big movements, as my eyesight is not what it used to be, so if I don't have my glasses on I'll still be able to tell the time. I'm using 902L watch oil for lubrication. Pity it doesn't have the Hangzhou 9000 movement as I would prefer to work on it as I believe it is a better quality movement than Seagull but it's a place to start.
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    Re: Seagull st 36 teardown

    I always thought SEAGULL was the go to for most Mechanical movements in the Chinese side, except maybe Beijing handwound.

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    I think Seagull offer a great product at an affordable price and it's easy for me to get a replacement movement for $60- so no dramas there. I have a handwound Hangzhou GMT and now that the movement has settled in I haven't adjusted the time for at least three weeks because of its positional variance. Just lay it crown down or dial up at night depending on whether you want it to lose or gain time. I wouldn't hesitate getting another Hangzhou 9000, which I may just do for teardown purposes.

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    Looking forward to it!
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    Subscribed.

    Looking fwd to the tear down.
    BTW, your pics looks great.
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    Re: Seagull st 36 teardown

    I look forward to hearing how you go, are you going to make a blog so we can follow your progress.
    I have just started in this hobby too, I'm halfway through my second movement. My first was a russian 3602 Molnija.

    I have found this stie: https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/ to be very useful. More so for you as the course they are running is based on the ST36 movement you bought.
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    Re: Seagull st 36 teardown

    Thanks for the tip Steve.

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    Subscribed. Interested to see how this evolves.

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    Seagull offers robust and economical movements.
    You won't be disappointed.

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