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    Waltham Electrodyne...

    Not sure if it qualifies as High End Quartz but I thought I'd try here for some help

    I was given this watch to see if I could get it going...



    There are two fine wires indicated in the picture which are attached to the block but do not touch anything.
    Anyone know what they are for?

    Does anyone have a link to technical data on this movement...I would really like to restore it to it's former glory

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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Definitely worthy of a mention here. Very nice piece
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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatpants View Post
    Definitely worthy of a mention here. Very nice piece
    Thanks

    I found what I was looking for on the WUS Watch making forum. There was a post there with good info and a link to the manual

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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Congrats on an interesting piece!

    For the Hamilton 500A movemement, two whisker thin wires are used as brushes for diverting power to one or another electromagnet that drive the balance wheel. If this is the purpose of these wires, then they've obviously been cut. Otherwise, I don't have any clues. Perhaps the Vintage Forum?

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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Reding View Post
    Congrats on an interesting piece!

    For the Hamilton 500A movemement, two whisker thin wires are used as brushes for diverting power to one or another electromagnet that drive the balance wheel. If this is the purpose of these wires, then they've obviously been cut. Otherwise, I don't have any clues. Perhaps the Vintage Forum?
    Hi Bruce,

    The wires are still on the watch; they're just bent and not doing what they are supposed to.
    The manual shows and describes how they should be set. With a little luck and a steady hand, I should be able to get them straightened out

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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha-Getty View Post
    Thanks

    I found what I was looking for on the WUS Watch making forum. There was a post there with good info and a link to the manual
    I give up... none of my searches find this. Could you post it? I have a number of these and could use the data!
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I give up... none of my searches find this. Could you post it? I have a number of these and could use the data!
    Here you go...
    http://watchesz.free.fr/mfa/notice_technique_r148.htm

    I found it in this WUS thread...
    Anatomy of a LIP Super Nautic Ski "Electronic"

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    Re: Waltham Electrodyne...

    merci!
    "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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