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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Vlad is back in PA.

    I opened him up and found the balance swinging when rotating the movement back and forth but the hairspring is not concentric.
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    I pull out the balance assembly and find the staff is straight but the hairspring is broken right at the..... (I don't know the technical term for this part, so I will call it the "mounting point to the beat error regulator"). It looks like a polymer type glue holds it to the stud, this polymer is crumbled so the hairspring is not connected. Pieces of the glue are found throughout the movement so it will need a total cleaning and relube.
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    The other strange thing is the second hand will not stay on the pinion. I take nail clippers to the second hand arbor and give it a slight crimp to tighten up the grip on the pinion.

    I have to dig through some parts boxes to find a balance assembly and will keep everyone up to date.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Holy Time Keeping, Batman! I killed Vlad!

    I am so sorry. Hopefully you have parts. If not, maybe one of his cousins from my collection will need to donate a kidney or something.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Bergen View Post
    Holy Time Keeping, Batman! I killed Vlad!

    I am so sorry. Hopefully you have parts. If not, maybe one of his cousins from my collection will need to donate a kidney or something.

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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    I found a balance assembly and placed it in the movement before cleaning to check for functioning. It all looks good but the amplitude won't get above 200 degrees. I opened up the mainspring barrel to find the tab that engages the barrel break as soon as I unwind it. Could this be the cause of the low amplitude? Maybe. No worries I have another.

    Everything is in the cleaner now.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodtkr View Post
    We can rebuild him, make him better, faster, more accurate, we have the technology.
    Yikes! Sounds like you're planning on putting in a quartz movement.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    Yikes! Sounds like you're planning on putting in a quartz movement.
    NEVER.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    He'll be all new and improved, maybe we should rename him roboVlad.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    Vlad is done and keeping better time then before. Since I do not live in any exotic location or have any attractions I'm willing to drive to, I'll post some photos from around the house.

    Here is my little rancher and car/motorcycle shop with pavilion. It sits on 4 acres that is mostly wooded and no neighbors in sight. We are about 600 feet above sea level. The rocks on the far right side at the tree line are part of a glacier that reaches to Canada, so I'm told.

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    This boulder is about 7 feet tall, it's huge.
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    That hole in the middle is an entrance to a fox den. I hear him barking at 0330 when I get up for work. He is the reason we no longer have free-range chickens, that and the red tail hawks.

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    A flowering plant in the back bed that smells like grape juice, I forget the name of it.
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    This is a walking stick, the branches grow all curly and crooked, when the leaves drop in the fall it looks cool.
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    This is "Patches" one of our 2, 12 year old mini long haired Dachshunds.
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    You reeled me in with the dog!
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    Re: The travelling Vostok, who wants it?

    DETOUR AHEAD

    I had Vlad ready for some time now but work is taking too much of my time. I wanted him to take a detour 2 hours from me. I contacted DolleDolf to arrange to meet him on my classic "airhead". I just don't have the time right now and I wanted to get Vlad back out there travelling the world so he is enroute via mail. DolleDolf will then pass it along to svorkoetter who can make his own rules for who gets him next.

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    In case you are wondering what is next to it under the sheet,
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