Good evening all,
These are 5 of my newest aquisitions for my repair box. LOL
first up is a manual wind waltham (with "france" on the movement) nice blure face as well. Unfortunately not working but i knew this when i bought it. Has "238" Under the balance wheel
Next up is another waltham (these are my first 2 walthams) i just love the filligree? engraving on the movement. Also not working.
Next one is an old helbros (swiss made) not sure the age. Also not working.
Movement is an HXW. Please excuse the blurry pic.
Next up are 2 Helbros (west german made) autowind. the cushion case works the other doesn't. I can't figure out how to get into the case can anyone give me some ideas?
And this is the back of the round one.
My apologies for the really long thread but i had to share.
the 3 watches i could get the backs open all seem to have the same problem. The balance wheels do not turn at all. I haven't played around with them yet to find out. Can anyone offer some ideas as to why this might happen?
The cushion case Helbros works great and keeps great time (so far). Only draw back is it doesn't have the quick set feature for the day/date.
I'll say this also, when i buy a watch i buy ones that are not working or need restoration as I find this one of the best parts of owning vintage watches. Not only are they cheaper they normally just need a service.
Have a great day and don't take life seriously.