Iíve been collecting Soviet/Russian watches for a few years now and have been thinking it is time to start to get to know my watches a little better. As long as Iíve had this hobby Iíve wanted to know something about the service or repair of the movements, so here goes.
I have read some of the thread on getting started with advice re tools and have been picking up a few things to start a bit of tinkering soon.
At this stage I am thinking attempting to fully dismantle a movement is probably foolish so I would be grateful for any tips on jobs I could attempt to get started.
I have a couple of old Raketa 2609 NAs on their way to me and I was thinking the first thing I will do is practice removing and re setting the hands.
As for tools, the only thing I have spent any significant money on is a pair of Dumont #2 tweezers and some A+F screwdrivers. Everything else so far is in the cheap and cheerful bracket so far.
I also have, tools wise
Hand removing levers
Hand setting tool
Are there any other tools I should be acquiring? Do I need more than one kind of tweezers at this stage?
At this stage Iím not interested in anything for the cleaning or oiling as it will be some time before I am skilled enough. Right now I aim to be able to dismantle and then re build a movement, however long this my take.
Any advice gratefully received.
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