Well, I've started - gulp - my first rebuild project. It's a vintage Stowa Seatime that I want to give my wife when it's working again.
I bought on eBay and the seller was/is a b*stard. But that's old now and I'm trying to make the best of it.
The face is in great shape, even though the lume is weak. The hands turn in only one direction, which makes me think that there is a gearage problem. There is also no transmission of power from the mainspring to the balance.
Caliber is the classic PUW 1560.
Here are my questions.
1) does anyone know of any schematics for the PUW 1560 (explosion drawings with oiling points, like ETA publishes)?
2) does anyone have a source for PUW 1560 parts, commercially?
3) does anyone have a source for PUW 1560s as ebauche, i.e. the movement alone? Just in case I can't fix it, of course.
4) the second hand is broken and twisted. I haven't been able to find out exactly the hand dimensions to see what size hands I need. I don't want to replace the minute and hour hands (just relume them), but I do want to replace the seconds hand. I imagine that I can figure out the size from PUW 1560 specifications, but I haven't been able to easily find these on the web.
And yes, I've been to Dashto, but he doesn't have any 1560s. 1561, yes, but no 1560s...
Any help appreciated!