Those HMTs look like redials.
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Battery changed, no problem, but I had the bastard of all jobs to adjust the bracelet. Ended up taking a link off with a hacksaw. Happy enough with the watch though.
I checked, i actually have bought my Hmt from the same vintagewatchesforuk seller. I can't wind it, and the second hand is not moving.
When i wear it the second hand does not move, when i check it a bit on the wrist the second hand moves 5 seconds and stops, then 5 seconds and stops etc...
It is very difficult to find someone willing to look at this kind of watch in Europe i'm afraid. Is there something i can do easily to help it to work ?
I'm wondering what is the % of bad product with this type of watch/movement, but maybe i bought the wrong one (?).
Time is money.
What does the second hand of a watch say every time it crosses the hour hand ? ... Wait a minute, I'm going for a walk.
En patois charentais, avoir la "goule benèze" signifie avoir bien mangé. | In Charente patois, having the "goule benèze" means having eaten well.
4 was ok and 1 had this problem where there second hand was jerking and has an accuracy of +10mins per hour!! So it's sitting in a box for now. The other four are perfect.
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Though the movement is quite simple and could be worked on by any watchmaker, the cheap Ebay redial HMTs are certainly not worth paying anyone to work on. If you have the inclination, you could buy some tools and learn to disassemble, clean, and reassemble a movement; you would spend many times the value of the watch doing so, but you'd have the tools and gain experience which you could reuse in the future. Short of that, I'd just put it in a drawer to serve as spare parts in case you ever find an HMT worth having someone restore, if indeed it has any salvageable parts at all.
Edit to add: I hate to sound so negative, but there's really no way around the fact these poorly rebuilt watches are not good for much more than a lark. If you're truly interested in finding a good original HMT, they exist and do not even have to be terribly expensive, but you must "buy the seller" and shop carefully. The many HMT experts posting regularly in the HMT threads here in f71 are invaluable resources who can help you find these.
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