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Train blockage I have passed your wife?s time piece to one of our senior technicians and it is evident from this examination that there is a train blockage, thus indicating a routine maintenance service is required. Does this sound right?

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Mcdevito75 here, In laymans terms yes, it sounds correct, there are a series of gears between the main spring and Balance assembly (hairspring) These series of gears control the movement of the hands, and release of the mainspring, they are called a gear train, the shafts that hold these gears in place get oiled, when the oil gets old it"ll dry up, thus takeing up the space these gears (shafts) need to operate the gear train, thus makeing the watch Fast / Slow. Cleaning and oiling restores the proper movement to the gear train of the watch, the tech. will also check and regulate (Time) your watch.

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Watch glossary: T.


TACHOMETER or TACHYMETER
Function measuring the speed at which the wearer runs over a given distance. The tachometer scale is calibrated to show the speed of a moving object, such as a vehicle, over a known distance. The standard length on which the calibration is based is always shown on the dial, e.g. 1,000, 200 or 100 meters, or-in some cases-one mile. As the moving vehicle, for instance, passes the starting point of the measured course whose length corresponds to that used as the basis of calibration, the observer releases the chronograph hand and stops it as the vehicle passes the finishing point. The figure indicated by the hand on the tachometer scale represents the speed in kilometers or miles per hour.
A scale on the dial, flange, or bezel of a chronograph that, in conjunction with the second hand, gives the speed of a moving object. A tachymeter takes a value determined in less than a minute and converts it into miles per hour. For example, a wearer could measure the time it takes a car to pass between two mile markers on the highway. When the car passes the second marker, the second hand will be pointing to the car's speed in miles per hour on the tachymetric scale.
TANK WATCH
A rectangular watch designed by Louis Cartier. The bars along the sides of the watch were inspired by the tracks of tanks used in World War I.
TELEMETER
Telemeter scale allows to measure the distance of a phenomenon that is both visible and audible. The chronograph hand is released at the instant the phenomenon is seen; it is stopped when the sound is heard, and its position on the scale shows, at a glance, the distance in kilometers or miles separating the phenomenon from the observer. Calibration is based upon the speed at which sound travels through the air (approx. 340 meters or 1115 feet per second). During a thunderstorm, the time that has elapsed between the flash of lightning and the sound of the thunder is registered on the chronograph scale.
THIRD WHEEL
Wheel positioned between the minutes and seconds wheels.
TIMER
Instrument used for registering intervals of time (duration, brief times), without any indication of the time of day.
TIME ZONES
The 24 equal spherical zones unto which the surface of the Earth is conventionally divided, each limited by two meridians. The distance between two adjacent zones is 15░ or 1 hour. Each country adopts. the time of its zone, except for countries with more than one zone. The universal standard time is that of the zero zone whose axis is the Greenwich meridian.
TITANIUM
Titanium is an environmentally friendly, natural metal that is 40% stronger and 30% lighter than stainless steel. It is hypoallergenic because it is nickel-free. It is perfect for water sport enthusiasts as it is extremely resistant to salt water and other forms of corrosion and able to withstand extreme temperatures. Many titanium watches are further enhanced with a glass coating for increased scratch resistance.
TONNEAU
Particular shape of a watchcase, imitating the profile of a barrel, i.e. with straight, shorter, horizontal sides and curved, longer, vertical sides.
TOURBILLON
Device invented in 1801 by A. L. Breguet. This function equalizes position errors due to changing positions of a watch and related effects of gravity. Balance, balance spring and escapement are housed inside a carriage, also called a cage, rotating by one revolution per minute, thus compensating for all the possible errors over 360░. In a tourbillon (from the French word for whirl), the entire escapement is mounted on an epicyclic train in a "cage" and rotated completely on its axis over regular periods of time, usually once a minute. Although this device is not absolutely necessary for accuracy purposes today, it is still appreciated as a complication of high-quality watches.
TRAIN
All the wheels between barrel and escapement.
TRITIUM
Slightly radioactive material that collects light energy and is used to coat hands, numerals, and hour markers on watch dials in order to make reading the time in the dark possible. Watches bearing tritium must be marked as such, with the letter T on the dial near 6 o'clock. It is gradually being replaced by nonradioactive materials such as Superluminova and Traser due to medical misgivings and expected governmental regulation of its use.
TWO-TONE
A term use to indicate that a watch has both "silver" and "gold" tone color which may or may not be genuine gold or silver.

on Jan 11, 2010 | Watches

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EBAUCHE
Incomplete (jeweled or non-jeweled) watch movement without regulating organs, mainspring, dial and hands.
ECO-DRIVE
A name for a patented power mechanism found on some Citizen watches. This mechanism uses ordinary light to keep a rechargeable battery powered for watch operation. This technology is very sophisticated allowing some watch models to remain powered for up to 5 years in the dark. Watches with Eco-Drive technology will never need to have the battery replaced.
ELAPSED TIME ROTATING BEZEL
A graduated rotating bezel used to keep track of elapsed time. The bezel can be turned so the wearer can align the zero on the bezel with the watch's seconds or minutes hand. After a period of time passes, you can read the elapsed time off the bezel. This saves you having to perform the subtraction that would be necessary if you used the watch's regular dial.
ELECTROPLATING PROCESS
Process of covering metal articles with a film of other metals. The article is immersed in a chemical solution; electric current (D.C.) flows through the solution from a piece of metal (anode) to the article (cathode), depositing metal thereon by electrolysis.
ENDSTONE
Undrilled jewel, placed on the balance jewel with the tip of the balance-staff pivot resting against its flat surface, to reduce pivot friction. Sometimes used also for pallet staffs and escape wheels.
ENGINE-TURNED, see guilloché.
EQUATION OF TIME
Indication of the difference, expressed in minutes, between conventional mean time and real solar time. This difference varies from -16 to +16 seconds between one day and the other.
EQUINOX
The time when day and night are of equal length, when the sun is on the plane of the equator. Such times occur twice in a year: the vernal equinox on March 21st-22nd and the autumnal equinox on September 22nd-23rd.
ESCAPEMENT
Positioned between the train and the balance wheel and governing the rotation speed of the wheel - train wheels. In today's horology the most widespread escapement type is the lever escapement. In the past, numerous types of escapements were realized, such as: verge, cylinder, pin-pallet, detent and duplex escapements. Recently, George Daniels developed a so-called "coaxial" escapement.
ESCAPE WHEEL
A wheel belonging to the mechanism called escapement

on Jan 11, 2010 | Watches

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Can you please tell me how to remove links on my le cheatau ceramic watch?


Hi, sizing the bracelet on your ceramic watch may void its warranty, making it ineligible to receive service from the manufacturer. If you want to keep your watch covered under warranty, contact your watch manufacturer for information on their customer repair service.
If you want to remove it yourself, you need a watch pin removal tool. You can use a watch pin removal tool to remove the link pins that secure the clasp pieces to your ceramic watch band.

But if you don't have a watch pin removal, follow the instruction below........
  • Find a clean, flat, well-lit work surface where you can size the bracelet of your ceramic watch. For best results, spread a soft optical cloth over your work surface and perform your repair on top of the cloth. The cloth will help prevent you from losing any small watch components, like link pins, that may be freed during repair.
  • Wrap the ceramic watch band around your wrist and count how many links overlap. Use this as a guideline for how many links should be removed. Note that the actual number of links to be removed may differ slightly from the original estimate. Remove excess links from your watch band one at a time to make sure that you don't end up accidentally making the band too short.
  • Remove the excess watch links from the ends of the band with the attached clasp pieces. Look between the removable ceramic watch links to locate the silicone connector pieces that join the links. Use a pair of small, pointed scissors to make a cut between the link and the silicone connector, this will free the excess links. Cut on the side of the link that faces the watch clasp. Repeat the process on the other side of the ceramic watch band.
  • Remove the clasp pieces from the ends of the removed watch links. Examine the clasp pieces to look for the metal pins that hold them in place. Push out the metal pins with a push pin to free the clasp pieces. You can now reattach them to the ends of your ceramic watch band.
  • Examine the newly-shortened ends of your ceramic watch band. Without the clasp in place the silicone connector pieces will be exposed. Note the two small puncture holes that go straight through the silicone connector. Insert the teeth of one of the clasp pieces through the holes in the silicone connector from the bottom. Fold over the other side of the clasp piece, reinsert the metal link pin and push the clasp to click it into place. Attach the second clasp piece to the other side of the watch band using the same procedure.

Jan 06, 2011 | Watches

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The pendulum won't continue to swing


This could be for too many reasons. It will not be possible to fix this without taking it to a qualified watch repairer who will be able to take a look and determine the exact fault.

It could be a blockage in the train of wheels.
It could be a broken balance staff or mal-adjusted balance spring.
May be broken palets or mainspring - the list goes on and on.

Find a local trustworthy watch repairer and they will give you a free estimate in most cases.

Best of luck.

Sep 21, 2010 | Watches

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I have a breitling navitimer a24322 about 3 year ago, but now its not work, where can i do to fix?


I'd advise to visit your nearest watch repair shop, because your watche's warranty is allready expired and repairs by BREITLING will cut in your wallet very deep.
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Aug 05, 2010 | Breitling Navitimer World 715 A24322 Watch

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The watch is my wifes and is treasured very much. By accident it was crushed and is in pieces. I need to repair it or my life is over. Please help


mcdevito75 here, You can check the repair service directory right here on fixya, bottom of this page click on repair service directory then click on watches.

Jun 22, 2010 | Watches

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Quatz watch not running even when i put a new battery in


Hi,

Several things could have caused this. First if the battery was not installed properly or by a trained technician the movement may have been damaged. We see this all the time with watches taken to the 'Mart' stores or to Jewelers and the little places at the mall. None of these places have trained personnel and they damage a lot of watches.

The other possibility is that the lubricants in the movement have dried out and are now gummy and act like glue holding the gear train in place so the power from the battery cannot get it to move.

Both of these problems require professional help. A watchmaker can repair either of these situations.

Hope this helps,

Ken
Yellowstone Watch, Inc.
www.yellowstonewatch.com

May 20, 2010 | Watches

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Bulova has mechanical day/date display near 3 o'clock position, electronic watch (quartz I presume) less than 3 yrs old. Started losing time. I assumed the original battery needed to be replaced. Battery...


I believe you are just outside your warranty. Its time to see a watch maker/technician about repairing the watch. Often times slowing is as easy to fix as lubricating the movement and forcing the gear train through the use of a cyclonic device. This fix takes minutes and is very cost effective. If the slowing is due t circuit board issues or a more sever gear train problem then the movement will need to be overhauled. I suggest comparing this cost to the cost of a replacement movement.

Sep 22, 2009 | Bulova Watch

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