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Job Number 170004

Here's a follow up on this earlier post...

The watch ran for 3 days and then developed a problem, stopping. I adjusted the guard pin and banking.

Also, when cased, it was all but impossible to set the time forward (clockwise).
 The problem, sort of, is that the movement barely works in the case and the case prevents to setting lever from full extension. I say "sort of" there because the lever is actually a hand made replacement. It's a shame to replace this part, but I found a plate from one of these Walthams and the factory part is a better fit. It still does not set real well, but it's a whole lot better.

See all the images for this project here:
https://goo.gl/photos/Nix3c5kbcYGfUCNQ9

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