Problem (I think) with a pin-set watch

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KevinP
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Problem (I think) with a pin-set watch

#1 Post by KevinP » Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm

I'm still a bit of a newbie at this. I bid on and won my first pin set piece, a Swiss-made pocket watch.

If I turn the crown, it winds as you would expect. If I depress the pin and turn the crown, it turns freely (no winding), but the hands do not move.

That does mean something's wrong and it's in need of repair, right?

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Re: Problem (I think) with a pin-set watch

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Wed May 30, 2018 3:50 pm

I've had a few of them where the pin needed to be pushed well into the case.
You may also want to check the area the pin pushes into to see if it does actually engage.
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Re: Problem (I think) with a pin-set watch

#3 Post by KevinP » Wed May 30, 2018 9:53 pm

I tried again, trying to push it further in, but no, that doesn't seem to be the problem. As for the back, the movement is obscuring what the pin does, and I lack the tools and skill to remove it.

I'm attaching a photo. As you can see it's not a typical pin-set. You have the word 'lever' on the face (but clearly a pin), the crown at 3:00 (not unusual itself, but not common for a pin I think), the pin at 2:00, a full hunter, and the crystal does not twist off.

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It's an EKB movement, btw. There's some (fairly brief) information about them on the net (http://www.swisstime.ch/en-ATLANTIC-m146.html ), but if anyone has anything more on them, I'd love to hear it, especially in terms of dating. I got it very cheaply, and I know it's not a secretly expensive find. And it does work so long as I set it when the time matches the hands. :-)

But if anyone sees that I'm missing something and am trying to set it wrong, please let me know. Otherwise, I assume I need to get it overhauled, which is always at least half-expected when I buy a vintage piece.

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