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  1. Fixing Old Timex Quartz

    Yup, that's the model. Here's a more detailed photo of the movement:
  2. Fixing Old Timex Quartz

    @scottswatches - Thanks. Can you see the images now? I've done some limited watch repairs before, but I've never cleaned a movement. Can you recommend a good tutorial on cleaning a quartz movement?
  3. I just acquired this nifty old Timex quartz. It's working, but it has some problems and I'd love some advice on what to do. First, I had to struggle a bit to remove the old battery. When I inserted a new one, it wouldn't stay in place. It kept popping out. I finally held it in the best I could and quickly screwed on the caseback to hold it into place. Is there a trick to getting the battery to stay in place? Then I noticed the second hand would periodically pause for a 1-3 seconds. Sometimes it even goes backward by a second. I watched it for a while and I'm not able to discern a solid pattern. But it seems to stop and start near the top of the hour more often than at other positions. If I let it go for a while, the watch will eventually stop. What might cause this? I thought I'd take out the movement and see if there's a problem with the way the hands are attached, but I can't figure out how to remove the stem. Anyone know how? If I need to replace the movement, does anyone know what type this is and/or whether I can replace it with a modern movement (or an old one salvaged from another watch)?
  4. New Member Introduction

    Hello all! My name is Dave and I'm new to the forum. I've been active on and off at Watchuseek, primarily in the Russian watch forum. For most of my life, I've owned one inexpensive quartz watch that I wore every day. Then I inherited my father's vintage Rolex GMT Master and I became fascinated with vintage mechanical and automatics. Not wanting to spend my life savings on my newfound interest, I searched for affordable, interesting vintage watches and discovered the world of Soviet-era Russian watches. My collection includes several Vostoks and Raketas. I also have a couple of early Soviet quartz watches. Being budget-minded, I've expanded my collection to include some ultra-cheap Chinese watches. Most recently, I acquired an electric watch from the early 70's. In fact, that's what brought me here, I posted a question about it in the electric watch forum and got some great responses. Looking forward to meeting more forum regulars!
  5. Vostok brass bezel.

    I know I'm a bit late to this thread, but I undertook this project and posted my process and results over in WUS if anyone is interested.
  6. I just stumbled onto an interesting piece of history about this watch. Somebody posted a PDF someplace of a publication called Shop Tips dated February, 1972 that includes an ad for this model. That would confirm what @scottswatches posted previously about this model being manufactured from 1970-75. Check out the ad on page 11. Also check out the previous page, where you can see the watch in an unrelated ad -- some sort of early product placement, I guess.
  7. Thanks! As far as I can tell, it's 100% original. Signed bracelet, signed crown, and super cool second hand with lightning bolt. Other than setting the time and adjusting the bracelet, I haven't done a thing to the watch. I may polish the crystal with some Polywatch, but I'm not sure it even needs that. I haven't opened it up to check the movement since access is through the crystal and my watchmaking skills are quite limited. But it's been keeping good time since I've had it. I think it's gained about 20 seconds over two days. And I haven't even regulated it. I think the reason I got such a good price on it is because the seller took lousy photos. In any event, I'm quite pleased.
  8. All good advice, thanks. As for the price, I've seen the same thing. I think I got a real bargain on this one at $50 shipped, but there's a guy in Poland selling the same watch (without the original bracelet) for ten times as much. Excellent -- thanks!
  9. Hi, this is my first post in this forum. I just purchased this Benrus Electronic Citation. I've done a little research on this model, but I'd be interested to know when it may have been manufactured. The best I've been able to find is "the early 70's." Would anyone happen to know the years that this particular model was manufactured? Also, if anyone has any general advice on the care and usage of this model (it's my first electric), I'd love to hear it!

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