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Re: "SAVED" by my C700!

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androo wrote:
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CeeBee wrote:I start the chrono when I set off. Unfortunately I have yet to remember to look at it or stop it when I arrive :-(
Kip and I are applying to be time-keepers at London 2012 Olympics...

"Sorry - was I supposed to stop this thing when the runner broke the tape? Can they run again and I'll try to remember this time..."

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I had a really bad problem with a knee when I was younger so couldn't run. One day I was entrusted to be a time keeper. I forgot to start the stopwatch so made up a time, it made the person i was timing the fastest in the school and suprised the Olympic team didn't come looking for him. :silent:
Teamwork......we will start the watch...you stop it androo! Job done. 8)
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This is all too funny. A little over an hour ago I told my wife I would be home in 20 minutes. So I hit the start button to see how long it actually takes me. As I'm reading this post I realize I forgot all about. I just now stopped it and pressed reset button.
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Russ-Shettle wrote:This is all too funny. A little over an hour ago I told my wife I would be home in 20 minutes. So I hit the start button to see how long it actually takes me. As I'm reading this post I realize I forgot all about. I just now stopped it and pressed reset button.
That's 2 starters and 2 stoppers...we are ready now! :lol:
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Kip wrote:
Russ-Shettle wrote:This is all too funny. A little over an hour ago I told my wife I would be home in 20 minutes. So I hit the start button to see how long it actually takes me. As I'm reading this post I realize I forgot all about. I just now stopped it and pressed reset button.
That's 2 starters and 2 stoppers...we are ready now! :lol:
You forgot two people. Who's going to do the resets? Kip, you will have to take responsibility on this one. So now we need 2 starters, 2 stopper and 2 to reset the watches for Kip. :lol: :lol:
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My OCD / Asperger's means I cannot stand a watch without the bezel and sub dials correctly aligned, so I volunteer to be a "resetter". :)
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Mortis wrote:My OCD / Asperger's means I cannot stand a watch without the bezel and sub dials correctly aligned, so I volunteer to be a "resetter". :)
OK, just one last volunteer, you got that Kip?... Kip?...hey Kip!......... I think he's busy stuffing a newbee in one the Asylum's padded chill-out rooms. That-a-boy Kip! Rack-um, Pack-um and Stack-um :lol: Duh! What movie?
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Russ-Shettle wrote:
atnits wrote:On my Speedbird PRS12 I've been timing anything that lasts up to 59 seconds. Any longer than that is no good, as the seconds hand either stops, or stutters its way to the 60 second spot. :thumbdown: (That'll teach me for getting it serviced!)
I think I know what may be causing that and it should be a simple fix. Send it in.
What do you think is causing it? I've sent it back to my watchmaker, who can't see the problem as it's working ok when he tests it. :? (It was generally at the start of the day, or when the power had run down, that it was doing it - if I ran the chrono constantly it was ok.)
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Russ-Shettle wrote: Rack-um, Pack-um and Stack-um :lol: Duh! What movie?
Is it Die Hard 2 (Die Harder) ?
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It is indeed. What a clever bunny you are.
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castle wrote:
xtriple wrote:used the chrono once to time my sexual performance.... the 1/10second timer was the most useful part :oops:
You just need to strap it on a bit tighter. :lol:
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Mortis wrote:Come on forum, I think this is a challenge - what else can we make Sir 28800bph build?! :lol:
Every time someone suggests something it seems that he is already making one... And then follows up with pics and instructions. Have you thought of building a COSC tester yet, Sir? Or a brewery?!
I'd quite like a teleportation device, as I'm a bit sick of jumping on airplanes every week of my life.

I have to be in Germany by tomorrow evening Mr 28800, so I'll leave it with you. After all, how hard can it be? :)
Sorry I didn't see this until just now, or I would have teleported you to Germany. Hope you had a good flight though.
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Nice work!

Now... for your next task... I quite fancy a CWL Forum branded Nuclear Aircraft Carrier. Come on then, get to work! Chop Chop!

Thanks. :thumbup:
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Mortis wrote:Nice work!

Now... for your next task... I quite fancy a CWL Forum branded Nuclear Aircraft Carrier. Come on then, get to work! Chop Chop!

Thanks. :thumbup:
I like this idea...something to cruise around in the moat. 8)
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Mortis wrote:Nice work!

Now... for your next task... I quite fancy a CWL Forum branded Nuclear Aircraft Carrier. Come on then, get to work! Chop Chop!

Thanks. :thumbup:
But that would be so unoriginal, considering IWC just built a nuclear aircraft carrier for their SIHH gala last month. Complete with booth models dressed as sailors:

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atnits wrote:
Russ-Shettle wrote:
atnits wrote:On my Speedbird PRS12 I've been timing anything that lasts up to 59 seconds. Any longer than that is no good, as the seconds hand either stops, or stutters its way to the 60 second spot. :thumbdown: (That'll teach me for getting it serviced!)
I think I know what may be causing that and it should be a simple fix. Send it in.
What do you think is causing it? I've sent it back to my watchmaker, who can't see the problem as it's working ok when he tests it. :? (It was generally at the start of the day, or when the power had run down, that it was doing it - if I ran the chrono constantly it was ok.)
Based on your description: The second hand, when it rotates around, has an attachment on its wheel gear that pushes the 30 minute wheel gear one tooth at a time per rotation. The attachment appears like a thin wire, shaped at the end in order to make just the right contact, advancing the 30 minute dial one minute at a time. Adjustment of the actuator arm must be fairly precise. It could be jamming or hanging up against the 30 minute dial wheel. I sounds intermittent, not happening all the time, and as you say, only in the morning when you suspect it to be run down. quite possibly so but not the shuttering. You would need to make sure of this. I would think that your watch would have to be well wound down to the point of almost stopping.

The adjustment of the actuator is critical for proper strike in the advancement of the 30 minute dial hand. Are you sure your watchmaker knows everything about the 7750? I've read that it's a tough movement to work on. Not trying to judge him of his knowledge. I don't know him, of course, but does he know to check and make the adjustment? You might want to seek another watchmaker and ask him specific question pertaining to his knowledge and experience with this particular movement. Don's settle on just one inspection.

Has it malfunctioned since he looked at it? Your watchmaker would have had to remove the rotor bridge in order to make a visual inspection of this area. Perhaps the problem corrected itself with whatever he did. Observe what's happening if it does it again. At what point during rotation does the second hand begin to shutter? One spot? many spots? That's all important to know because the minute wheel actuator shouldn't make contact until about or just past the 59 second mark if the problem is the actuator. What you should observed during normal operation; the 30 minute dial will suddenly advance one minute each time the second hand rotates around to the 12 position. If the shuttering is taking place many seconds before the 60 second mark, 12 O'clock position, the problem may be entirely other than what I just described. I can only go by what you give as a symptom. Keep observing and if it continues to occur, describe the malfunction in more descriptive detail if you can. A lot is taking place mechanically to start and stop the second hand as well as to reset.