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Started by Ultra-Vintage, January 20, 2014, 07:49:19 PM
Quote from: jon p on January 23, 2014, 10:27:09 AM a trip to BWG fixed it perfect, it WAS the canon pinion. this guy had always done an outstanding job on repairing my bulovas, etc but i dont think he had a clue about a zodiac movement!!
Quote from: Butch on January 23, 2014, 09:34:55 AMThank you for this series BWG. It is always good to educate a collector on the idiosyncrasies of their brand. Here is another one that you have mentioned in this article. "Picture 4 shows a side view of the Offset Cannon Pinion once the barrel is removed."Can you expound on the barrel please? As you and I know, this is yet another part that is very hard to come by.
Quote from: browndogken on February 04, 2014, 01:34:47 PMExcellent article!Was the canon pinion intended to be serviced (tightened) when it slipped to much, or has that come about as a result of the lack of new parts? I was under the impression that, like the barrel, it was to be replaced rather than serviced.I'm looking forward to the next article
Quote from: szabgab on May 06, 2014, 03:55:02 AMSo if you are looking at this and don't want to cock up a gear first as I did, here are two articles. Self explanatory and I should have thought of it, well, my bad.First how to remove the offset cannon pinion: http://lsyf.com/repairing-zodiac-offset-cannon-pinion/Than a method to tighten without crushing: http://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?showtopic=39190As I mentioned, this is my tip, it helped me not to damage the second gear with the offset pinion (after the first became unusable, I should have researched the topic more deeply before trying my luck). I do not take responsibility if you damage anything though but these two steps made a perfect grip for me.
Quote from: Ultra-Vintage on May 06, 2014, 12:44:30 PMI am glad that yours worked out ok. However, I will say that the steps for separation and tightening in the first set of instructions is what most watchmakers would do, and from those they damage them at least half the time. There are other ways of doing it that insures you wont damage it. As for the second set of instructions, NEVER try to tighten a cannon pinion while it is still on the post. NEVER. A person will end up having to replace it and the center wheel before you are done, and likely the nasty utensils that they just cut their jagged yellow toenails with as well.........
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