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Offline Green67

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Help with date complication
« on: March 21, 2021, 03:16:12 pm »
Hi everyone.  I just serviced a Zodiac that my father has owned for decades.  After servicing, the watch is running fantastic.  However, I'm struggling to get the date disc to turn correctly.  The watch has a cal. 86 movement which seems to have a quickset date feature.  Right now, it will sometimes advance using the quickset date and never advances when adjusting the time or allowing the watch to run naturally.  Is there a technical manual available for this movement or any tips that the experts here can impart on me? 

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 03:34:39 pm »
There is a search function above for questions like this that have been answered before.

See if this helps you out. https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/index.php?topic=1062.msg3837#msg3837
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 09:51:13 pm »
Thank you for the response Butch.  Actually, I had tried a couple different search terms in the hopes of getting my question answered, but didn't come across anything that really addressed the topic.  At that point, I figured it probably best to just ask. 

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 06:29:06 am »
Good. It can take a bit of perseverance. Did that link help you out?
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 09:12:36 am »
Unfortunately, no.  But I appreciate the effort.  I imagine there has to be some detailed technical info out there somewhere. 

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 11:06:38 am »
Can you post a picture of your watch?
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 09:46:38 am »
I tried to snap a quick pic of the movement so everyone would know what I'm working with.  Hope it helps. 
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 09:50:17 am by Green67 »

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2021, 10:31:48 am »
Can I get a pic of the dial side? Trying to determine which model you have.
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2021, 11:32:45 am »
Here you go.  Not sure why its rotated.  Its not rotated on my computer. 
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 11:33:54 am by Green67 »

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2021, 01:16:31 pm »
Let me apologize first, I thought you were have problems setting the watch, I did not realize you were servicing it. I cannot help you with that as I never do more than look at a movement. There is a service manual for the 36,000 beat SST movements on the other web site but I am not sure it will answer your specific question.
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 02:23:38 pm »
The service manual would likely tell me enough to know how to move forward.  However, I can't access it on the other site without buying a subscription, correct? 

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2021, 03:26:39 pm »
Yes sir.
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2021, 04:42:38 pm »
Provided movement picture is too small. So I can be wrong. But I think you mismatched at least two screws and put them on wrong positions (see marks)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 04:43:21 pm by YuriyV »

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2021, 05:00:58 pm »
Thanks for chiming in Yuri.

Green, Yuri is the only guy I know here that services his own watches.
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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2021, 04:23:59 pm »
Are you sure about that, Yuri?  Anytime I service a movement I haven't serviced before, I snap a few before pics just in case I can't remember something when reassembling, and those two screws are definitely in the same position they were before I disassembled everything.  Not saying you're wrong, but it does make me wonder which way is correct. 

I went ahead and swapped the two screws anyway just to see if it makes a difference, and the result is the same.  Looks like I may have to ask my mentor when I see him next to see if he can offer any advice. 

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Re: Help with date complication
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 02:16:21 am »
To be more certain I'd like to take a look at better picture.

 

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