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ETA movement repair?

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:48 am

Hello folks,

Can someone suggest a watch repair guy for an ETA 2824 clone on a Ginault?

I bought the watch really cheap and found it running about -10s a day which bugged me so one night after drinking about a six pack of dark beer, I decided I was a watchmaker so I opened up the back using a hole saw (don't ask) and adjusted the adjustment screw.

While there - and 100% caused by beer - not lack of skill!, my screwdriver slipped and ran into the hairspring; it now needs to be replaced.

Can anyone here fix it or can you guys recommend an actual watchmaker? Thanks! :cheers:
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by Chocodove » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:19 am

Terry's guy?
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:51 am

I would contact Ginault first and see what they offer...if not a good resolution then hit up Terry.


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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by aikiman44 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am

A different 🍺?
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:51 am
I would contact Ginault first and see what they offer...if not a good resolution then hit up Terry.


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Agree with this.

The Ginault people have been very responsive to me when I had issues in the past.

For example, I accidentally dropped mine and it landed flat on its crystal, causing an indice to come off the dial. I explained what happened, took full responsibility (expecting and willing to pay for the repair), but they replaced the dial at no cost.

Worst case scenario is you could drop an ETA 2824-2 in there, but you would have to swap over the pinion to an H4.

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:29 am

see what ginault says first. i would ask for a whole new movement and call it good. some watchmakers will not work on clone asian movements. to much risk involved with finding parts, lack of finishing etc.

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:56 am

Ok I sent them an email - it took them about two weeks to respond to my original email about adjustments so I assumed their assistance would be slow to non-existent. Good to hear they may be more responsive... Thanks dudes
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by andrema » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am

LOL...the images in my head of you doing this are priceless! Good luck bud!!
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by zepp21 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am

Drink 6 of the same beers, plus an additional 1-3 for good measure and try again. I think your (beer) googles may have been a bit out of alignment and with 1-3 more, this should properly align them for fixing the watch.


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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by SoCal C4S » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:40 pm

At least we know you can kill things with a screwdriver while drunk. America!!! Lol

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by jeckyll » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 pm

andrema wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am
LOL...the images in my head of you doing this are priceless! Good luck bud!!
This. I'd pay to see a video of it :gayumbrella:

Seriously, hope it's easy to get addressed Paul!
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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by jeckyll » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:02 pm

SoCal C4S wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:40 pm
At least we know you can kill things with a screwdriver while drunk. America!!! Lol
I had no doubt about this, though expected he could kill bigger things while drunk ... with a screwdriver... :shrug:

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by gwells » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm

nobody explained that you need *two* screwdrivers to do this operation?

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm

zepp21 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am
Drink 6 of the same beers, plus an additional 1-3 for good measure and try again. I think your (beer) googles may have been a bit out of alignment and with 1-3 more, this should properly align them for fixing the watch.


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:roll: :roll:

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Re: ETA movement repair?

Post by andrema » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:07 pm

gwells wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
nobody explained that you need *two* screwdrivers to do this operation?
That is for Eric to explain. He is the screwdriver expert.
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