This in my first post here. I think this is a good place to stay. I like the respect shown by all of you. It is amazing how many different people with different budget collections talks about the same common hobby. It is not usual.
I like watches since ever. I discovered affordable mechanical watches a few years ago. I was into other things....
Anyway I am trying to fix a problem with my Vostok. It stopped suddenly when I was on holidays. I have removed the balance wheel and assembled a few times until it started to run again.
I blew it before close it once it was adjusted to 0.2ms and +5 s/day. It stopped again.
Now I am not able to make it run without the case back.
I reassembled the balance wheel a few times more with no success.
I started like that:
And now this is the best I can get...
It looks very inconsistent on the rate.
I have to close the case back and hit the case smoothly with my fingers to get it start. Then it looks fine and keep running.
I don't know almost anything about mechanical watches.
Have you got any tip for that issue?
Should I have to take it to a watchmaker to service it?
Thanks and keep on enjoying your watches!