Project:Fix Watch Movement Citizen 8200

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Fixing a Watch Movement‎

Escape wheels.webp
Status: done
Release Date: late 2020
Initiator: Luzian
Materials Used: broken watch (Citizen 8200)


tl;dr fixed my first movement and wanted to share

Just wanted to share this with you since it is the first movement I fixed. The watch belongs to my mother and was a gift from my father. It worked well but wasn't the most accurate anymore. It then started to speed-run when shaken. The hypothesis was that the escape wheel or pallet fork was broken. After inspection I found out that the bearing pin on the escape wheel had broken off (the thing that rides in the ruby). I found a new one on aliexpress for less than a dollar but ended up paying $5 for shipping. After waiting a few weeks I had to take out the balance wheel to swap the escape wheel. But after reassembly it started ticking again. I have the luxury of good tweezers and a stereo microscope so I could see what I was doing.

New (top) and broken (bottom) escape wheel