1964 Astronaut help

         So I bought am awesome Astronaut yesterday. It was running great and keeping great time. So of course I like to see the condition of my Accutrons movements. I opened it up and the gasket stuck, and stretched a bit. I got it put back in the best I could. Slapped it all back together, and now I have a NON WORKING watch! Its still humming, but no hands move. Im stunned. I found at least one thread that stated the gasket could be my issue. Im having a hard time believing this though. Anyone have any thoughts?

 

Thanks

Justin

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Bob Bruno
Posted April 30, 2012 - 11:11pm

Club 5000

Justin, when my Accutrons hum and the hands don't move I just change the battery and everything starts working again. I got one like that right now!

Bob

musical5
Posted May 1, 2012 - 1:10am

Thanks for the reply. I did try a second battery :(

 

 

Justin

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:53am

Make certain the 'D' ring on the Crown is flush with the caseback, when the ring is lifted to adjust the Hands the Movement 'hacks' or stops.

If this is not the cure remove the battery before the Movement is damged and have it Serviced. After time the lubricating oils can dry out causing the Movement to freeze.

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William Smith
Posted May 1, 2012 - 1:58pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Justin  There are also two accutron service manuals available for download on site at:

http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-catalogs

Look near the bottom of this page for downloads.