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Date/Report Number:.11110214:EGST-AF43-3322 Item: ZODIAC-SEA-WOLF-BLACK
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Description of item:  ZODIAC-SEA-WOLF-BLACK


Estimated Retail Replacement Value 
$759.00


Reports are supplied at the request of the customer and it is for the customer's exclusive use. Reports express an opinion of the time of the examination of the jewelry. This report is for customers use only for the following two purposes, indicating estimated retail replacement value to obtain insurance coverage, or for the purpose of providing geological information. goldsmith Works does not guarantee that the appraisal valuation will result in a sale at the price. Estimated retail replacement value is arrived after analyses of what the approximate high retail cash asking price is for labor, materials, and design. These prices may be substantially higher than actual transaction or warranty with regards to any item described in the report, since jewelry grading is not an exact science, this  report represent the best opinion of the company. GoldSmith Works is in no case responsible for differences that occur by repeated grading by other experts in the field and/or use of other standards, norms, methods or criteria other than those used by GoldSmith Works. GoldSmith Works is expressly held harmless by customers including, but with out limitation for any claims or actions that may arise out of negligence in connection with the preparation of this laboratory report, or actions based upon the customer's use of the report. The information on the carat weight, clarity grade, color grade on the report is approximate due to the limitations in jewelry grading. The item was tested, graded, and examined under 10x magnification using the techniques and equipment available to GoldSmith Works, including fully corrected triplet loupe, binocular microscope, master color comparison guides, diamond color comparison tools, electronic carat balance, non-contact optical measuring device, and ancillary instruments necessary at the time of Exam

 

 

 

 

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ORIGINAL DIAL

READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
EXCELLENT CONDITION

VINTAGE
VIETNAM ERA

1969
PX/R&R

ZODIAC

SEA WOLF
"NON-DATER!"
HACKING AUTOMATIC

WITH

70/72
17 JEWEL
HACK SET
SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND
&
AUTOMATIC

ZODIAC MOVEMENT


WITH

BECOMING RARE
[OLIVE DRAB]
G-18
OLIVE DRAB
NATO STYLE
NYLON

MILITARY STRAP
WITH KEEPERS

33x42
mm
W/O
CROWN

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ROCK'S LONG ZODIAC RESTORATION HISTORY. ALL THESE AND MORE CONTIUE TO KEEP TIME. WHEN RESTORING THE SEA WOLF THE MOST DIFFICULT ITEM IS THE BEZEL. WHILE THE SEA WOLF CASE AND CASE BACK ARE OF THE HIGHEST GRADE STEEL, THE BEZEL'S ARE BRASS WITH PLATE.

THE BEZEL IS THE ONLY ITEM THAT CANNOT BE MANIPULATED. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU USE. BUT IF A BEZEL HAS MARKER WEAR , BUT THEY STILL RATCHET WHEN TURNED, AND THE FINISH IS EVEN,  THE APPRAISAL IS HIGHER IRREGARDLESS OF THE CONDITION OF THE MARKERS.

ON THIS MODEL THE BEZEL IS IN AWESOME CONDITION. WHILE THE "30" MARKER HAD WEAR, THE FINISH IS AWESOME AND IT STILL RATCHETS WHEN TURNED. REMEMBER WE RE-BLACK THE MARKERS AND DO NOT SMOOTH THEM, THE REASON IS THAT THE BLACK WILL SMOOTH OUT AFTER WEARING.

A WORN, BEAT UP ZODIAC SEA WOLF, WITH ALL PARTS, USUALLY COSTS $150 TO $220. ROCK THEN TRULY OVERHAULS THEM ADDING MAIN SPRINGS, REPAIRING OFF SET CANON PINIONS, NEW CRYSTAL, RE-ILLUMINATES HANDS AND DIAL. LOOK, I SEE ADDS SAYING "SERVICED", WELL, GO FURTHER DOWN AND SEE BEFORE AND AFTER.

FULLY ORIGINAL "NEW LOOKING" DIALS ADD 25% [DIAL CAN BE RE-ILLUMINATED AS LONG AS LUME IS APPLIED OVER OLD LUME + TRIANGLE MARKERS ARE NOT REPAINTED OR ALTERED]

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ORIGINAL DIAL BEZELS HAVE HEAVY WEAR W/GOOD MARKERS
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UPPER LEFT WORN MARKERS AND BEZEL RIGHT FINISH IS RIGHT
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FULLY RESTORED DIAL UPPER RIGHT

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MINT ORIGINAL ON RIGHT WENT FOR 700.00
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ORIGINAL DIAL WITH LUME APPLIED OVER OLD [OK]
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BEZEL LEFT AND GMT RIGHT RESTORED
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THE LEFT ENAMEL BEZEL IS WORTH LESS THAN PLATED BRASS
THE ENAMEL BEZEL IS NOT A VIETNAM ERA SEA WOLF
IF YOU WANT A GREAT VIETNAM ERA THE ONE ON THE RIGHT
ABOVE OR THIS MODEL. THE PLATED BRASS BEZEL W/HACKING


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BEST TO COLLECT IS NON-DATER MODELS
FIRST OFFER 1964-1969 NON DATE
DATE MODELS WEAR OUT THE OFF-SET CANON PINION
EVEN AFTER REPAIR -NOTE THE PINION IS NOT AVAILABLE
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APPRASIAL VALUE

WORTH MORE IF DIAL IS FULLY ORIGINAL LOOKING "NEW"
WORTH MORE IF ORIGINAL DIAL HAS NEW SPOT LUME APPLIED OVER OLD
WORTH MORE IF BEZEL AND MARKERS ARE SMOOTH W/LIMITED BRASSING AND IT RATCHETS
WORTH MORE IF MARKERS ARE WORN BUT BEZEL IS SMOOTH & RATCHETS

WORTH MORE IF MARKERS ARE WORN BUT FINISH SMOOTH
WORTH MORE WITH THE HACK VERSION MOVEMENT DESIGNED FOR VIETNAM
WORTH MORE IF HAS ORIGINAL STEEL SPRING BRACLET

[NOTE ENQUIRE IF OFFSET CANON PINION WAS REPAIRED-IT SHOULD BE]

DATE VS/DATER

THOUGH ROCK RESTORES ALL MODELS, THE SEA WOLF IS WORTH MORE
IF IT IS A NON-DATE MODEL
BOTH FOR LOOK, HISTORY & MECHANICS.

THE ZODIAC WAS FIRST ISSUED W/O DATE IN 1964. THEN A MILITARY HACKING MECHANISM WAS ADDED AROUND 1966-68.

WHEN THE DATER CAME OUT THE NON DATE WAS RETIRED. 

THE DATE VERSION WEARS OUT THE OFF-SET CANON PINION AS IT TURNS THE DATE MECHANISM. GOOGLE "GOLDSMITHWORKS ZODIAC CANON PINION"-- THE PART IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THOUGH WE CAN FIX, EVEN AFTER WE FIX, EVENTUALLY IT WILL WEAR AND THE HANDS STOP WITH ONLY THE SWEEP SECONDS  MOVING UNTIOL REPAIRED.  

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1969 70-72 NON-DATER VIETNAM
MILITARY PX / R&R

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HACKING ISSUE ZODIAC SEA WOLF

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THE MODERN SEA WOLF WAS INTRODUCED IN   1964 AT THE WORLDS FAIR
ROCK WENT TO THE FAIR AND ACTUALLY TOURED ALL THE FREE EXHIBITS
INCLUDING THE ZODIAC EXHIBIT THOUGH HE WAS OT IMPRESSED AT THE TIME.. LOL

IT WAS THE BIG SEND OFF AT THE NY WORLDS FAIR IN 1964 THAT BOOSTED THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF BRAND AND PROMOTED THE STATEMENTS OF ITS DESIGN, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE OF 100+.

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South Vietnamese troops in action near Tan Son Nhut Air Base

FROM THE WORLDS FAIR TO US GOVERNMENT MILITARY PX/BX INSTALLATIONS,  THE MARKETING COMMOTION WAS A SUCCESS AND IT SOON CONVINCED MANY US SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ARMY ***GREEN BERET, PILOTS, NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, THAT THE SEA WOLF WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.

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VIET-CONG W/ NEW AK47 & US FIELD RADIOS
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YET IT WAS GREEN BERET "ADVISERS", COVERT OPERATIVES AND SUPPORT TROOPS OF THE EARLY 1960'S WHO WOULD PROVE THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF IN THE JUNGLES AND WATERWAYS OF VIETNAM AND MAKE THE SEA WOLF POPULAR AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS THAT BEGAN ARRIVING IN 1965.

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THOUGH THE UNITED STATES ACTIVELY ASSISTED THE FRENCH FROM 1945 TO 1955, AND HAD ADVISERS AND AIR FORCE PERSONAL ACTIVELY INVOLVED,  THE US VIETNAM CONFLICT DATES FROM 1959 TO APRIL 30, 1975. 

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DURING THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY, THE GREEN BERET ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED AND ADVISERS WERE SENT TO ASSIST THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. THESE "ADVISERS" ACTUALLY FOUGHT ALONG SIDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS.

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IN 1964, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ALLEGEDLY FIRED UPON TWO US SHIPS IN THE GULF OF TONKIN. IN RESPONSE TO THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT OF AUGUST 2 & 4 1964, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ESCALATED THE VIETNAM SUPPORT MISSION TO A CONFLICT BY SENDING U.S. GROUND TROOPS TO VIETNAM. IT TOOK 6 MONTHS FOR RESOLUTIONS TO PASS AND THE U.S. MILITARY TO RESPOND.

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ON MARCH 8, 1965, THE FIRST US TROOPS ARRIVED IN VIETNAM. 3500 U.S. MARINES LANDED NEAR DA NANG.

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NOTE: THE DIAL IS ORIGINAL. THE BEZEL CLICKS. THE DIAL WAS RE-ILLUMINATED, A NEW CANON PINION AND MAINSPRING AS ADDED

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HOW ABOUT A  VIETNAM ERA HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF ?

THIS OFFER IS FOR A VINTAGE  1969  PX HACKING VERSION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF NON-DATER IN STAINLESS STEEL .

THE 1969 ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX AND ON R&R IN 7 COUNTRIES. THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS UTILIZED BY MANY US, AUSTRALIAN AND KOREAN SOLDIERS; INCLUDING NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF USA UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS AS WELL AS PILOTS AND GROUND TROOPS.

IN FACT, MUCH OF THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE SEA WOLF BY ZODIAC WAS AWARDED BY ITS POPULARITY AMONG US TROOPS IN THE VIETNAM WAR.    

ITS RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE MADE IS A TOP CHOICE.

THE SEA WOLD WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.. ON THE CONTRARY.. IT IS THE FACT OF ITS DESIGN AND RELIABILITY THAT WON THE SEA WOLF POPULARITY.

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ZODIAC

"In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing, a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic.    Throw in radium hands & dial for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALs."

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NOTE IT SAYS:
" WHITE OR BLACK RADIUM DIAL, SWEEP HAND"


 

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THIS ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS A KEEP IT ORIGINAL
ENTERPRISE. ROCK STARTED WITH A SEA WOLF
COSTING 200.00  FOR THE CANDIDATE.

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A NEW CRYSTAL WAS INSTALLED

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THE ZODIAC HAD DEAD
MARKERS & WINDOWS

THE STEEL HANDS WERE
RUSTED AND CORRODED


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THE BEZEL HAD SEVERE BRASSING
ON KNURLS AND TOP SIDE

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ROCK

THE CASE AND BEZEL WERE FIRST

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THE DIAL WAS IN MINT CONDITION
[EXCEPTING ILLUMINATION]

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THE RADIUM BETWEEN

THE NARROW MARKERS
AND

IN THE TRIANGLE MARKERS
WAS DEAD


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BEZEL AS MOST ARE WAS TERRIBLE


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ROCK CLEANED
SILICONE TREATED
AND
RE-ILLUMINATED

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THERE YOU SEE AN AWESOME RESTORE

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CASE RESTORE IS EXCELLENT

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ROCK INSURED THAT THE CLICKS ON
BACK OF BEZEL WERE PROPER
NO BUFFING SHOULD EVER BE BE ACCOMPLISHED
ONLY CLEAN BY HAND.

THIS IS ONE OF 10 THAT ACTUALLY CLICKS

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KNURLED EDGES WERE   BRASSING
REAL BAD. YELLOW COLOR
THE CASE IS STEEL
BUT BEZEL IS BRASS WITH PLATE

AFTER LIGHT CLEANING
BUFFING TOP SIDE TO BRASS
THEN ELECTRO CLEANING

A SUPER HIGH CONCENTRATE OF CYANIDE
AND PURE NICKEL
AT 4 VOLTS 7 AMPS
6 TIMES
[TWENTY MINUTES]
PRODUCED A LONG WEARING NICKEL PLATING

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PRODUCES A LONG WEARING NICKEL PLATING

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SMOOTH & EVEN
THE ROUND HALF CIRCLES NOW ARE WELL PLATED
THESE WORK WITH A SPRING DRIVEN
SYNTHETIC STONE [BELOW] FOR RATCHET EFFECT
WHEN TURING BEZEL

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NOTE THE SYNTHETIC RUBY
FOR THE CLICK BEZEL

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STEEL ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN

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SMOOTH & EVEN
THE SYNTHETIC RUBY STONE FOR RATCHET EFFECT
WHEN TURING BEZEL IS PERFECT

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HERE IS THE RATCHET GEM
ON SOME ZODIAC SEA WOLF WATCHES IT IS BRIGHT RED
ON SEIKO DIVES IT IS STEEL
THOUGH ALL PARTS ARE CORRECT
THE AGE AND USE OF THIS AND 90% OF ALL
AGED ZODIAC SEA WOLF WATCHES
WILL NOT MAKE A DISTINCT "CLICK NOISE"

 

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ROCK INVESTS THOUSANDS IN ZODIAC PARTS
ESPECIALLY FOR THE ZODIAC DATE MODELS
AT BOTTOM OF OFFER THERE IS A PROCEDURE
SHOWN FOR TIGHTENING THE HIDDEN
CANON PINION-THESE WATCHES WERE/ARE
PRONE TO WEARING THIS ITEM OUT.
WATCH RUNS BUT HANDS STOP WHEN CHANGING DATE
BE ASSURED HE ADJUSTED THE CANON PINION
ON THIS AND EVERY DATE MODEL HE RESTORES
WHETHER WORN OR NOT


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HARDEST JOB IS RE-ILLUMINATION

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RE-ILLUMINATION HANDS COMPLETE

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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THE STAINLESS STEEL FINISH
IS IN AWESOME CONDITION

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HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
TO THIS ZODIAC SEA WOLF


AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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AWESOME

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THE WHITE IS SILICON 7 CASE SEALER


ZODIAC
SEA WOLF
WATER TESTED
20 ATM ESPECIALLY
LOGO

STEEL CASE WORK FINISH IS
PHENOMENAL

IMAGINE WEARING THIS BEAUTY

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CASE DETAILED
LEAVING ALL

EDGES CORNERS AND RELIEF'S
PERFECT



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ROCK HAS A HARD TIME FINDING
TRUE OLIVE DRAB G-18 STRAPS
MOST ARE SIMPLY ARE GONE
THE STRAPS SOLD AS OLIVE DRAB ARE
BRIGHT IRIDESCENT GREEN!

LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT A STEEL DIVE
I BELIEVE 48.99 IS THE WHOLE SALE
FOR A BRACELET

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THE MOVEMENT WAS OVERHAULED

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BEFORE OVERHAUL

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COMPLETE BREAK DOWN AND CLEANING
I SIMPLY CANNOT BELIEVE
ANYONE CAN PERFORM THIS
TYPE OF TRUE SERVICING
ON ANY WATCH
THEN OFFER THE WATCH FOR UNDER 300!


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AFTER OVERHAUL

THIS IS THE

JANUARY 1969
70-72
NON-DATE VERSION
WITH
MILITARY HACKING FEATURE
ALSO SOLD IN THE PX /BX AND IN
STORES IN R&R COUNTRIES.

ca. 1969
70-72
Zodiac Ltd
Swiss
17 Jewels
Incabloc

Features
automatic
sweep second

hacking

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.8mm
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 40h

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REPAIRING
A
ZODIAC
OFFSET
CANNON PINION

GOOGLE GOLDSMITHWORKS ZODIAC PINION TO READ THE FULL VERSION.

THIS IS  A 1969 ZODIAC 70-72 DATE AUTOMATIC WITH OFFSET CANNON PINION
ALL SEA WOLF MODELS WITH THE HACKING 70-72 MOVEMENT HAVE AN OFFSET CANNON PINION THAT WEARS OVER TIME -- ESPECIALLY ON DATER MODELS. SO, NOT ONLY DID WE OVERHAUL THE MOVEMENT, WE ALSO REPLACED MAIN, AND REPAIRED THE CANNON PINION WHICH THE PICS BELOW DESCRIBE :

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REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN WHEEL (WITH JEWEL OILING HOLE)

SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS RIGHT TO TIGHTEN

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REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN WHEEL (WITH JEWEL OILING HOLE)

SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS RIGHT TO TIGHTEN


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PLACE THE AUTO WIND ASSEMBLY BACK ON
TURN THE ROTOR/PENDULUM/WEIGHT
LIGHTLY
AS YOU PRESS DOWN
IT WILL DROP IN PLACE

PLACE TWO SCREWS AND TIGHTEN 

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