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Old 03-14-2017, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys ive been given an orient to restore, no real dramas with this one work wise, but a little information would be great. I know it's got a cal. 1946 movement, it says so on the rotor.
I cannot find a tech document for this movement to help if there are any small idiosyncrasies for this movement that I may miss on disassembly. Is there a tech doc online?
Secondly if this helps anyone to help me, it's case number is YN904511 I haven't been able to find any info relevant to this case number either, the serial number is21111856.
On the dial are the 3 stars and 21 jewels automatic, its a day date movement with a centre seconds.
Any info that anyone could give me would be great, photos to follow ok.
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Sorry I can't help you with any data sheets, I have found the same problem, Orients seem to be a black hole as far as information goes, the main thing I find is to photograph every step of the dissassembly, the main culprits for trouble are shepherds crook springs that jump out when you remove something, using the photos you can usually work out where they fit.
Generally the movements are much like Seiko's so be guided by your past experience.
I have recently serviced 46940, 429XX and 902544 movements with no real drama's

Sorry can't be of more help.
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Also be wary of any lume, as it's quite possibly radium. Assuming the lume is intact and not crumbling just wear gloves and wash your hands properly when done. Don't work on a kitchen bench. The goal is to keep the radium out of your body.

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No it's not radium.
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Concur with Ausimax in that it is very hard if not nigh impossible to find info on Orients.
No issues with servicing or lume
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Cheers guys, the shop has it at the moment, I was trying to sort out the new crystal and decided to try to speed up the process by popping in to see if they had one off the shelf, I have a thread on that subject aswell so I won't bog this thread down with that subject here.
Anyone have any idea about the numbers on the rear of the case mean though?
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Back again, ok got the new crystal now trying to figure out the movement, I'll start to post some photos soon, but my main issue is this, only the time sets, the day and date don't, it's a single stem layout. Without any push buttons for a quickset.
I can depress the stem but it does nothing except make a lever move outwards from the movement at the 2 o'clock position (where a pusher would be located on other models) any other ideas as to how it changes day and date? Incidentally the day date changes with the time fine.
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