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    My Noob crpo just ate itself

    As the title says, my 2 months old Noob crpo just ate one of its wheels. The back cryatal is full of golden dust, and it stops every 5 minutes.

    Has any of you had the same problem ? I guess it's not fixable, so i think i will order a VSF crpo.

    See this link for a picture: https://m.imgur.com/a/U3ZinCM

    #2
    You forgot to feed it? =))

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      #3
      Looks like the automatic winding mechanism was not properly lubed, resulting in ground off teeth on the ratchet wheel. You'll need to replace the movement.
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        #4
        How much is a movement And where to source one?

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          #5
          It's an eta clone, either a 2824 or 2836-can't tell from the pic. A new one should run about $75. You can source one on eBay from: "bosshua007", "carbinet2009", "bjbjcs"


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            #6
            Thanks!

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              #7
              a2836-2 is like $80 on ebay

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                #8
                I have a similar issue with 2824 which stopped due toe dropping the watch on hard floor. Are these ebay movements ready to go i.e. straight swap rather than service + swap?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by GreenGrocer View Post
                  I have a similar issue with 2824 which stopped due toe dropping the watch on hard floor. Are these ebay movements ready to go i.e. straight swap rather than service + swap?
                  The movements I've purchased from the sellers I listed have arrived clean, oiled and ready to go- but I always make it a point to service the auto wind module before using as this seems to be a common source of problems with clone movements, I do this service on the movements in my new reps as well.
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                    #10
                    Hor-Fan Great, thanks for the info!

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                      #11
                      Do you service your watches by yourself or do you take them to a watch smith?

                      Is this something that's easy enough? I got a few rep watches but I never service any of them yet. I guess I'll have to service them sooner or later...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by iamket View Post
                        Do you service your watches by yourself or do you take them to a watch smith?

                        Is this something that's easy enough? I got a few rep watches but I never service any of them yet. I guess I'll have to service them sooner or later...

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                        I service mine myself, easy enough if you have the right tools and know what you're doing. Otherwise, look for a rep-friendly watch smith to do the work.
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                          #13
                          Update: just ordered a VSF crpo.

                          I may try to change the movement in the Noob later ok. Or use it for spares

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