Monday, August 8, 2011

A simple horological puzzle - are you ready?

Do you have an eye for detail?

If so - here is a simple horological puzzle.

Below is the photo of a Rolex 3135 movement which came in today with a time-setting issue.

Question: Can you see what's wrong with it?

Now, don't rush. This is not a trick question, the answer is right in front of you. Take your time because if you just click on the answer link below, or on the help photo, you'll kick your bottom saying wow that was so obvious!

In case you do need help, here is the link to a clue photo. Use it wisely:

And if you still don't see it then click here for the answer:

Like it or was it too difficult? Got it right straight away? Ready for another puzzle? E-mail me on and let me know how you did!

Happy collecting,


Derek said...

Great puzzle!

boxerdad said...

I had to use your clue. I can see there is a broken tooth on the setting(?) wheel, so the clutch and winding pinion cannot engage it.
Like this puzzle!