Had a Patek in with the cap jewel glued in place, missing the (Kif) hole jewel. So the staff was running on the diameter that contacts the setting in event of a shock- but it was actually running!
Have definitely seen bits of mainspring clamped down to make up for a broken or missing cap jewel too.
Thats an interesting solution to a missing cap jewel. I've seen that recently, discovered under a balance top plate, maybe wasn't here on our forum. If its a filling you have Nev i think you should speak to HectorLooi, he used to be a dentist 🤣
Yes, exactly... followed alex's video.
I have an older favorite set, but I bought this set because it was cheaper than replacing the few missing pushers, and I figured I'd get a whole set of stumps as well. That set cleaned up great following Alex's instructions.