All clean and waiting on a spring winder from the UK. I started to assemble it but had to stop.
Everything went well except I think I'll wash the barrel & lid with the main plate next time because they were so dirty that they needed an additional rinse.
I found 3 tiny screws in the dirty solution that I didn't remove from the watch. That was puzzling. They look kinda like those screws on the balance wheel and are about jewel cap size but are steel. I never used my orange (0.05mm) screwdriver once but they are that size with a really pointy end.
Also, the yoke spring was horrible looking and appeared home made. It also looked like someone smashed it in there with a center punch & was a real problem to get out. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.
Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you all healthy. So I've decided to broaden my horizons a bit and would like to start attempting some repivoting. As I've been doing research on the needed equipment and techniques I have found little on repivoting pallet forks arbors. I have an old DOXA pocket watch circ. 1905 on my shelf with a broken pivot that I cannot find a fork for and would like to attempt to repivot it someday. When it comes to burnishing a new pivot in a jacot tool, can the tool accommodate a pivot for a fork that is that short? I know they can do balance staffs without a problem, but I have never seen this tool in person so I'm not sure. Also, how would the tool rotate the fork itself for the burnishing process?