Looking into my bin of movements i noticed one still trying desperately to move. Looking a little rusted and worse for wear was a silvered dial Cupillard 233 movement ( 1935 ), no hands, poor dial, and a movement barely alive.
Normally i would not have bothered but i figured wth lets see if she can run well again
With some TLC and rust removed the movement swings into action with a beat error of 0.1ms no less and within 60 seconds a day, not bad for 85 year old scrapy rust bucket.
New original Cupillard hour & minute hands fitted ( yes i have some old stock ha ha) and a dial thats looking half decent now.
When i find time i might make a little case for her, and maybe even a strap if shes good
This is my latest project a rather neglected 3/4 Westminster probably dating from 1910-1920 and made by Winterhalder, case rather worse for wear, varnish crazed some minor splitting of the veneer, rear door catches and is hard to open, will strip, renew varnish, clean bezel, re-silver dial and bezel then laquer case, replace cloth and clean grill insert.
Movement will be totally stripped, re-bushed where needed, pivots burnished, mainsprings cleaned or replaced if needed.
Sorry ... I've managed to upload images multiple times; asking for advice on how to edit the album so you don't have to suffer the same picture more than once...
This is my attempt at taking an MST-522 movement and with disparate parts ... make this into a watch. I've included hands I was debating using before settling on the set I thought looked best.
This is not meant to be an Omega anything! I just liked the blue dial that happens to have 'Omega' on it... and then thought it would look good with a blue case so then of course decided on a blue strap too! The watch has been going strong for the last few weeks since I cleaned and fixed it and keeps good time.
I am VERY new at all this though and still learning a lot!
Just completed my first restoration and service of a pocket watch. Carefully followed Mark's course videos for disassemble, inspection, ultrasonic clean, reassemble, oiled, regulated. New mainspring installed and a new crystal was required as the old one was deemed beyond repair.
No sorry, just got a ting tang two hole round dial and a arched dial with chime silent and slow fast sub dials for a miniature ting tang, various movements and a full set of Westminster coils but no square dials spare.
Sorry for the late response, I just noticed your masg.
I need to check, I think jacob&co also arnold& son, not sure will check and inform you. One these preces are said to have the worlds only round diamond.
Yip that is right, if you do not have candle wax handy you can just cover the pine with clingfilm, however candle wax does the job fine. This method is simple and easy and can be used to make all sorts of shapes. On W & H I said I have a no name elm clock with 5 spiral gongs with the case that looks like your Lenzkirch I will dig it out from my boxes of clocks as I think the movement very close to the W & H you have in the photos. I also have a 4 glass bim bam 1/4 strike in as new condition with original locks and keys, I will also bring that out and take a few photos and maybe give the movement a good clean it is highly polished due to it is seen from every angle.
I think I will leave this one as it is now but I have got a Gillett and Johnstone clock that was missing a grill on the back door, I bought a Winterhalder ages ago for spares the grill from that I cut to fit (Parts from that Winterhalder have been used on about four clocks) so I will try this to make the wood strips to hold that in place. Just to clarify I put the PVA on the veneer and by clamping it in the waxed pine shape cut it will set and keep the shape I have cut.