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    Dorsa with Lorsa 237

    I'm really excited about this project. I bought this watch because it looked interesting, not sure if it was repairable. Thankfully the movement was in good shape, despite missing a couple parts. I removed the last of the "gold" plating, polished the case, polished the crystal. I figured out how to Nickel plate the case (which turned out okay) from some sources online. Super happy with how it turned out! Before: After:
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    Watch of Today

    Most recent service from non running. Trafalgar instantime jump hour, different to the usual brick and unusually with date complication and with sweep seconds hand.
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    I have found a photo. Its the bottom one for you.
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    First jump hour service, wheel question.

    Collectible piece.
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    Welcome! You will enjoy this group. That is a nice Big-O Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    2e pocket watch maintenance...

    So guys, I started with my 2é pocket watch today. It's still working, so don't expect many problems. The only thing is a lose second hand. Every step I make I made pictures to help myself after the cleaning work. Parts are cleaning when I am making this post. Quick step forward... And some pictures made from the main spring to be sure... ;-) In a few days, I wil reassemble the watch. ;-)
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    2e pocket watch maintenance...

    That screw is to change the dept of the pallets against the escape wheel.
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    Considering it's a cylinder escapement, and has that hook instead of banking pins (which doesn't seem to be doing anything by the way, if moving it has no effect), that's a very acceptable result. Maybe try carrying it in a pocket all day, and see if you get serviceable results in use. Position, temperature, and how fully it is wound are all likely to significantly affect the accuracy. If that works out OK then I would leave well alone and be very pleased with that as a first job. By "compass" I'm guessing you mean the regulator. It will be worth your while learning about the correct (English) terminology for watch parts if you are going to use this forum effectively. By the way, what is that microscope on your bench?
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    Maybe I use the wrong words, I speek dutch normally.
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    Pallet moved in fork slot indications?

    If you have an advanced Witchi timer you can also look at the noises the escapement makes with a resolution of 20 ms. It will give you in that view also the amplitude for both sides of the balance wheel movemnts. If they differ more than 10 - 15 degrees you also have an indication for an issue with the depth of the palletstones. If you see a lot of jitter on the trace mode, also an indication of an issue with the pallet fork/stones. Most simple, take your microscope at 20 - 40 magnification and look at the interaction of the palletstones with the teeth of your escape wheel. Quite often it is very clearly visible if the depthing has shifted of the stones. br Ron
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    Canon pinion

    Soaking ends braking. Should routinely soak before stripdowns.
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    Canon pinion

    soak the part . mineral spirits , WD 40, something of that nature. It will loosen.
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    Watch of Today

    I can just imagine all the little springs in that one.
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    Possibly a Japanese movement - See here -> https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/le-gant-watches-what-have-you-got-4547435.html
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    My First Staking Set Advice

    Frankly, I think it would be better to buy a good second-hand staking set and a separate jewelling tool. You can't easily correct the endshake with something like that. A Horia with a micrometric screw would be much better.
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    My First Staking Set Advice

    I have heard of star they make a lot of watchmakers tools lathes being one, jeweling another That staking outfit looks good, the only thing I don't see with it is a balance staff removal tool. I nice new set so all should be in very good. You cant go wrong.
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    Watch tinkerer from the Netherlands

    Hi guys, My name is Melvin. I'm 36 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I've been tinkering with watches since 2014. I've finished the Timezone watch school course and currently, I'm trying to finish NoBSwatchmaker's courses. Not really a collector although I do have a couple of watches. My favorite watch at the moment is a Speedmaster 145.022 from 1984. I love Blues music, playing the guitar, baseball, and picking watches to pieces
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    Canon pinion

    If you can't grip it with pliers, you'll need a new one. The 620 has a sub-second so the canon pinion is closed at the top side.
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    Hi Melvin, Welcome.
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    My first! Omega 565 cal. Seamaster project

    Thank you, and sure... first I used cotton buds to very gently wipe dirt off the dial face. Then, for the metal hour markers at 12,3,6,9 a little simichrome was used with a cotton bud. I had to be super gentle through the process.
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    W£ell done just take your time and enjoy doing it
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    Hi Koen, Very nice Arie Kabaalstra aka Jan bench One day, I'll buy one as well though the Beco ones also look great. Good luck with the pocket watch!
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    Yes, the seconds are friction fitted and can be removed using a pair of hand levers or .80mm screwdrivers inserted into the small slots seen in the picture. Apply steady, upward pressure...not too much because the seconds disc may warp if you push up too hard. Slow and steady. Here a link to a jump hour overhaul I did a few years ago
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