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  1. feintaster tool .

    Well I have one and it is very useful and accurate the most useful function is the adjustable table for putting small parts on it makes measuring jewels easy, they can still be bought for around £350 new, so as long as its functioning £85.00 is a good price they usually fetch £150 to £200 its the sort of quality product you only need to buy once useful but not essential.
  2. Well the only things I can spot are the seconds hand is wrong, The dial is a very bad redial with seamaster spelt seamester, and the back has been put back on misaligned and the screw for the regulator is missing,
  3. Pennant lathe

    If all you want to do is practice then you would need a motor and belt tool rest, collets and graver, does it come with a draw bar ?
  4. Pennant lathe

    There are not many about so little is know about them and what accessories where available for them, I think they where a very simple small lathe for the cutting of staffs, and pivots etc and seemed to have been supplied with a simple flip over tool rest and tailstock and center, you should be able to get 8mm collets but there is no information on what type fit it, any manufacturer supplied accessories would be nigh on impossible to find for it. The following sight has the most information that can be found on the lathe: http://www.lathes.co.uk/pennant/index.html
  5. Yes oldhippy pointed out a retaining ring is needed I shall have to fashion a retainer from brass
  6. It requires a 90 degree turn to remove, this movement is a Sellita supplied sw1000-1 http://www.sellita.ch/images/stories/documents/SW1000_1_37_20150901.pdf cant you make something yourself to do the job ? Actually having looked at the data sheet you remove the rotor bridge and unscrew the screws from below to remove the rotor and bearing assembly do you really need to remove the rotor from the bearing ?
  7. What is wrong with this movement

    They often use names of companys that actually existed on the fake clocks coming from India and china this site explains how to spot the fake fusee clocks the serial used on most of these is 6472: http://www.horologica.co.uk/beware/dial6472.html
  8. Yes it is generally believed that the hand arrow mark punched with six dots is used by Couaillet Freres on their movements but the work of marking the backs of the clocks with punches was outsourced to home workers by the factory these workers would have also been marking clocks for other makers so may appear on clocks not made by them.
  9. The clock is stamped on the base Brevete S.G.D.G in a semi circle with the initials H.A this maker is listed in a carriage clock book I have as H.Acier who was operating in Paris in the 1860's to the 1890's not a prolific maker the movement of the clock is very nicely made its a quality clock a shame its a cylinder escapement.
  10. Thanks I thought it would be but its the first one piece case I have bought and looking at similar cases on the web it wasn't obvious how they should be held, I will order a new glass.
  11. I have been busy over the last few days with my latest Ebay purchase it's a Gorge case small carriage clock with platform cylinder escapement, it has no top glass in the case And has by the looks of things been like that for many years I have found only two service marks on the clock usually you find loads on a clock of this age, one was dated 1953, all the other glass is in good condition and the dial is not too bad, but there was an abundance of rust and dirt to be found every where . I have among other things re-bushed many of the pivot holes, drilled out the mainspring barrel arbor hole and fitted a brass bush it was so badly worn it almost touched the plate, cleaned the rust from the cylinder escapement, replaced a cracked bottom cap jewel on the balance, cleaned by hand the escape wheel pinion and teeth, cleaned out the cylinder, polished the pivots filed some down and burnished. it has been a real test of patience and I still have lots to do such as polish all the screws and blue( I have a new to me screw head polisher on the way ) replace the taper pins, polish and Lacquer the case. But it is running again and I'm pleased with the amplitude of the balance but it needs putting in beat I have not been able to do anything with the hairspring so it looks quite dull. I need to replace the glass at the top but don't know how it should be fixed in place. The inside top of the case is slightly tapered there are two screws under the handle these don't hold on the lugs into which the handles attach because these are part of the cast top, should there be a brass retainer ? is that what these screws are for. so the glass goes in then a retaining ring holds it in place if so this is missing and I shall have to make one, I know a lot of old carriage clock glass was fixed with plaster of Paris at the edges but would this be enough to secure a top glass ?
  12. Ebay flooded with Carriage clocks from China

    The mark on this clock is for Richard and Cie. Disregard that there is something funny happening with ebay links I have twice pressed the link and got a diffrent clock both times?
  13. What is wrong with this movement

    Like the other thread about Chinese carriages clocks, the Indians seem to specialise in fusee wall clocks and Ebay is full of them popular clocks faked by the Indians are R.A.F wall clocks and Railway clocks one of the big give aways with these clocks without having to see the movement is that they are hinged on the left hand side of the Bezel instead of the right.
  14. What is wrong with this movement

    Its Hindi for made in India
  15. The Lacquer is from cousins but there are many suppliers. it's made by Horolacq and comes in three shades clear, pale and medium the medium gives brass a golden tone not unlike ormolu in tone. I use it 1 part lacquer to 1 part meths, its a shellac based lacquer. I don't think its available in all countries and because its a solvent based product I don't think it can be shipped to America, but I did find a interesting article on how to make your own Lacquer which I may try soon: http://www.lungov.com/wagner/DIYBrassLensReLacqueringOldWay.html