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About oldhippy

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  • Birthday 08/27/1954

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    Mid - Devon
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    Genealogy, History, Austria, Chess, Philately Queen Victoria and Austria. Music Pink Floyd,Captain Beefheart,Neil Young and many more. Favorite clock antique Longcase Clocks and antique French Carriage Clocks. Worse clock and watch anything with a battery.

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  1. oldhippy

    Beginner: How do I get these off?

    Car trim levers. Way too big for the job.
  2. oldhippy

    Is this the wrong spring??

    Here is everything you need about As 1700 its in PDF so you will need a program. I use Acrobat Reader 3903_AS 1700, 1701_Smaller.pdf
  3. oldhippy

    New member

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  4. oldhippy

    Hey all, I'm exited to join this forum

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  5. oldhippy

    AS 1194 Accuracy

    There seems to be some confusion about oiling a watch escapement. Use the finest oiler The pallet stones are to be oiled. Never oil the pallet pivots and never oil the pallet fork. Oil the escape wheel pivots. Oil the balance pivots You do not need to oil the teeth of the escape wheel, the oil on the pallet stones will do this by the rotation of the escape wheel and its coming into contact with the pallet stones.
  6. oldhippy

    AS 1194 Accuracy

    Never oil the pallet fork.
  7. oldhippy

    AS 1194 Accuracy

    Because the pallets hardly move from side to side oiling the pallets can and will create drag, which will cause the movement to be erratic in its timekeeping.
  8. oldhippy

    New to watches

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Are you sure you have enough hours in a day.
  9. oldhippy

    Greetings from South Wales

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Good tools such as screwdrivers and tweezers make it easier to work with.
  10. oldhippy

    Interchangeable ETA parts

    I think it is telling you the pallets are not interchangeable.
  11. oldhippy

    AS 1194 Accuracy

    Did you demagnetise the movement and the tools you used on it? I would check the h/spring for dirt, could be a tiny hair on it. When oiling the pallets stones only the tiniest amount and never oil the pallet pivots.
  12. oldhippy

    Seth Thomas Mantle clock problem

    As you moved it are you, sure it is in beat that is the most likely cause. The photos are not too clear for my eyes. On the strike side, the hole that the red arrow is pointing at is very worn I can tell by how far the pivot has dropped in the circle. These clocks have powerful springs, but the brass and steel is quite soft and prone to wear.
  13. Just look at this. Marriage its more like a divorce. See how the dial has been butchered in the centre to accommodate the centre wheel, which the hands are attached. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Oak-Longcase-Clock-By-George-Hewett-Of-Marlborough/254082227069?hash=item3b287b1b7d:g:x-UAAOSwfgNcQzoI
  14. oldhippy

    Revisiting an old hobby

    The mechanical Europa 30 hour. These are easy to repair. When it comes to re-bushing, you can buy the bushings from a supplier, they just tap out and with a staking tool, tap the new one in. Clean it in a watch cleaning machine
  15. oldhippy

    Watch cases

    At the top of this forum click on Resources click on tools and suppliers and you need UK you will find a list of suppliers, do a search on each of their sites. You could look on ebay, There are always watch cases for sale.