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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

    Watch Repair Course

    Congratulations old bean.
  2. oldhippy

    Hi Everyone Noob here!

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Many members on here like to help out. Good clear photos help a lot.
  3. oldhippy

    Does this look correct?

    That sounds about right. What you are describing at first is how the warning starts, than its held up until the lever drops then the chime comes into play.
  4. oldhippy

    The movement collection is growing

    The second photo has a German wall clock, which is a German striking movement, which operates from springs, mistakenly called a Vienna, which it is not. Vienna regulator clocks are weight driven. A timepiece will have a single weight, strike two weights strike, chime three weights.
  5. oldhippy

    Addicted to mechanical watches

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

    Starting aNew Balance Staff

    You are growing in confidence in making new staffs. Nice photos so members can see what you do.
  7. oldhippy

    Does this look correct?

    As far as I remember. The fixed cam wheel on the inside locked, should be the same with the one on the outside. You have to get the right depth otherwise; the chime might trip and keep going.
  8. oldhippy

    Watches my new hobby possible addiction

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Nucejoe is keen to help.
  9. oldhippy

    Can somebody pls tell me...

    Chiming clocks in the 30's were made in there millions.
  10. oldhippy

    Can somebody pls tell me...

    0D0 also made movements with Gai Carillon chimes which is a very unusual chime.
  11. oldhippy

    Need some advice on cleaning solutions

    I always used L & R cleaner and rinse. My cleaning machine was next to my extractor fan, so caused no problems. I think all cleaners and rinse give off some sort of smell. The members on here that are repairing and cleaning movements today will be able to help you more then me. With me I'm talking what it was like back in the 70's & 80's.
  12. You might like to take a look at this link. http://oxfordpocketwatches.blogspot.com/2014/03/jw-benson-ludgate-1886-which-had.html
  13. oldhippy

    New, from Vermont U.S.

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. If you can post a photo of your P/W with the back removed. We will be able to help you with the stem.
  14. oldhippy

    New member from Bristol, UK

    Thank you Barnaby for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Many years ago there used to be a very good watch and clock martial suppliers in Bristol called Mahoney associates Bristol. I think it was Stapleton Road. It was back in the 70's and 80's bloody good too. It was a family Business.
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