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oldhippy last won the day on March 26

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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. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  2. Five sided cutting broches are the best for clocks. These are very good. https://www.eternaltools.com/clockmakers-cutting-broaches-set
  3. If the broach starts to bind in the hole a little oil will help. For your first attempt you have done well. I’m not too sure of the bush you have chosen the hole has very little depth to the pivot and plate. This is why I always made my own. Here are two sorts of bushes that I recommend. Bergeon and KWM I wouldn’t use them. Bergeon clock brooches cutting and smoothing are one of the best, I don’t think they cover the sizes you would need for Longcase (grandfather) clocks I might be wrong. There is another type of bushing when you have experience, that is called invisible, that is when you can’t see that the clock has been bushed. https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/mantel-clock-general https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/english-clock-bushes
  4. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  5. The most popular cause for a watch to stop is dirt. Before we tell you how to go about checking the movement, we need to see the watch, so could you post a photo of the front, back and side of the watch please. That way we can advise you on how to get to the movement. We like new members to post an introduction about yourself. Take care.
  6. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  7. I didn't win that clock it went for £1,160.00. A thousand was enough for me, I wasn't prepared to go higher.
  8. These type of wall clocks normally have a 8 day movement, its a strike and as you say German. As it was a bin job, around £50 to £75 should be about right.
  9. This is a new one on me. How old is it?
  10. That doesn't look right to me. Looks very amateurish, could it be a fake case?
  11. If the links are dead I can always upload them. Just ask.
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