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  1. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  2. That is the silent/strike lever. It only strikes on the hour. The minute wheel only has a single pin.
  3. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  4. It all depends what you intend to make on a lathe, I can tell you after you start and learn the ropes, you will want to progress in machining more complicated parts. Just make sure accessories are available, they will also set you back a good sum of money.
  5. No motor for this type of clock. All basic Chime and strike movements. No real value, there are millions of these types of clocks about.
  6. The so called glass has turned a yellow sort of colour, its plastic, it does this due to age. I can assure you, you will not glow in the dark.
  7. We need the I D of the movement. If you don't know it, take photos of the complete movement back plate, remove hands and dial, a good clear photo of the keyless work will help us.
  8. I've never ever seen one until now. How old is that thing?
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  10. You should hold the barrel in one hand, the other on the teeth and turn it back to open.
  11. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum.
  12. Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Lovely country Norway.
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  14. I have heard of that cleaner, but never used it, it does a good job. Those lines have about 200 lb breaking strain if it fits in the barrel grooves and is a good fit, the other thing I like about that type of line is at the barrel end after making a knot you can heat the vinyl and it will mold so the knot will never slip or come undone. Those old wire lines unravel and mark the brass work, I always replaced them. One last thing does that cleaner give of a pong?
  15. Looks very good. What type of cleaning did you use? Nice to see the clean screws and blued as some should be. I not sure on the type of line you used? More likely its my eyesight.
  16. I always used Ronsonol lighter fluid, you can leave parts in it for days, providing you have a small container with an air tight lid as it evaporates very quick. No parts that have shellac will be harmed in any way.
  17. You are only drilling out the broken bar not the hole, using a smaller drill if careful will not affect the hole so the angle doesn't come into play. I have in the past done many of these and always had a good result.
  18. I would say at some time that watch has been dropped onto something hard or its taken one hell of a knock.
  19. You need to detach the balance from the bridge to see exactly how bad the hairspring is, when it is still attached looks can be deceiving. The other thing I have spotted is someone has put two nicks on the bottom plate where the balance bridge sits and screwed down, this will affect the end shake to the balance and also the angle of the balance bridge.
  20. No you have two weak springs instead of one strong one. Like many Russian watch of that period it was a gimmick. I have repaired some that are day/date, on the dial it says something like 30 jewel movement, remove the dial and you have a plate with jewels pressed in and there just for show, they do nothing.
  21. I would be careful with that, you do not know how such stuff when in contact with the hairspring it might cause damage
  22. When using a reamer always take your time and just a few turns and then test. That is the easiest way to go about such a task, If you do not have the type of tools to measure, then keep testing for size.
  23. Good for you if they help you in a repair.
  24. Normally press fitted, but very old watches can be held in with shellac, I have seen many pocket watches with it.
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