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  1. Hello

    Little late to the greeting, but Hello and Welcome!
  2. Hello

    Hello! Yeah, dive in! Just make sure that the first watches you work on aren't ones you care about
  3. Newbie from South Yorkshire

    Hiya! Have fun!
  4. Hello

    Hello! There are workshops held by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, such as "Luxury or Lie" that is designed to teach you how to spot fakes. These, unfortunately, are only help in the US. Great excuse to visit, though!
  5. Hello

    Greetings and Salutations! Yes, photos and descriptions would be great. Any info you want to share would surely be appreciated!
  6. Hi! I'm familiar with the adjustingvintagewatches website, but I should have a look again. The balance was cleaned in my ultrasonic cleaner, and again in one-dip. Pivots are shiny, but there could still be gunk. Dial up and dial down were about the same, about the variation I get when I restart my 1000 timegrapher. I've also heard of people charging a piece of pegwood with diamond polish and poking and turning the pegwood on the pivot. I have a jacot tool, though, so I think I'll try that once the balance is disassembled. Was hoping to do that yesterday, but I got sidetracked by a plumbing emergency :-) Maybe today. Thanks!
  7. Introduction

    Greetings! Do you have a preferred type of pocket watch? American? Inquiring minds want to know!
  8. Welcome! I think you have enough great book suggestions to keep you busy for a while, I won't add any more
  9. Hello from NY

    Hello and welcome!
  10. Thanks! I think for the purposes of this thread that trying to reduce the the drop is worthwhile, and I like your idea about dry vs. oiled balance pivots. I'm fairly confident in my oiling, but I've never tried this so you've sparked my curiosity. I'm using 9010, and putting a drop on the cap jewel so that it covers ~ a third to a half of the jewel. One interesting thing I noticed with these cap jewels, they have a step on the pivot side, so that the center is raised with respect to the outer edge. I'm not sure if I can get a picture, but I might try because I haven't seen this before. Since the watch is already apart again, my next step is going to be trying to get a good view of the pivots. Once I do that, I think this is the perfect opportunity to try out my Jacot tool, but since this is my first attempt, it might take me a while to get it together. Onward!
  11. I finally had a chance to get back to this watch, and I decided to peg the balance hole jewels and see if that helped. So, I worked out a way to hold the hole jewels with a bit of rodico and got some nice sharp pegwood in the holes. Here's how it's running now. Dial up - Big difference! There must have been crud in those holes, amplitude is up quite a bit. Crown down - Drat. Still a big drop in amplitude. Crown up- Oh well. Amplitude is better in all of the positions, but the drop from dial up to the crown up/down positions is just as drastic. Worth making a note about pegging the hole jewels, though. I'm not going to skip that again. While I had the balance jewels off, I took a look at the pivots with a 10X loupe. It looked to me like they were a bit mushroomed at the end, but I'm not sure. Balance is coming off again, I'm going to take a closer look at the pivots. Have to do that to correct the beat error on this one anyway.
  12. Hi all

    Greetings & Salutations! Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  13. Real antimagnetic watch

    No wonder you want shielding!
  14. My Basic Watch Repair Tools

    I think jeweling tool is next for me. I already have the Jacot, don't know why I bought that first, except that a very nice one (with a bow!) came up at a good price.
  15. The assortment of hairspring fixing pins should give you what you want. They are used to attach the collet as well as the stud. I have some that I've acquired from various sources, but I think the next time I don't have what I need I'm going to follow @Marc's instructions and make my own.