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Geo last won the day on August 30 2017

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    All things mechanical, especially watches, clocks, aircraft, motorcycles and cars. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Sussinct and accurate information from Marc and John as usual.
  2. Were the images you included in the post on fitting a stem hosted on a site and no longer exist?

    I was reading the 'sticky' thread and noticed that I only have the small generic placeholders for each image that you had originally inserted.  I just hoped to see the images for extra clarity in your writeup.



    1. Geo


      Hello George, I have no idea what has happened my photos.  I have nothing to do with running the forum these days, and I'm seldom on it.

      Best wishes,


  3. Geo

    Etachron adjustment

    Best I can find, it may help.
  4. Geo

    Etachron adjustment

    Have a read of this. https://www.timekeeperforum.com/forum/threads/adjustment-and-regulation.21105/
  5. The cannon pinion should be slightly tight on the centre pinion to allow slippage when setting the hands, but tight enough to allow the hands to be driven by the pinion. Have a read of this thread it may help you.
  6. Geo

    Hello from speedy88 in Germany!

    Great introduction Peter, welcome aboard!
  7. Geo

    Hello from Quebec, Canada

    A warm welcome to the forum A'mind, and thanks for a pleasant and informative introduction. The pocket watch you have inherited is a very high grade timepiece and is truly magnificent! Please don't even think about taking it apart until you have gained all the skills required, it is way too valuable to risk damaging it. Could yo please post a picture of the dial side please?
  8. On close inspection, it looks like the brass cover and the nut have been made as replacements. The cover, appears to have been split with a hacksaw given that there are what appears to be linear scratching in the slot, and the depth (too shallow) and finish of the the threads do not look right for a machine made by Boley.
  9. Why not split the one you have and compress it slightly if you want to go that way?
  10. No JD, I've not had the need to. You may have to have them specially made to ensure the threads are correct and fit perfectly.
  11. JD, you require two thin nuts, one adjusts the end play of the shaft and the other is tightened against the adjuster nut to lock it. You will require two "C" spanners to me the adjustment. The nuts should look like these :-
  12. It sounds like a cannon pinion issue. Has it been snapped back in place properly? If it has, it could be needing tightened.
  13. Wis, I think it may be an Electa movement. Check this out. http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/gallet-electa.php
  14. Geo

    Help with OMEGA

    OH, I think he means where can data sheets for all types be found.