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  1. Thanks all for your thoughts. As luck would have it, the cannon pinions and wheels were all there, I made up a new post for the cannon pinion, managed to file down the hand setting to make it the same size as the winding square. The watch goes like a train, gains 4 minutes a day, so I'm not complaining, also I found a new loop and made up the pusher for opening up the back. I know it wasn't really worth doing, I just did it because......
  2. I must be mad, I found one of those ladies silver fob watches in a draw earlier today, you know the sort of thing, there are hundreds of them around, you usually see them at most of the antique center's. Anyway I was board so I thought have a quick look, I found one, it's not be looked at for donkeys years. The bow and pusher was missing, the one you push to open the back so that you can wind the watch, and the the center post and hand settings square was missing, oh blast can I be doing with it, apart from the fact that it's probably 140 years old, I'm sure it will be worn out. I'm
  3. Would anyone have a ELMA Leak Controller that they would be interested in selling. I had one a couple of years ago, I was persuaded to to sell it, but wish I hadn't.
  4. Well never have I been so glad to find a broken watch in a draw, and it was a half decent watch. It was one that I had been using as a donor, so basically everything thing that was of any use had been removed. So click spring, rotor assembly, balance cock and wheel, winding wheel, screws, stem and crown, and to make matters worse when I took the cannon pinion off I broke the centre seconds wheel pivot when I was removing the cannon pinion. So the case isn't perfect but. It now runs and keeps time, so I'm happy that I found something to do. OK the strap probably isn't the bes
  5. Thanks all for your thoughts. I live in the UK, the repairs I do are the repairs that do are revived by post most days. That means that while I am doing repairs I am telling people that we are open, the public then goes out to make a special journey to the post office and then has contact with the people at the post office and any one else who happened to be in the area at the the time. I then have to go to the post office to collect the mail and talk to every one at the post office, I then have to go into the shop to do the repairs were there is no social distancing as the
  6. I'm self employed like a number of people in the watch repair trade. I work in a shop, which I have to drive to. Stupid question, if I don't interact with anyone is it safe to go out, or am I supposed to stay at home. The other people at the shop will be going in.
  7. Hoping that you can help, I wouldn't normally bother but it's one of my own , and it's quiet . Cheers. Tony.
  8. Morning all, I have a ingersol wristwatch, I'm fixing up a strap loop at the moment as mine was missing. I'm hoping that someone out there will be able to help me get a balance wheel for mine, as the hair spring is broken, yes I've looked online , Ebay etc. Thanks . Tony.
  9. Thanks all for your comments. Yes it's a German striking clock, count wheel, there was so much wrong with it, as with replacing the spring, bent teeth, the hole for the pin to keep the minute hand on was missing, so I had to drill that out then sort the hands out. I did find out who made the clock, I will see if I can find it again. I think I've got another picture of the door as I'm progressing.
  10. Did I read that correctly, omega said that they wouldn't service it because you didn't have any original paperwork. As for the case refer, there is loads of people all over the world doing it. As for it as it stands, I had one in a similar condition, I cleaned it serviced it gave the case a polish and its looking good, no original paperwork needed...
  11. I picked up a very very cheap German striking clock the other day, well I thought it was cheap. The movement has been a pig from start to finish, still not happy with it, I couldn't get a mainspring strength wise to what I wanted, as in the modern springs in the equivalent thickness are so much stronger. I've had to take the case basically to pieces, just to put it back together. The clock is circa 1900, so the case had 100 years of dirt and old varnish on, and I mean really dirty, I'm thinking it's been in a smokers house. I have used a combination of methalated spirit's,
  12. I just wondered if anyone has one of these rubbishy old sekonda watches lying around any where, or if you have seen one. The dial and hands have seen better days. Yes it is a Sekonda. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks all.
  13. Just for a bit of fun , guess what this one went for.....
  14. I'm not sure what the ubove post is referring to but. I've just come across a 1970s /1930s fake/ replica omega wristwatch. It's in good order, tv shape nice running movement. I'm exited about putting it on Ebay, I will try and take a picture for you all. We will see , purly out of interest to see what it makes, and who buys it.
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