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jdrichard

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  1. Just grab the impulse jewel carefully with tweezers and see if it moves at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I had the same problem on a pocket watch. Turned out to be a loose impulse jewel. Re-shellaced it and all was good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. I have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Hey, thanks for referring my video:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Here you go Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Still scarred. I used to use this stuff to clean my guns when I was in the army. No gloves either, naphtha bath they called it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. A toothpick could bend the pivot. Pith Wood is the best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Didn’t think last lighter fluid had oils, perfumes and other additives. I do have a large container of naphtha...just afraid of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I usually clean vintage watch parts in lighter fluid with an art brush. Then I finish it off by tapping the pivot ends with pith wood. Never had an issue. I did look up the method in the web and it would be ok if you didn’t use the lighter fluid at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Agree. Will re-stake with staking set. The JB Weld “chemical” solution will also add weight to the balance: may be indiscernible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. A Marc Response Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. R.I.P. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. And it was so good!!! If I don’t have enough material to rivet it on, I could use a dab of JB Weld, carefully applied using my new Stereo Microscope. Here is a picture of the eye of a lady bug, just to show you how close it gets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. That is crazy good amplitude. You could add a bit of weight to the balance and see if you can still regulate it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I was reassembling the hairspring and the balance cock on PW I was working on and I noticed that the balance popped off the staff. Ahhhhh! I made the staff of course but obviously did not stake it on well enough. I friction fit it but will now have to see if there is enough material left to form a rivet. Ahhhhhh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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