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  1. Was repairing a Waltham S0 pocket watch and it would all of the sudden stop. Cleaned and reassembled and thought I had it solved. Great amplitude but “screech” it stopped. After looking at us with a stereo microscope, turned out the the Pallet Fort darr was rubbing against the roller table rim. Odd problem but fixed it.
  2. I was working this 18S Pocket Watch and thought I had it fixed. Ran it for two days and all seemed well. Then I decided to look at the movement, I saw a very poor 30deg amplitude. So I thought it might the rubbing of the side of the hour wheel on the hole of the face. So, I removed the face and made the hole slightly bigger and that did not fix the problem. I took a closer look at the balance and saw the three of the hairspring turns were stuck together. I than demagnetize the watch and carefully separated the three turns. I started to run a lot better. That was part of the problem. The other
  3. Hey, that is an excellent tip, i will try. There are 3 openings so all three arms need to go in at the same time. getting out my knife right now:) Will need to find a small round burr.
  4. Here is the story folks. I was repairing a vintage ladies wristwatch and also making a video for my youtube channel. I did all the cleaning and was tackling the lower cap jewel. As i was removing the shock spring, I warned that they could easily fly out and be lost if you don't use a toothpick or some rodico and "PING"; it happened. So i looked for 30 min and nothing. Then went to all my scrap movements and everything was too big. I then purchased 50 various shock springs from CousinsUK.com and only 1 of all the springs was small enough. The one I selected has three arms that would fall into
  5. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201007/450db96f34f26fa9d434e392f9f6be27.jpg This is the one to buy: Vallorbe, please stop looking for othershttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201007/148a198dc7cdcf0572ed5a044b4145ba.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201007/a8e4e298d49f2b706450ffa14c3671e5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201007/7dd42cfb446857ea68557a24213f569b.jpg
  6. Use to do both. I use the more coarse one to bring the pivot close to size and the more fine one to complete the pivot as was noted by the other comment. Watch this video of mine. I used the double sided burnisher. Making a Complete Pocket Watch Balance Staff - Video Mirrored, Sorry Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Punching spring barrels Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Use JBWeld Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Making a Watchmakers Lathe Belt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. You should make a leather lathe belt and rid of those crappy plastic type belts. Here is the video I mans in doing this: Making a Watchmakers Lathe Belt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Works well if you use a Countershaft Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Beautiful dial. How are these made? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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