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    Cleaning Balance Cock With Hair Spring

    Big thanks, I did not know that. I would have dunked the complete balance and all in lighter fluid along time ago. I was Afraid of loosening the jewels. Darn. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Cleaning Balance Cock With Hair Spring

    Can you put a balance with impulse jewel shellacked in the roller table into lighter fluid without the shellac desolating?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    What are these tools used for?

    Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I just purchased a set of tools and think they are for Hairspring work but not sure specifically what for. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180812/142bff319e529d0bad8778e2b13e50f8.png[/img] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Watchmaker collets, Maintenance.

    You can also buy an 8mm die (tap and die) and run it along the threads to clean and straighten things out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Watchmaker collets, Maintenance.

    I have used the edge of a screwdriver very carefully on the threads, where there is lots of dirt and a fake metal cleaning pad does not work. Lots of oil though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    New Swiss? Pocket Watch

    Out on business, will get back in a few weeks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Just picked this up and looks like it needs a cleaning and a new mainspring. Any idea what brand and vintage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. That is Deep Math OH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Perhaps when you pressed in the hour hand, you somehow pressed the face closer and grounded out the hour wheel against the face. Also, you may have pressed the minute hand in such a way that it is scraping against the hour hand Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I found a cracked cap jewel for the escapement and needed to replace with another jewel. Problem I seem to always have is opening up the setting enough to place in the new jewel and then carefully closing it. Seemed to sort of work this time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    How to replace a crown

    I also agree. Try unscrewing the sleeve from the stem. Them measure the crown stem diameter to determine her TAP size. I have a billion crowns....sorry I don't live next door. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Dial cleaning

    I tried this year's ago and lost the markings Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Watch disaster.

    I have had the same problem and it takes so so much patience to get a vintage hairspring working again. I don't like hairspring work, would rather make parts on a lathe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Making a New Balance Staff

    Making a friction fit balance staff on a lathe is very tricky. As I was cutting a staff for a waltham, i took a little too much material off and the staff was not fitting completely snug. So, i decided to leave a little lip so i could river it on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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