jdrichard

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  1. Making a New Balance Staff

    If in the end, this staff is too long, i can perhaps adjust the lower pivot or simply start over again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Making a New Balance Staff

    Started cutting the bottom half of the staffSized it against the original staffGraved it down to about 0.2 mm and then filed it down to size with a stone and oilI then burnished itThen i fitted the roller table to make sure the staff was the right size.I then fitted the staf on its own in the movement to make sure the length was right and the 0.12 staff pivots fit into the upper and lower jewel. It was a little long so I mounted the staff in the lathe and tool a little off the top pivot.I compared the two staffsI Then fit on the staff loosely and assembled the unit as a final check prior to staking on the staff.All done for now. Tomorrow I stake on the staff and roller table and test again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Making a New Balance Staff

    Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Making a New Balance Staff

    Sorry about that. Started off with the intent of just saying stuff and then got specific Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. I am making a new balance staff for an 18S Waltham. I think the balance is friction fit, however, my first cut 1.45mm was a bit too much and the balance fits but is not tight enough. I decided to leave a little lip so I can rivet it on as well (let's see how that goes:). I then cut the hairspring part at 0.9mm and the pivot at 0.12mm; cut down to 0.2 and then reduced using a stone. I had to move the Steel Rod out as I had worked my way in too far with a failed first cut on the balance part. I then cut the roller table side and angled the largest diameter. Tonight I cut the lower pivot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Minute hand problems....

    Crap, you are correct. It's the gear over the pinion that holds the hour hand...I should know this:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Minute hand problems....

    The cannon pinion is holding the hour hand Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  8. Paid 60 bucks for it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I think you ate correct and the seller is not quite honest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. So what would the date be and is this a good watch? Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  11. What looks like a dinosaur?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Small Dog on the top Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. I think the small square with 0.800 is the silver content Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  14. The seller was the one who said Georgian French!! It does have a fish symbol on the case...whatever that means. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  15. Minute hand problems....

    Cannon pinion tight enough Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro