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    Shaving a Jewel

    I fit a jewel into a plate. It is a Seitz 30/200 (.3mm hole and 2mm diameter). The problem I have is that the jewel is too thick and I think touches the pinion on the third wheel where it’s installed. Is there a way of shaving material off a seitz jewel? Perhaps on a lathe with 2000 grit sandpaper or a burnishing file. Don’t know???? Help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Here is a quick video I made with technique to reduce the thickness of a Seitz 30/200 jewel to fit into the 3rd upper jewel hole on an Elgin pocket watch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Shaving a Jewel

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    Shaving a Jewel

    Turns out if you use a 2000 grit diamond plate, the one I use for sharpening gravers, and you hold the jewel with a short at toothpick that will not go through the hole, you can thin out the jewel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Adjusting a full plate.

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    Advice on winders please

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    Tool Identification and Use

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  8. Ok, I have this tool and found a photo of it on a book. Still don't know what it is used for. HELP! Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  9. I thought I was a nerd:) good math. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool Identification and Use

    Found 11 th edition of the book for 10 bucks and 10 bucks shipping . Purchased, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool Identification and Use

    PS: I don’t have the thimble:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Tool Identification and Use

    Thanks very much. This tool is in excellent condition and I was really curious whit I could use it for. Any pages from your book that would be useful? I will also hunt on eBay for the reference book. Again, thanks from Canada. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Check out 3/4 down the timeline Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  15. I made a video on YouTube showing how...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. I usually put these in by hand very carefully. Takes some time but works. Light oil on it first. I also take it out of the donut it comes in and wind it up in a real mainspring winder...and I have three different brands.Take it out and carefully wind it back in by hand my friend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  17. Did you make the balance staff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Advice on winders please

    So I had a quick look and with a lathe and some blue steel rods at about 1mm, it is possible to replace the stud on a spring winder.I think you just punch out the old one and then grave the small piece of 1mm blues steel down to size with i minor 3 deg taper, then tap it into the opening. Easy Peasy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Advice on winders please

    Very funny. I’ll prepare a video on how to replace the hooks on mainspring winders....if enough people want this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Purchasing a Single Jewel

    I agree totally. Where are all those Seitz jewels NOS Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  21. I am repairing an old Elgin Pocket Watch and need to replace the 3rd wheel jewel. I have removed the old jewel and it measures .28 by 2.0mm. It is burnished in, and i have all the right tools to replace it in the plate. I need to know the best place to purchase a single jewel and not loose an arm and leg. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    New Hamilton GMT Traveller 2

    Love it, classic looking Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. Got my new Hamilton GMT Traveller 2. Beautiful watch with an ETA 2893-2 Movement. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Purchasing a Single Jewel

    Here is the Plate and jewel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. Search width (strength), height (fit in barrel), length and/or barrel diameter; on Cousinsuk Web page. Make sure you have the right barrel hook end or you will need to modify it...which I have done several times. Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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