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jdrichard

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  1. I read the story, very very interesting. I would be very cool if that was his pocket watch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I have this vintage Elgin pocket watch that I repaired and from it’s serial number 805552, it was made in 1880. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. It is generally regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp, and temporary policeman Doc Holliday on the other side. At the gunfight the boys were wearing pocket watches as shown below. So, would anyone know what pocket watches were worn by the good guys.? This is the Elgin I have from 1880, and now runs really strong and accurate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. The center wheel looks like it is solid gold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Oops Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  6. Bought a watch pressure tester and was wondering what the valve like thing is on the back? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Just got this in the mail. Needs a new mainspring. Center wheel is gold!!! Plated ?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. End result Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Around25 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Very very sorry OH. Stay strong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Hey thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Thank you. I liked the way the crystal turned out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Did a lot of work this weekend on a Citizen Eco Drive. Needed a new battery and a new bezel. It looked very worn out. Here are some shots. The double bezel needed replacement and I did a lot of work to recover the crystal. I also got all the scratches off the case with a drumel tool. The end result was amazing. Basically a new watch. When I pushed on the second bezel ring, it would not turn. I put it in my case opener to grab the bezel and then grabbed the movement and forced to rotate. The wire inside the bezel fell into the slot and the bezel now works great. I also made a video on YouTube of some of the action. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I would sludge hammer the watch or spent the equivalent of 1000 hours trying to fix it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Probably since 1890:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. Was repairing a bulova diver from the 60ies I think and the rotor was loose and the watch wouldn’t run. I decided to disassemble it a bit. I removed the second plate and when I flipped it over I found that there were two screws loose on a sub-plate the pushes up on the arbor / pivot that the rotor center hole slides over. Once I tightened the two screws the arbor pushed up. I reassembled the watch and it worked perfectly. Tomorrow I clean and polish the case as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  18. Sounds like a good trick Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  19. I made a pusher on a lathe for a friend. Not a TAG however. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. I use the original to make the new. Have made a video on this on YouTube. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. What does this thing do Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. I have actually improved the process by using a 600 grit sanding barrel. No lines. Then finish off with this stuff....works great on glass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. I get it in sideways entry and then use a screwdriver to Wedge in the last part; given that it is very tight around the arbour. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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