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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
  2. 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
  3. That is Deep Math OH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. 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
  5. 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
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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
  9. 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
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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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    Making a New Balance Staff

    Finishing the staff and riveting on the balanceUsing the Jacot, trimmed a pivot down and burnished themLower pivot was still to wide so put it back in the lathe to stone it down to size.Aligned the Hairspring and punched it on.It was complete and completed the install. Watch is currently running down with the new balance. Will completely disassemble and clean and oil and reassemble. DONE:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. They are the best Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    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.
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    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
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    Making a New Balance Staff

    Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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
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    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
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    Minute hand problems....

    The cannon pinion is holding the hour hand Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  19. I just picked this up and the owner said it is a Georgian Era French Pocket Watch. Need help identifying the age and maker if possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  20. Paid 60 bucks for it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  21. I think you ate correct and the seller is not quite honest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  22. So what would the date be and is this a good watch? Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
  23. What looks like a dinosaur?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. Small Dog on the top Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  25. I think the small square with 0.800 is the silver content Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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