Folkvisor

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  1. I'm assuming the high E string. They're cheap. Buy one and go into the click spring business.
  2. Just an observation buying pre-owned watches on-line from legit sources. You can buy a luxury pre-owned watch that is still under warranty for about 2/3 the 'new' price. Often these watches were bought mere months before they were returned.
  3. It's a nice looking watch.
  4. I'm currently working on a Waltham Hunter which someone has flooded with something that looks like some kind of all-purpose household oil. The watch needs a new mainspring so I'm waiting for it to arrive before I clean and lube the watch. I am wondering if I can use the same oils/grease as a 6497 as I have experience with that type. Any advice would be helpful...
  5. What watch do you have on the timer? Just curious. I've bought watches on line but only from a known reputable bricks and mortar store. I don't think I'd buy a watch on line otherwise.
  6. I'll check that as soon as I'm back. Thank you
  7. I'm thinking that it's the pin on the 'warning' wheel that needs to be advanced a bit.
  8. OK, thank you. I won't be able to do that for a couple of weeks as I'm away. I will as soon as I can.
  9. Sometimes the clock chimes more than it should, ie it doesn't shut off. is there an easy fix for this? Hopefully, it doesn't need to be dismantled...
  10. Will do. It's called a hammer for orchestral bells too. The hour chime is a very nice full sound but that hammer seems to hit the chime then immediately drop away. Between the bell hammer and pendulum length adjustments It keeps me busy. A work in progress. Thank you for your advice.
  11. The bell doesn't ring very well because the beater dampens the bell when hitting it. Is there a way to remedy this?
  12. I'll tell you tomorrow. I should know that but I'm not sure exactly. I'll find out.
  13. I'm presently trying to get the clock to slow up a bit. Just experimenting with pendulum length... I'll probably slow it down too much, speed it up too much, slow it down...
  14. It's a recoil escapement.
  15. I disassembled the watch. It so happens that the photo I posted on June 15th shows the hole that is the access to the click. It has a small cleat on it that allows it to be moved away from the cogs in order to wind down the watch. I took off the balance bridge and found that there was no pressure on the pallet fork so I dismantled the thing. But, there is a bonus! The pallet fork safety has an S-shaped safety that matches another Waltham I was working on. I thought this was because it was bent but it is supposed to be that way. So, now it may be possible for me to repair the other watch. It just needs a hairspring and that may be possible to replace. Live and learn... Dave