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  1. This is a sub second. And to update, after staying up till about 1 o’clock this morning working on it, the watch is running better but still not perfect. Still the occasional stop but so far this morning it’s been running since 6:00am. Still not sure why. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I went ahead and tightened the canon pinion slightly to ensure a good snug fit over the arbor. I’ll let it run for awhile now and see what that gets me. If that doesn’t slip, the only other possibility would be hand slippage I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. And yes that makes more sense....1 hour Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ok....I knew I was off somewhere....ugggh....well during all that I removed the canon pinion, shot it across the room, crawled around, swept the floor with both broom and magnet, found canon pinion, demagnetized canon pinion, screwed my head back on straight, and now ready to proceed forward ....lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Wait a minute, Center arbor drives canon pinion, canon pinion drives minute wheel, minute wheel drives hour wheel, therefore canon pinion should rotate one revolution per minute..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. No that’s not correct..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. For some reason I’m not processing this well. It’s been a long day. Correct me if I’m wrong. The canon pinion should make one revolution per minute, correct? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Ok so here is another video I just shot so that I could confirm that the drive train is operating properly and the there was transfer through all components which there is. Correct me if I’m wrong but this would as Oldhippy suggested, point me towards the canon pinion. I’m going to flip the movement over and shoot another video to see if I can confirm whether or not I have any slippage there..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve pulled the movement from the case and am going to see what I can come up with this evening. I’ll keep you all up to date. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Ok I just noticed something I hadn’t before. When it would stop, I would pull the lever and reset the hands. Just a few minutes ago it had stopped again and I watched it for awhile to see if it might start on its own which it didn’t. So this time I pulled the lever and then pushed it right back in without setting it. As soon as I pushed the lever in the minute hand began to move again. So that lever is definitely part of the issue but I’m not sure why exactly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The balance appears fine....incredibly smooth and never stops or slows Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. And here is another one in slow motion..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Here is a video I just shot of it running.... (if you wat h you might turn down your volume unless you want to listen to MasterChef....sorry about that) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hands are definitely clear. I suppose could try another full tear down and clean....hmmm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. This is a link to my original posting for this project.... How to open an old Elgin pocket watch? https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=57773&share_tid=4261&url=https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/index.php?/topic/4261-How-to-open-an-old-Elgin-pocket-watch%3F&share_type=t Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I had completely tore into it about a year and a half ago, cleaned everything and reassembled. Prior to that, it hadn’t run in over 50 years. After reassembling that time, I thought I had everything operating properly. Put the project aside while I waited for a new crystal to arrive. After a month or so, i sat down to place the crystal and found that one to shallow to clear the pinion. So I ordered a second crystal. Went to install it when it arrived and broke it....lol. Ordered a 3rd crystal a few months ago and before attempting to install it, I noticed that while the second hand was moving, the minute hands was not. So I disassembled it a second time, cleaned everything, and reassembled. Still the second hand would run but not the minute hand. At the time, I had noticed that the lever on the side that you pull to set the time, felt a little loose. I opened it back up and noticed that when I would pull the lever, the screw holding it would back up ever so slightly with each pull. I tightened the screw back down and reassembled. Again set the watch, pushed the lever back in, and now the minute hand runs for a bout 10 minutes and then stops, while the second hand continues without issue. It is a family heirloom that I need to finish so that I can finally get it returned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. This is a project I started a couple of years ago and need to finish it once and for all. The second hand runs fine but the minute hand seems to stop after about 10 minutes. I thought maybe it had to do with the lever not sitting problem and have tried tightening it down but still can’t seem to resolve. I am continuously having to reset the watch after every ten minutes that it runs and then stops. Any suggestions? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Geo I actually found the problem. The lever that pulls out to set the watch actually had a loose screw and so it wasn't actuation the way it should. Tightened it down and now she is working ok. Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  19. Geo everything appears fine unless I misunderstand the function. The center wheel turns the Canon correct? Is it possible this is not happening because it fits too loose? Does there need to be a crimp or anything to hold it? Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  20. I'll take a look. Was hoping to have an idea before I broke her down again. Thanks Geo that gives me some direction. I'll let you know what I find. Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  21. Well I know this is a very old thread but I'm going to finally attempt to finish this this weekend. I believe I have found a crystal but before putting it in I'm having some issues. While the second hand is moving and appears to be operating as it should, the minute hand is not moving. Also, with the lever pushed in, the crown will still turn the hands while winding. What could be causing these issues??? Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  22. I have one similar from a Fossil that is still sitting in pieces...can't tell where anything goes once it was apart....lol Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  23. OK I know it has been awhile but I have an update with a question. I have received another crystal that I am going to try and fit today. I pulled the watch out the other day to remeasure, gave it a wind, and the second-hand get running right away. However, I noticed two things one which seems very unusual. When winding the watch, the minute and second hands turn. That seems strange. When pulling the lever to set the hands, that seems to work properly except once I have it set and push the lever back in, the second-hand ticks but the hour and minute hands do not move. Hope this makes sense. I was really hoping to have this one finished today finally but it looks like I am having bigger issues which are going to require a strip down again. Any advice would be appreciated.
  24. Just picked this beauty up off the bay. Much better condition than I originally bought. Definitely needs services. Can anyone tell me anything about Tempus? Can't seem to find ANYTHING on them. Beautiful timepiece though! Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  25. Well I have one on the way. Hope a 7 works. Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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