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  1. Rogart Yes reference 2 is what I have. The question would be where can I buy them. I don't care about the size I'll just buy all three then figure it out. Thanks, Tom
  2. Thanks clock boy They don't list a " flector ". Can I use a different style in its place maybe ? Tom
  3. Hi I'm fooling with an old bulova and broke off a leg on the kif flector spring. Anyone have a source for these ? Apparently they are made in three different sizes, I have not determined which size I need but that's almost irrelevant due to not finding any for sale. Maybe they are no longer available any thoughts ?
  4. Thanks for showing this, I have a question though , if the watch was demagnitser two months ago Im wondering why it is magnetic now ? I know it's a little off subject but it is relevent. Thanks Tom
  5. Thanks I enjoyed that, looking forward to next phase. Tom
  6. Thanks guys Stuart I actually have a staking set, really didn't think of that. Not really sure how it would help can't picture the setup. I am thinking put the pin in a stump with a tiny hole but I'm sure there would be no room to clear the boot. If you of someone else can expand on the staking set idea, I'm all ears. Thank you, Tom
  7. Hi I'm in the part of the learning curve where just about every watch I touch ends up broken. So far this is not such an enjoyable hobby. Upon stripping and cleaning and old Gerrard Perreaugx I bent the regulator pin and of course when I tried to straighten it it snapped. Instead of just creating another parts watch I thought I would give it a go, pretty sure it will end up in the scrap pile. I found an assortment of hairspring collet pins on e bay I'm hoping to adapt one, they have many tapperd pins for clocks that would be my second choice but I have no way to turn them down. If I'm able to get one of these to work any suggestions on how to hold it while peen the top over ? I see that as quite a challenge without bending the new pin. As a side note, to clean the top balance jewel the hairspring needs to come off and un screw the regulator from the bottom. This is how I got in trouble. Do you guys go through all that work just for that one jewel cap routinely or just skip that one ? Thanks for any advice Tom
  8. Hi I'm looking to buy one. Do those cheap blue ones on Ebay work or is my money better spent on the old style coil that you put the watch into ? Thanks for any advice, Tom
  9. Mike I feel your pain, I am also new to this and very susceptible to mangling hairsprings. Last week I mangled one upon assembly and spent two days working on that spring trying to straighten it out. It was looking pretty good and that's when it flew out of my tweezers and over my shoulder never to be seen again. I wanted to throw all my tools in the garbage . And start a simpler hobby. Keep your chin up, Tom
  10. OK thanks guys I might try to make a pulley as was suggested, I really don't want to fool with a borderline tool and wreck the staff. I guess I'll keep my eyes open for the other style that seems a safer bet. Thanks, Tom
  11. The pic Stuart references is the exact tool I have. It is not missing parts, the more common ones with the pulley have an extra shaft. Very similar tool but not the same. The only thing I can figure is as Stuart suggested, wrap the string around the balance shaft. I'm guessing that's the real good way to bend and snap off pivots. Maybe that's why the other style is more common. Thanks for the thoughts, Tom
  12. Thanks but this is not the same tool. I have seen several on e bay of this exact tool, I figure someone must be using it. I do not believe any parts are missing. Thanks, Tom
  13. I think I have it now. The cropping worked thanks, Tom
  14. I'm guessing no chance, I tried to upload several times I keep getting" -200 upload failed"
  15. Hi I got my hands on an old jacot tool and want to learn about cleaning pivots. Most all jacot tools on the net and u tube have a pulley and string to drive it pretty self explanatory. The one I have on one side is the slots to rest a pivot on the opposite a bar that comes out with flat sides and a point not in the center but off center on the top of the bar. Looking around e bay and pictures on the net I don't have the only one they seem to be much less common but they are out there. My problem is I can't figure out the setup. Could someone show me how the balance would be mounted and spun, or point me in the right direction ? I have looked around quite a bit before asking and just can't find any info on it. Thank you, Tom