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  1. Here it is folks. I'm guessing mid-19th century French based on the pin set and cylinder escapement. Thought I would share with you. Almost looks like a bar movement that made it's way to a finisher. Enjoy, C Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  2. Hi all, My goodness it's been a while since I've posted and boy have I missed this forum! Feels good to catch up on a few new tales of triumph, trials and tribulations. I have a Waltham model 1910, 37 size chronometer that I recently had some help getting a new staff for. Now it's time to find a crown. Problem is, the common car clock case for this movement has a 6.80mm neck, but the weighted case for the ship chronometer has a 7.20mm neck. Any ideas of sourcing something like this short of making one? I'm browsing Cousins at the moment... Cheers
  3. I'll have to get on there and take a look. It would be great to find a service manual for the 505. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  4. Much appreciated, I certainly would not have guessed correctly on the reamers and undercutters. The undsrcutting tool was baffling because the base looks as if it is meant to be held, and I thought those 'bits' were stuck in place. Much clearer now thank you. I too have one of those Wittnauer cases on my bench at the moment, so the timing was good in scoring those Admiral wrenches, as this particular movement has a two pieice stem and exits via the front of the case. There are a few inserts for them, so I am hoping they could be used on other non-Longines/Wittnauer crystals. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  5. We aren't sure which particular cities we will visit, but I imagine we will see one on our way to the countryside. Heading out there for vacation. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you guys very much, things are getting clearer. Elgintime has been a great resource for a lot of my pocket watch builds. I'm looking forward to using those warmers, as that's not a job I've been able to do. I tried once to re-set a pallet stone using a soldering iron to heat a bench block, but to no avail. I guess I'm in the market for an alcohol lamp! As for the hole closers, I thought they looked a little large for watches. I have a few small clocks to work on so I'll keep them around. I've learned to throw nothing out in this field. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. That makes sense, I can see that. Here's two more sets of tools. The ones in the first photo are some kind of drill and I'm guess the other is a set of spring loaded center punches, or perhaps alignment tools? Thanks for the help so far. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  8. Trivia time...name that tool! Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  9. Hi all, a friend of mine purchased a large part lot that contains a fairly decent amount of tools as well. He paid $150 US and asked if he could offer it to me for some service on an old Waltham 18/S. There is a lot to list, and I need to sort it out. Some of the tools I am unsure of so I want to ask the forum for help as I come across them. Stay tuned! Here is an overview shot: Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  10. Excellent background on this piece of history. Trench watches were truly game changing. That is a great price as well, they are often misadvertised and/or out of my price range. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  11. I see, well this is good information to have. I don't know how much time we will be in towns and shops, but either way I should brush up on my Romanian...and by brush up I mean start from scratch haha. Thanks for the info. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks Chopin, I also jumped on it because I thought the clear back might have been an exhibition or sales special. 60's I beleive. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. Maybe taking a trip to Romania with my brother next Summer and I of course am wondering what kind of watches I might find along the way. A quick online search cited Orex as a Romanian brand, but does that doesnt mean they were made there necesarily. What other brands might I expect to see as a visitor from the West? Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. Just in from the 'Bay on a second chance offer! I had missed by a dollar before and fate has brought this little gem my way. This is an economy Standard Time Corp. movement and is cousins with the Hamilton 500 or 505(?). I think maybe it shares a balance assy. Loving the clear caseback as well and the offset crown is very comfy. Keeping good time so far but perhaps in need of a cleaning as the balance adjustment is pegged. Also sorting a huge part and tool lot I got in trade for some service work, will post some photos soon. C Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  15. These are the appropriate glasses
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