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  1. I ended up making a replacement click from a piece of steel plate I had laying around. By no means an identical replica but it does the trick. used the old rivet and made some indents in the surrounding brass plate to squeeze it tight against the rivet that was really hard and wouldn’t deform with my stakes. so far the click holds and the movement with its pendulum ticks nicely. Keeps reasonable time and can probably be tuned a bit with the pendulum adjustment screw.
  2. Thanks for the quick response, Mark! And yes, this was concerning Tapatalk. When I started using my Ipad for WRT this app seemed to be the best option but things change... Good to hear that the browser version works fine and will continue that way.
  3. Hi, Since a few days I’m no longer able to log into the forum via the Ipad app. When trying, I either get a ”denied” or ”failed plus a long list of code gibberish” message. I have tried to update the app and also changed pw via the regular web browser. Is anyone else having app login issues?
  4. I have always liked the looks of the typical 50 to 60´s kitchen clocks and when I recently stumbled over one dirt cheap, I couldn’t restrain myself. with no prior expeience from clock movements, only watches, I wanted some advice on how to proceed. I suppose the movement is as simple as they come in this area? Any ideas about manufacturer? The obvious fault found is a broken click. As I’m somewhat hesitant to start ripping the thing apart, my thought was to drill out the rivet and hopefully be able to use a replacement from Cousins (they sell ”assortments” that may do the trick
  5. These BFG 800 looks pretty close but the balance cock is in the wrong place... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200925/4d1cc56affc3a02ead35795f37bb9a35.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200925/da4817f0c3d830ff3ccf9a13ecda883e.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah, now it comes back to me. BFG (Baumgartner) and EB seems to be among the most common suspects when it comes to pin pallet movements. I’ll start to flip through the many variants on display at Ranfft and we’ll see. I have been playing with the idea to swap out the movement for something more available. Overall size seems to be regular 10,5 ”’ but then there’s the issue with fitting dial and hands and I don’t like the idea of cutting off the dial pins. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Same again... I ”think” l’m doing it the same way as I have always done. Have you tried the links? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/9810b96c9a2bc8f94b7727974cbcf2b5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/6c245be1fde19ab8b47bdd03b2109e35.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Hmmm... not sure why they got uploaded as links this time. Has not happened before... The links work for me when I click on them. But I’ll give it another try to upload. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Picked up a tank style watch, mainly due to the nice dial, crystal and case condition (plus the 2 euro price.. :-) ) Found a single (?) jewel pin lever movement inside, with a completely messed up h/s but otherwise reasonably ok looking. I realize the chances are slim to find parts for something like this but thought I should at least see if I could get an ID on the movement. Pic’s are attached. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/3aedceafc500a040bd6942b9a4be76ee.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/fcd3b2ef2691ea3cde1dc9dc4f6f3c7f.jpg Sent from my iPad using Tapatal
  11. That’s the strange part. Checked the stem again with micrometer and it’s more like 0,05 mm off the nominal for the specified stem. I can visually see that the corners of the stem has been worn down slightly right where it touches the wheel. If there had been less size diff between stem and wheel from start, this would never have happened. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I ended up using a rounded punch on the edges of the pinion in the staking set to close the hole i tiny bit. This prevents the stem from rotating freely in the hole and winding now works ok. Probably a bit unorthodox and maybe frowned upon...? But I’d rather have a wearable working watch than chuckng it back in the drawer with the other hopeless cases. :-) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. It seems I was too quick to pat myself on the shoulder here.. After a couple of days wearing and winding the watch, the winding started to hack and slip over. Taking the rocking bar mechanism out, the problem seems to be that the square part of the winding stem that is supposed to fit in the square hole in the winding pinion is worn down or wrong from start and the stem slips over inside the pinion when you turn the stem to wind. I attached a photo of the stem fitted inside the pinion and find it hard to believe that there should be that difference between hole and stem size. Measuring
  14. Lots of interesting info for the hobbyist here! The thought of a ”mini torque wrench” is interesting. As far as I recall the (big) ones you use on your car etc. are designed to have you set the desired tightening torque on a scale and the wrench will slip as you tighten the bolt/nut and reach the desired torque. And then I guess you would run into those movements with a left-threaded screw on the ratchet wheel, making it hard to wind via that screw... At the end of the day it sounds like a bit of trial and error may still be where I end up. The feedback here has definitely provided some gu
  15. Hi guys and thanks for all feedback. I guess we can at least make one safe conclusion; this is complicated stuff! An idea that popped up in my head that I wanted to try with you... Wouldn’t it be possible to design and build a fairly simple device to actually measure the torque in a barrel mounted m/s ? If the barrel is fixed mounted and a bar with some defined length is mounted in the hole normally used for the ratchet wheel, one could maybe measure the counterforce at the end of the bar with some relatively sensitive weighing scale with a reasonable winding of the spring. But maybe t
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