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AdamC last won the day on May 31 2018

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About AdamC

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  1. Thanks Nucejoe, I shall try that. To be fair I have nothing to lose. The hand is relatively flat so that’s good.@Watchweasol, I do have a staking set so could try peening gently with one of the larger domed punches.@Rodabod, I’m not 100% sure what the hand is made of. Looks like it could be steel though. Thanks for the tips! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Hello, I have a lovely antique cylinder escapement pocket watch that I've serviced and got running beautifully but now I have a problem with the minute hand falling off. I think it's known as a pin hole fitting hand. On measuring the hand it shows approx. 0.40mm, and then on measuring the arbor diameter with the vernier guage, it's also 0.40mm so it's very near but won't even grip when mounted. Photos provided of the job. Does anybody have a technique I can use to get the hand to fit?
  3. Just to complete this post, I'm pleased to say that the Bergeon Presto 30638-3 tool I bought worked a treat (photos to illustrate). The movement has now been cleaned, lubricated, and is in working order. I particularly found the BHI paper on the 'Practical lubrication of clocks and watches' interesting and have decided to swap my Moebius D5 oil for Moebius HP 1300 synthetic. Thanks to everybody that contributed. oil.
  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Stuart. I went ahead and bought the 5 spokes version from Cousins based on Marc’s suggestion earlier in this thread. What I’m saving on not going out at weekends has paid for that! Hopefully it will arrive today/tomorrow and I’ll look forward to giving it a go. Will also be a useful tool to add to my slowly growing arsenal. Cheers! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for all your quick responses. Nucejoe, I’m just concerned that by not separating, I’m unable to easily lubricate the jewel holes after cleaning. However, I don’t have a presto tool (I have an old Star No.230 tool I use instead). Maybe an excuse to buy the required tool though! Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hello, I’m currently working on a vintage Cortébert 677S movement. During strip down I came across a wheel pivot tightly friction fitted through the train bridge to another on the underside. It reminded me of some Smiths double wheel assemblies but obviously these are supposed to be separated to clean the jewel holes and lubricate. I’m sure given the right amount of pressure they’ll separate. I’m guessing the friction fitting is similar to a centre wheel through a canon pinion. Does anyone have any advice on tackling this safely without risking damage to any of the components? Photos of issue shown. Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Sorry to say it’s a fake. Loads of that dial style on ebay. They’re made in India. Should be a white plastic retaining ring holding a 17 jewel movement if you open the back. I know because I got caught too and moved it on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I know this is a reply to a very old post of mine but just for the record, I think I've finally diagnosed the ETA 2832 day wheel advance issue. @jdm gave the best clue back on 30 July 2019 with the day/date jumper wheel. Having had the watch back again from my stepfather for a different issue, I compared photos I took back in October 2018 when I first disassembled the watch with a new photo. I have included an arrowed photo that clearly shows that a finger is missing from the day/date driving wheel (part 2555.1). As it happens I can still obtain a replacement part that's not been restricted by the mighty Swatch. Feeling optimistic!
  9. But that movement is a Swiss made Vertex! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looking at the closeup shot, it looks like it could even be a burn mark from welding on the dial feet? Just a thought! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Nice work! I love these old silver trench style watches from the early 20th century. Looks fantastic! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Hi Gary, In my opinion it could still be the mainspring, yes. I’m sure I’ve seen a video that Mark made on the subject. If you’ve not done one before, do take extra care as mainsprings flying out of the barrel could cause injury so eye protection is important before starting. If you haven’t replaced the mainspring yet, it’s probably just as well to purchase a new one. Then you can just push it into the barrel generally shim coloured side up (for right hand wind). Good luck, Adam Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Just a thought but thinking laterally, could it possibly be an issue with the mainspring slipping? I mean maybe if the barrel arbor hook hasn’t quite engaged with the mainspring hole this may resemble a simple effect. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. That's a very good tip Stuart. I'l look into doing that. Thanks, Adam
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