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  1. Good advice. Though, as a beginner, I decided not to risk it and cleaned it assembled.
  2. This is an AS 2066 and I'm a beginner. What is the purpose of this wheel? Not seen this before. Thank you Charlie
  3. Yes day and date. The window is at 3. The date ring appears to be plastic or some non-metal material. The day wheel is ok.
  4. Neither Cousins or J Borel have one. Is there another source beyond a donor movement? Thank you
  5. Thanks all. I've ordered a pack of 40 large hairsprings for learning. Suspect I'll need many more.
  6. Hi All I'm a beginner with a history of mangling hairsprings and worse record trying to correct them. Using scrap hairsprings, I'm trying to learn to make a dogleg. I recently learned that replacement balances often require them. With the HS off the balance, I grip it with Dumont 55 tweezers. Trying to keep that tweezer vertical, I push the HS away from the collet. The problem is that I always end up with the end of the HS twisted upward. I can't find much on this other than Mark's correcting a HS videos (he makes it look easy). Any help is appreciated. Thank you Charlie
  7. The train spins after a few clicks but stops abruptly. The escape doesn’t reverse. Does this mean something is dragging?
  8. Disregard my last post. Of course, the pallet wan't in yet.
  9. I got the motion and key less together. However, in the hand setting position, the cannon pinion is not slipping. Turning the crown causes the train of wheels to move. Is the pinion too tight? I didn't alter it. Or, have I done something else wrong? Thank you Charlie
  10. Not yet. Someone suggested I try it as is first since the risk of damaging the HS is high for this beginner.
  11. When I give the escape wheel a full puff from the rubber blower, the train will spin only for the duration of the puff. It then stops. Is that normal?
  12. In testing the train of wheels, it appears that the 4th? wheel (seconds hand) is dragging. The train spins more freely without it. The jewel looks ok. I don't have the experience to judge the pivot. Should I order another? Thank you
  13. I’m away from home and won’t return until Tuesday. I’ve but most of it back together but not the balance. I’ll report back hopefully on Wed. thank you Charlie
  14. Solid advice. The low risk of damage approach. Thank you
  15. I bought it as non running. The balance does swing freely with a puff of air. Should I continue rebuilding and see how it runs? Or, is it obvious to the trained eye that it will be far off. Ive not tried to remove and repin a stud. I can’t find a video on it. Does anyone know of one? I can think I can see how moving the pin further down would make it more concentric.
  16. Not surprisingly, I ruined the hairspring on the first replacement. This is the second. They were both shaped the same.
  17. Do I make a bend outward at that spot? Thank you
  18. Oh boy:( Where do I make these manipulations? Can you point to the spots. Thank you
  19. I don't think I'm capable of bending the hairspring. Past attempts have left the HS useless. Here it is without the wheel. The holes are aligned (bit of parallax error). What do I need to do? Thank you
  20. Hi All I'm a beginner and this is the first time I've ordered a balance wheel. It's an FHF 28. I'm in the US and order from J Borel. When installed the hairspring is not concentric. I also had to rotate the hairspring collet. Not sure whether that is to be expected. Is this the wrong part? What part do I need? Thank you Charlie The movement My order. Installed
  21. I'm a beginner and this is a replacement balance for an FHF 28. In the below pic the jewel is centered in the banking pins. The stud is circled. The stud arm is fixed. The balance cock is roughly aligned in its proper position. Is there any more to this than trial and error? As a beginner, I've learned it's best to handle the balance as little as possible. Thank you Charlie
  22. Thank you for pointing out that issue. It would not have occurred to me. congratulations on restoring your grandfathers watch. I have my grandfathers pocket watch inscribed Christmas 1915. It’s pretty far gone but I hope to restore after a few more years of learning.
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