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  1. Though an interesting read it didn't help. I did some digging and it looks to be a Moeris 16d though i cannot confirm that for sure because I think that's a chronograph movement. Either way I found the exact same watch on the bay for $40 and talked the seller into $25 which is exactly what i paid for this one and that one runs great but is missing the seconds hand. So problem solved... If anyone can confirm it's a moeris of appreciate it so when i go to service it i can find parts. Thanks Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  2. So I got this Helbros pocket watch for far too cheap. I cleaned it up and she went off ticking but one place I cant get yet is the mainspring because i don't have winders. So she was running steadily but i wine up this morning and wasnt working. I wound it up and felt there was something wrong. Well there's only half the mainspring in it. In top of that when I tried to wind it up O was using a screwdriver in the screw holding the ratchet wheel and as I was winding it up it did something and broke the screw inside of the mainspring barrell arbor. So I need a new mainspring and arbor. I have an old Croton pocket watch that looks the same but that is too thick of a mainspring and barrell. The problem is that i cannot figure out what this movement is. And instead of just needing a balance staff for my croton I need barrell arbor and balance staff. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  3. Ok. Now I'm all set but the balance seems off. Like its not aligned or something. It doesn't swing free but is caught during its rotation. Again this thing has me flabbergasted. How does it need to be aligned? I've tried moving the collet to move the roller to one side then the other but it's not working. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  4. Ok so i saw there were screws on the bottom near the feet and I kind of thought they were useless until I removed them and the bottom fell off. Than you gents so much. I'm cleaning out as we speak. So i only oil tyre jewel hole of the floating balance with watch oil right? Then use watch oil on the pallets and escape wheel? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  5. Ok. I did that removed the feet but it seemed stiff to the case still so i didn't want to pull it to hard and break it. So you're saying there are screws underneath the feet or it should just pull out? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  6. There's a piece of glass in the front on the other side of the hands. It moves but not far enough one way or the other to get it out. There's nothing that looks like one piece will move, i removed the chime rod to see if it hides anything but no. I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  7. Ok, so I've finally got what i needed to clean this bugger. So how do i get to the dial? I'm utterly confused. The glass have any way of sliding or opening on any way i can see. There doesn't seem to be a way to get to it from the back unless you can tell? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  8. I got this Elgin clock with the floating balance and i love it. The problem I'm having is the balance is only rotating maybe 90° and the chime is muffled. I've tried adjusting it it seems like it needs more than an adjustment. And I'm unsure why the chime is so weak. I thought maybe it was because the hammers were resting on the rods but i bent them a little and that didn't work all that well. It chimed a bit louder but not that much. Any suggestions? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  9. Yes, good idea! I fit have those materials yet. I've never soldered before so perhaps i should practice on something else beforehand. I believe i could just cut some of the hour pipe off then drill a hole in the minute pinion? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  10. Yes the difference between the cheap Chinese stuff and a good set of tweezers and screwdrivers is night and day. My other tweezers i find the tips to big or bending apart when trying to grab something. I have these surgical grade German stainless steel tweezers that i just fell in love with the first time i used them. Same with my screwdrivers. Tips bend easily, though never had the tips fall out. I have had them bend completely sideways on me once, ave not because i was pushing too hard. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  11. Crap... I was afraid of that. Is it possible to replace it? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  12. First off thank you all for the quick responses and feedback. So looking at the minute pinion it doesn't look like you can tell at the end. It doesn't look like it takes a nut but i also can't see a clear sign at all. Here's dive pictures see if you can make heads or tails of it. Waiting for more cleaning fluid and alcohol for rinsing in the mean time. Is there a certain set of hands i need to get or just any for 5" dial will do? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  13. So I recently got this wall clock for next to nothing... Of course there's a reason. It's all sorts of gunked up but it's also missing the minutes hand. I'm planning on getting a new set to my liking but i cannot tell how the minute hand is supposed to stay on. Out doesn't look like a nut screws on the end and i don't see a hole for a taper pin. Is it possible it's that gunked up that the hole is covered by dirt? Not sure if the pictures clear anything up. I don't believe it's missing any pieces to my knowledge. Just an American movement that doesn't have a strike train. And a thought just occurred... Is it possible for me to add a strike train if I wish later? Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  14. Wow... Breathtaking. That site is really neat too with all the clock case plans there are. What a talent. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
  15. My that's an interesting clock. Looks like an alarm clock with a sub seconds hand as well. The case is simply stunning though. Love that castle. Sent from my LM-X210CM using Tapatalk
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