Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Mattaphysics

  • Rank
    Watch Enthusiast
  • Birthday 07/14/1987

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Oneida, NY

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Mattaphysics


    There is indeed a tool for that and it's called... You guessed it, a hand broacher. You should be able to find them easily, always going on eBay or I think O Frei has one... I'm almost sure they do... They have everything. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  2. Mattaphysics

    AS 1158 hairspring help

    Oh... My friends all your help was for not unfortunately... I used my device held the stud in tweezers and then pulled it down to keep it on and used a pin to try and get it unwound. First I got it to the collet but it would just keep wrapping more as the collet would spin making it even more of a mess. So I tried taking the pin and getting the tangle to the outer coils of the hairspring. I was successful in this but I could not get the spring to untangle the stud kept getting caught so then I decided to just go right back down to the collet again. Except this time I did it even worse and the hairspring ended up breaking. I tried looking for a new one it's an as 1158 movement but the balance alone is $24 plus another $14 for shipping that's quite expensive for a balance but I don't see any alternative. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  3. Mattaphysics

    AS 1158 hairspring help

    This is THE most helpful place I've ever been... I've not yet got the cajones to need with it but I did unscrew the pin from the balance cock, and remove it from the regulator and it's sitting waiting to be untangled... I made this helpful device, however, for holding the balance on the cock and for when I'm ready to try and untangle it... Thank you all! Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  4. Mattaphysics

    AS 1158 hairspring help

    Thank you... Now I cannot understand how it's tangled though... Would you be able to explain it? If I could understand how it's tangled I think I could create a mental picture of how to untangle it. Is it that one of the outer spirals is wrapped around another a few layers in toward (if that makes sense to you) or that an outer spiral contracted, moved and then expanded underneath a spiral closer to the collet? The drawings show my ideation of those thoughts Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  5. Mattaphysics

    AS 1158 hairspring help

    So looking at the picture it looks like I may have twisted the hairspring somehow upon disassembly. It's a small movement, just wondering if there's any tips to get these out easy? This has been a right old pain in the neck. It's since moved from up top to lower toward the collet now. Most certainly giving me a ride for my money. Any tips at untwisting this would be greatly appreciated thank you. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  6. Mattaphysics

    An interesting piece I found

    No, it's a regular pocket watch. Made by Ingraham, it's for sailing. The dial denotes how's many bells for the time and does the different watches eg. First watch, mid watch, etc... Yeah it didn't look like a seconds hand would be on it, but there's definitely an hour hand I just don't know what size or type. It's a very cool pocket watch though. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  7. Mattaphysics

    Mostly Russians, and few Japanese and Swiss

    Quite a collection you have there, looks nice. It's almost like a "which watch doesn't belong" kinda thing with the Panerai being in quite a different category from the rest. A wonderful collection though. I have a bit of everything myself. All mainly that I bought and services as well. There's something quite different from a watch you just buy and wear to one you buy, fix, then wear... Your connected more to that watch. That's how I find myself anyway. I have a few projects I'm trying to work on but time is a luxury at times. Lol... Lovely collection nonetheless! Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  8. I found this that someone had... Not sure but I just love it. It needs a new crystal because the one it has keeps falling out and I'm guessing an hour hand because they're isn't any. Is there a seconds hand that would go on it? It's really cool, uses a Dollar pocket watch movement with pin pallet but runs just fine. In the back it looks like someone tried to do something with it but I'm not sure. I wanna restore it but can't find any information on it. Any one know anything? Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  9. Mattaphysics

    Seth Thomas Alarm clock

    Right yes, I only used the phrase "strike train" for lack of any better term. But thank you for clarification. So just look up the serial # w/ the term "parts" to find what I'm looking for? Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  10. Mattaphysics

    Casing issue

    The case screws weren't in it begin with, that ring you bathed doesn't move either. It twists inside the case but it won't come out. I'm unsure what is wrong Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  11. Mattaphysics

    Seth Thomas Alarm clock

    Do I had trouble removing the hands but got em. I took it apart cleaned it and... I screwed the hair spring up somehow! Where can I get one? I've tried searching but am unsure what it is I should search for. Oh I'm just up to my ears in crap I need to find and get. But it seems like it's something wrong with the Barrell or the star wheel/ striking train. It doesn't want to wind or something like that. Not sure Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  12. Mattaphysics

    Seth Thomas Alarm clock

    Here are some shots of the inside. Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  13. Mattaphysics

    Casing issue

    No one piece Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  14. Mattaphysics

    Casing issue

    Ok now a new car problem... I'm thinking I'll need a crystal list for this one but it doesn't seem like it's that old that they would have used a front loading movement. There's a clear snap back case but I don't see where it would open in the front. The movement though doesn't want to come out of this. It's a Helbros base in West Germany. Wonderful movement. I looked up the symbol and it's an Annemasse P76. At least the Symbol looks identical to the Annemasse symbol. I know it will run I'm trying to clean it but I can't get it out of the darn case! I can't thank you guys enough for all the help you've given me! And with prompt responses as well... This place really is a treasure trove and of a value I could never appraise. I want to go into an apprenticeship but the options are severely lacking here in the states. Oh what I wouldn't give to live in Europe... Anyway thanks Sent from my Z956 using Tapatalk
  15. Mattaphysics

    A weird pocket watch

    I can't thank you guys enough! I found a complete assembly on the bay and am in negotiations to get it, seller has a BIN got $13 American shipped!! I couldn't believe my eyes! I owe you... Thanks