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  1. Is this a possible explanation? A fully wound watch generates maximum torque through the gear train and pallet fork against the impulse jewel causing the balance wheel to swing with maximum amplitude. However, as the mainspring winds down the torque may be decreasing, so there is less energy applied to the impulse jewel which creates a smaller amplitude. A lower amplitude means the balance wheel swings in a shorter arc so the hairspring is oscillating faster producing a faster rate.
  2. Fantastic! You did a lot of work on this but the results are worth the effort. Great pictures and I love the little arrows showing where to oil and what oils to use. It will be a very helpful reference to someone starting on their watchmaking adventure with this movement.
  3. Although your watch has a center seconds rather than a sub seconds as in the Smiths walkthrough, i believe you will find it instructive.
  4. For reference, there is a walkthrough of a Smiths movement on this forum:
  5. I have a Smiths watch with a linen type dial, an interesting texture found on some vintage watches. I don’t believe linen dials actually contain cloth but are made with a pattern of vertical and horizontal marks that look similar to linen material. They are unusual, interesting and quite beautiful though.
  6. This picture shows what the pushers and anvils look like. Numbers 100, 150, and 200 are anvils.
  7. Stakes, stumps, punches, pushers and anvils: This is how I understand the difference in terminology between a jeweling tool and a staking set, which are related tools. A pusher or punch in a jeweling set is called a stake in a staking set. What is called an anvil in a jeweling tool is called a stump in a staking set. Will be interested if anyone else has a different understanding of the terminology.
  8. Seems like you are getting to the point where you have to make a decision - do I disassemble the watch completely in order to get the movement out of the case?
  9. Mark shows you how to remove the jewel setting in this video: The first part of the video shows the screw heads on the underside of the balance cock. In your case you will only have to clean and oil the jewel and not fit a new jewel like the rest of the video shows.
  10. What does it sound like? 9E94AC15-B5F9-4488-B3C3-3730CA848D1E.MOV
  11. Perhaps an elegant Pocket Watch Bench Key for winding the movement when out of its case.
  12. I use this LED light. It’s small, standing eleven and a half inches tall. The top of the light flexes so you can move it into different positions. Sometimes it’s too bright so I tape a piece of watchmakers paper to the light to diffuse it a bit. Costs $29.00. I ordered it online from Office Depot. Picture is has the light on my workbench.
  13. HI, I just saw your post. The White faced orient is an : Orient 42mm Stingray Day and Date Automatic #EM7K00BW.
  14. Oh! Now I see. You were just resting the return bar spring on the setting lever while trying to figure out how it interacts with the hacking lever. At first glance I thought you placed it on the setting lever pin rather than below the return bar. I now understand the problem. I guess my pictures won't help at all because they don't show the interaction of the return bar spring and the hacking lever.
  15. Posted are some disassembly pictures I took while working on a Smiths movement. The spring you show rested beneath the return bar rather than on the pin of the setting lever. I can't help with the hacking mechanism because this movement didn't have one.
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