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yankeedog

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    yankeedog reacted to Redwood in Dial feet   
    I tried those little dial feet you glue, I was very impressed  how strong they are when used with 5 minutes epoxy resin 

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    yankeedog got a reaction from MrkIV in Watch of Today   
    Another  jeweled westclox. Snap back cheapo case .Jeambrun 26d movement. Any easy to work on caliber  that regulates nicely. 

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    yankeedog got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Show us your blue dial watches.   
    More of a subdued  blue.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from markr in Show us your blue dial watches.   
    More of a subdued  blue.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from AndyHull in Show us your blue dial watches.   
    More of a subdued  blue.

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    yankeedog reacted to AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    .. and this one, which I was fairly certain wouldn't join the club, as they are usually very popular. 

    Oddly, even though it is a non runner,  I was the only bidder, so the hammer fell at two and a half quid.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from jdrichard in Bulova Automatic   
    i wonder how many years it sat.
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    yankeedog reacted to PaulnKC in How to open this old Benrus...   
    Here are a couple of pics of the movement...


    -Paul
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    yankeedog got a reaction from PaulnKC in How to open this old Benrus...   
    if it is a two piece stem , i usually tilt the movement up and slowly turn the stem.( which is split) when the movement is at its highest tilt the split is perpendicular to the case  and the movement can be removed.. 
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    yankeedog reacted to clockboy in Look at this beauty "William Goffe"   
    I have been asked to look this beauty. It is heavy and is real quality and the name on the dial is (I think) is William Goffe. On initial inspection it looks like the cord /gut has broken from one of the barrels. Also to open the front is via a key which is missing,
    I will investigate in a few weeks as I am away on a short break. I must say I can't wait to delve.
     

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    yankeedog got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Watch of Today   
    Thanks, i figured as much. I just found it amusing.
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    yankeedog reacted to FLwatchguy73 in Watch of Today   
    @yankeedog, my BFG 158 31/7 did this to me after cleaning, There is a small click that I had forgotten to engage with its spring. it allowed the rotor to spin like a propeller, lol.
    In the Felsa it's call the "Stop Click" and the "Stop Click spring" Part numbers 1428 and 1448 respectively. Unfortunately, Jules Borel is currently out of stock, in case they're broken or missing.

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    yankeedog got a reaction from AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    New kind of felsa bidynator?you wind the watch..it powers the rotor..?
    20200211_141700.mp4
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    yankeedog got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Watch of Today   
    New kind of felsa bidynator?you wind the watch..it powers the rotor..?
    20200211_141700.mp4
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    yankeedog got a reaction from Lenj in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Thanks guys, this is a family heirloom that belongs to a dear friend. there are some missing parts however, but I was able to find a donor movement on ETSY. I soaked it over night in Mineral spirits  to loosen up the crud  and penetrate into any recalcitrant screws  Once i get it apart and clean I will then delve into the works, from what I  have read  there is a tendency  for the main plates to wear.  It is not my intent to clean and slap together, but rather to get it to a point where it may run for another 100 years thanks again for your time and interest.
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    yankeedog reacted to AndyHull in Watch of Today   
    I have to confess I just picked up this blue dialed specimen.

    It has one minor problem (apart from being a few pennies over budget), although it is not a ladies size,  it is a nurses fob watch.
    The dial was irresistible, and I almost certainly have a non fob watch donor Ingersol case it will drop right in to. 
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    yankeedog reacted to oldhippy in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Did you take it apart? Be careful with the striking parts make sure you do not bend any of the wires.  This is the best cleaner to use.   

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    yankeedog reacted to watchweasol in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Hi  Regarding the wire system used in these clocks have alook for David La Bounty on the net he gives very good graphics on how they work and how they are set up I have the drawings on my other machine let me know if toyu want them     
    Cheers
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    yankeedog reacted to watchweasol in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Hi Yankeedog   whilst poking about on my workshop computer I came across these PDF,s which you might find interesting regarding the re Birth of the Ingram. A little light reading while it relaxes in it bath.  Keep us posted on the progress, they are quite commonly used along with the Ansonia  I like them they are no nonsense movements.      Cheers
    American Clock Striking Levers.pdf American mainspring sizes.pdf
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    yankeedog reacted to watchweasol in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Hi Yankeedog OLD Hippy is on the money.If its only a one off wind up the springs and fit thick copper wire round them and then release the click to take up any slack then split the plate sounds like a good preliminary soak is needed before working on it.  Ingram made the commoly used Gingerbread clock somewhere under the crud there will be aserial number for dating. around the 1800s
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    yankeedog reacted to oldhippy in mainspring 8 day clock   
    You will need two mainspring clamps. You put the clamps over the mainsprings, with the key you move the click spring away from the ratchet and slowly unwind the springs, when the springs unwind they are trapped in the clamps. Only then can you take the movement apart. Never try to take the movement apart with out the clamps, you will have a nightmare trying to put it back together. 
    You should be able to buy the clamps from any good clock pats suppliers. Just make sure you get the right size as I think there's about 3 sizes. 

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    yankeedog reacted to Lenj in mainspring 8 day clock   
    Some photos would help..
     
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    yankeedog got a reaction from FLwatchguy73 in Mainspring power not carried through gear trains.   
    Have you checked the mainspring?the watch may appear to wind with a broken one.the friction for the coils against each other will allow it..as you wind it listen you can hear it slip.alternately you can watch the click ,it is the ratcheting mechanism which keeps the spring from unwinding. a good mainspring will push back against it, a broken one will not. a broken spring may wind for a little bit until the torque of the spring overcomes the friction and it slips.
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    yankeedog got a reaction from AndyHull in Which Watch Have You Got Coming In The Mail ? Show Us !!!   
    This arrived  today..as previously  mentioned  westclox  used outsourced  movements. This one a jeambrun. 


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    yankeedog got a reaction from jdrichard in Bulova Automatic   
    Or 1980
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