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  1. Dear all, since we're at it: I have cleaned all parts of the 23.4 and polished all pivots so far. The central second's arbour that goes through the centre wheel arbour is in dire need of polishing too - even developed a bit of rust close to the pinion. However as you can see in the picture there is nothing really to grab the arbour by on the the other end of the pinion. Can't put it in the Jacot tool or in the lathe. Could make a wax chuck and shellac it in. Maybe I'm thinking too complicated. What would you do? Cheers and all the best from Hamburg Alex
  2. Hi JohnR, Thank you very much. This thread I have completely missed. And strange indeed since you don't run into a 23.4 SC every other day. Problem solved and thanks again, Alex
  3. Dear all, I rescued a gorgeous Omega 23.4 SC movement from the scrap drawer of our local jeweller. Made between 1935 and 1936. It's Omega's first ever movement with central seconds. Before you can remove the barrel bridge I think it's sensible to take out the seconds wheel that connects to the seconds hand arbour - if only I knew how. It looks like it is friction fit. I have the three legged Presto No. 3 tool that you use when pulling out chronograph wheels but am reluctant to use it on the seconds wheel since I don't know what I'm doing. Can someone help please? Th
  4. Dear all, here is a bit of an update. The sourced Maltese cross unfortunately does not work. It doesn't match the seat on the mainspring barrel cover. Fortunately everything else worked and I put in the finger wheel as as the appropriate spacer so I could wind the watch. The old barrel hook was torn out also. I replaced that with one that I filed from the thread of an old winding stem. Didn't take any pictures though. Here is the workflow to reduce the size of the finger wheel pretty much following Tudor's advice. This is actually my third try. I fixed the new ste
  5. Congratulations Poljot to your Moser. They made lovely watches in Petersburg. Although I'm not an expert the Geneva stop work was quite popular before Guillaume invented Invar steel somewhen in the 1890s. An Invar mainspring has a much more uniform power distribution then the old blue steel springs. Hence there is no need to limit the mainspring action to the four middle turns as the stop work does. Greetings from Hamburg, Alex p.s. reassembleing is a bit tricky. First hold the barrel arbour in a vice. Then allign the maltese cross in start position. Then give the barrel half
  6. Hi Phil, What a coincidence. I just made a cup of tea to take a break from fileing the square hole in the finger wheel. I followed Tudor's advice step by step. 1. Filling the original square with square material. 2. Centre it on the wax chuck and drilling a new centre hole on the lathe. 3. Punching a new square with a home made square punch in the staking tool. This serves just as guide. 3. Fileing the square to size. This sounds easy in writing. However since I'm only a beginner / amateur I'm at my third attempt presently and learning. The good news: when you screw up you just punc
  7. Dear all, I may be completely wrong here, but doesn't the Weishi expect the audio sequence of a swiss / glashütte lever escapement? Could it be that it doesn't know how to interpret a pin pallet escapement? Greetings from Hamburg Alex
  8. Hi Bosstaki, Yes, jdm us right. Bring it back to the jeweller's. However since you have the lid open already it doesn't do any harm if you take a strong loupe and check the hairspring spiral. Are there any two or more spiral windings sticking together? Then it's either dirt or the watch got magnetized somewhere. This shortens the spiral and makes your watch run faster much beyond regulation. If that's the case it's a relatively easy fix. Have you exposed the watch to a magnetic field somewhere after you got it back from the jeweller's? Greetings from Hamburg, Alex
  9. Hi JD, Checked my literature but couldn't find any old pictures. But look what I found accidently on Ebay Germany: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Alter-Zeigeramboss-f-Uhrwerk-Uhrmacherwerkzeug-Uhr-Uhrmacher-old-watchmaker-tool/143287622624?_trkparms=aid%3D1110011%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.DISCLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20191002092920%26meid%3Ddcfa91ab2ca24398b6601875849bde71%26pid%3D101103%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D363187893104%26itm%3D143287622624%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2332490%26algv%3Ddefault&_trksid=p2332490.c101103.m3021 This fellow sells specifacally a hand setting tool. A
  10. Hi JD, Hey, I didn't know Bergeon still makes these. Not as elaborate as yours but the same thing. https://www.amazon.com/Bergeon-55-033-Setting-Watch-Repair/dp/B009OWWTAO Greetings Alex
  11. Hi JD, Praezis is right. It is a hand setting tool. I'll check my literature an shall return. In the meantime greetings from Germany Alex
  12. Thanks Nickelsilver. Tony has a 6mm Wolf Jahn which is apart from it's size identical to my model. I have now found reliably the following thread dimensions: Lorch 6,985 x 0,625 and Wolf Jahn 6,85 x 40G. I measured the thread of the chuck and it read 6,85 mm almost bang on. So it's a Wolf & Jahn. Compatible chucks with the same thread and pitch are Leinen (but not Boley & Leinen) and Bergeon. Thanks and greetings from Hamburg, Alex
  13. Hi JD, Yes that looks very similar. I know somebody with a Boley Leinen so I can check if the thread of chuck is identical. Thanks and all the best Alex.
  14. Dear all I wonder if you can help me identifying my 8 mm lathe. Headstock, bed and support are completely unbranded. The person I got it from says it's a Lorch. However I could not find any pictures of a Lorch without oilers like mine. The tailstocks of my 6 mm Lorch are compatible in that they have the exact same centre height. Could it be Wolf & Jahn ? Have you ever seen a model like this? I thank you very much for your help and remain with all the best from Hamburg Alex
  15. Dear all, Thank you for your help. I'll start out checking if it works with the oversized hole, if not I'll follow Tudor's advice. If I can't make a satisfactory job out of that I'll leave it as is and still have a runner but with out stop work. All the best Alex
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