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  1. Good advice. Some I’m doing already which is encouraging. I have one of those visors with a lamp and magnifier in it so I use that. Good tool to. I work on top of cheese cloth so no lost parts. Today my neck is sore so taking a break once I started getting frustrated would have been a good idea. I’ll post pics of the areas I’m stuck Sunday. Some things I’ve learned so far. - just because it was taken apart in x order doesn’t mean it can go back the same way - the technique for taking apart certain pieces and putting them back together isn’t always the same. The cannon pinion. How do I tighten the “bolt” onto the cannon pinion? Press it? Using what? - good tweezers are a must. I bought a watch repair kit off amazon and you can tell the tools are cheap. They work fine though except for the tweezers. I bought a dope pair and it changes everything. I’ll post up some of my tools in another thread at some point but for now AA satin Dumont #5 tweezers. Thanks 90 year old watch maker. Thanks. Areas I can’t figure out: - how do you line up and ensure the tiny stud on the balance fits into the fork of the pallet? Crazy small! Once you do, how do you keep it in place while you put the bridge over top. Crazy hard! - how do you tighten the center wheel and cannon pinion
  2. MAN!! I was able to take the movement apart completely except for one screw that’s stripped. Now the real work begins, I don’t have to tell you! I don’t know if it’s a roamer or watches in general but this one seems really really tough to put back together. There’s a few pieces that go together so finely I can’t even see how to put them together. I’ll post pictures of the stuff I can’t figure out. Mad respect for watch makers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I was able to get the cannon pinion off no problem! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Kingly!!!!! Thanks dude. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Alrighty, I think things went pretty well for the disassembly. I’m stuck on 2 parts. I can’t remove the center piece. Could someone tell me what it’s called so I can YouTube it. It’s connected on the bottom and too so how do I remove it? The other screw is a larger one but I can’t seem to loosen it. Any ideas? Lastly, the wheel I can’t get off seems to be warped. Maybe that’s why it didn’t work? Maybe I did it? Any way to fix it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Oh ya and if you’re interested, please follow this thread. I’m sure I’ll have questions and instead of posting in a number of topics maybe I can centralize? It’ll also help new comers follow a thread for a pocket watch repair from a noob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. An old pocket watch from my uncle. Here’s what I know. The dial is damaged and appears to be made of a thick material, maybe enamel? Is it repairable? The movement has no serial number on the outside or any company inscriptions. It says Swiss made. It doesn’t run. Seems like there’s a broken, very thin spring under the balance wheel. I haven’t started on taking it apart, this will be my first one. Anyone know where I can find the technical sheet? Any advice? My plan is to film taking it apart and keep the pieces separated and in order. I haven’t bought my watch oils yet or the machine cleaning solutions so I won’t reassemble until I have those and can hopefully spot what’s broken. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The diameter of the wheel is 2.5inches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. And how do I tell the size needed for the basket? Measure the grey wheel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Alrighty! I’ve posted some pics of the watch cleaning machine I have. I’m looking to confirm the basket size I’ll need. Let me know if you need any other pics and thanks again x 1M!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hiya, Thank you for the offer!!! I don’t have a specific spring I’m working on now. I’ve been buying the supplies and equipment I need and have picked up a few pocket watches to take apart, clean, and put together. Some are missing parts. Once i start taking them apart I’ll definitely be posting pics and reaching out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you for your message! In terms of pocket watches, what would you say is the most common mainspring size? Any rules of thumb you’re aware of? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Good to know! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. A 90 year old watch maker gave me a watch cleaning machine for free!!!! It came with the glasses and lids but not the baskets. I’ll post a pic of the machine in a few weeks, hopefully someone can tell me what kind of baskets I’d need Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I want to be able to clean the parts correctly. I’ve researched cleaning by hand and it’s 100x more time consuming and probably ends up leaving the watch worse for ware Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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