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  1. Kingly!!!!! Thanks dude. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The diameter of the wheel is 2.5inches Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. And how do I tell the size needed for the basket? Measure the grey wheel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Good to know! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. MOEBIUS pocket watch oil. Escapement and pallet stones Moebius 915 or 9415 So is that 2 oils? Moebius 9415 I could find, 915 I couldn’t. I found 9015. That the one? Is there an oil called moebius pocket watch oil? I saw the excerpt below about oils and grease. What do you think? Generally speaking: If a wheel is high speed low torque- USE MOEBIUS 9010 If a wheel is low speed high torque- USE HP 1300 If it's metal on metal (think setting system)- USE SOME FORM OF GREASE (MOLYKOTE, JISMAA, MR4, ETC.) Some technical guides will also tell you to use HP 1300. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. @nickelsilver That’s awesome! Thank you for the insight. Do you have any YouTube videos about the technique to wind by hand? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Lots of questions about these, no dedicated place for conversation and answers so I’ve created this thread! I am learning to repair and service pocket watches and have been looking for mainspring winders. From the comments in several threads it seems; - they are expensive - a lot of hobbyists wind them by hand - professionals will say never do it - there are not a lot of posts about the different between a pocket watch and wrist watch winder - there are some posts with brands and sizes for pocket watches - no info I could find about what to look for and what to watch out for when buying one I’d like to buy one so I can avoid destroying the mainspring by winding and touching it. I’ve found several online selling for between 15-$70 dollars like this one. Good idea? K&D Robbins type Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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