Hi everyone, my name is Ollie. I’m a motorsport engineering student from northwest England.
I’ve always been interested in the engineering behind mechanical watch movements, so I recently started collecting broken pocket watches with the intention to try to coax them back to life (as yet with surprisingly successful results!).
I have an Illinois pocket watch that came with the winder not attached to the watch. Upon dismantling I found there is a small ‘pushrod’ (please excuse my lack of knowledge), inside a separate winding stem with a square female drive which I assume the winder si