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Mojangles

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  1. Apologies jdm. I will be extra vigilant to ensure I’m postbig in the right section next time.
  2. Hi guys, I’ve not abandoned this. Work had the better of my time these 2 weeks. I’m also waiting for watch grease to arrive so I can investigate further. Will keep you posted. Have a great weekend.
  3. Thanks for taking the time explain in such detail. I’ve decided to skip purchasing this one. I have actually purchased 3 pocket watches for $15 but their condition is a total wreck. 2 westclox and 1 unknown. But I just thought I’d be fun to open them up and take a look. Will post some photos separately.
  4. Thanks all. After much deliberation, I have decided to seek knowledge over tools. I’ve signed up for Mark’s Online courses. Tools will always come around. :)
  5. Cheers MrRoundel. That's interesting to know. I thought of tinkering with it. I must say, I'm slightly curious at this cylinder escapement you speak of. I've not seen one before.
  6. Hi All, I came across this pocket watch in a thrift shop. Here are some photos. Can someone tell me if its the real deal? Thanks in advance.
  7. G'day and welcome to the forum. I joined yesterday and already have experienced the support of this group.
  8. Cheers oldhippy. great advice. I will consider all points. Ta.
  9. Hi Guys, As a new hobbyist in watch repair a mate has kindly donated his 1950s Cyma, manual wind Cymaflex r458 for my learning. It wasn't winding at all when he gave it to me. Seemed like the mainspring was completely wound tight and the hands wouldn't move as well. After countless hours of watching Mark's and other videos on YouTube and getting advice from good people in a FB forum, I've been disassembling the movement and giving it a manual clean with warm distilled water and detergent and lighter fluid for some really tough stains. It’s much cleaner than when i first opened it up. I've started putting it back together and I've hit a snag. When I've pushed through, i can certainly feel the friction fit but the center wheel will not budge as the gears are synced with the cannon pinion (CP). When I removed the CP, the key less assembly and centre wheel all moves fine. What could be the issue? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  10. Hi All, Newbie here and I posted this question on someone else's thread in this forum and am not sure if I could do that so I've started a new discussion. Admins please delete if I did something wrong here. My local thrift shop has this vintage used Boley staking set. Photos below. Do you think it's worth £95 / USD$120? Any advice is appreciated. Cheers. Mo
  11. Hi All, Newbie here and jumping on this thread for some advice. My local thrift shop has this vintage used Boley staking set. Do you think it's worth £95? Any advice is appreciated. Cheers.
  12. G'day everyone, Cheers for the add. I've always been a great admirer of time pieces, especially pocket watches. Not until recently have I truly appreciated the skill and patience of a watchmaker. I bought a spring bar removal tool a few weeks ago as I wanted a proper tool to change my watch straps instead of using precision screwdrivers. That's when I stepped into the world of Bergeon! Not only did I swap my straps, I did it for my missus and before long, I've swapped straps for 6 of my neighbours! So I've decided to do a deeper dive into this new hobby and got me some basic tools. Can't afford all my tools to be Bergeon or AF at the moment but got myself a beginner kit from a local watch supplies wholesaler and a mate has kindly donated his 1950s Cyma, manual wind Cymaflex r458 for my learning. He said if i could make it work again, he would buy it back from me. For his kind gesture, I want to get it working again and return it to him as a gift. After countless hours of watching Mark's and other videos on YouTube and getting advice from good people in a FB fourm, I've been disassembling the movement and giving it a clean. Manual cleaning at the moment. I've started putting it back together and as always taking something apart was always the easy bit! Here are some photos for viewing. All advice is appreciated. Talk soon. Have a good one!
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