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  1. It actually does not have adjustable banking. I was surprised. The pins, however are not bent.
  2. I'm not sure how to answer this. This seems like division by 0. If there is no power, then the balance wheel is not moving and there is no beat. So, if I assume that you mean, "is the impluse jewel centered in the pallet fork?" Yeah it seems very close to centered. The fork itself is in a intermedate non locked posistion on either of the stones when the balance is at rest. When power is applied, the "does it snap back and forth" test is a positve. Yes it snaps which is why I am confused as to why it wont start on its own. I checked the beat and amplitude in all 6 positions for at lea
  3. Yeah, while working, I had it on my desk in the movement holder at the home office. Once every hour to hour and a half, I changed the position. I am on pendant down as the last position and it has run for about 8 hours with the chronograph complication engaged.
  4. I have a Factory new old stock Pallet fork complete. So the entire fork is new. When it is running, it remains running in all positions and only varies +- 4 seconds. It runs at 0s in DU and DD, and +-4 seconds from 0s in PU PD PR PL. Once it is running, it stays running. The pallet fork had some excess shellac on the tip of one of the stones, but I cleaned that off with a bit of alcohol and and a small foam paint brush (being careful not to get any alcohol on the shellac holding the stones in place) That did not change anything. Its a double roller so it is hard to see the guard
  5. The video starts at regular speed and then switches to super slow motion
  6. I recently acquired a Hamilton Model 23 military chronograph pocket watch. It was a non-runner stuck fully wound. It had a broken pivot on the pallet fork, broken seconds pall and broken winding pinion. I sourced the new parts, ran it through the L&R Master cleaner and re assembled the keyless, train and escapement. Thoroughly cleaned the upper and lower balance gem assemblys (confirming with microscope) After winding, I installed the balance and it did not start. A tap with a tweezer did not help. It rotates a couple of time and stops. However, a large puff of air to start the balance
  7. You gave me the solution in this statement. I will have thick skin here. It has a very thin bezel that required a razor blade to remove. Hey, I am an amature and new to this. But I am also a late 40's software engineer and mathematician in a state where the nearest horology school is 1000 miles away. That means that I am new to the jargon and proper expression terms of this field. But I did do proper diligence before asking my question. I researched the watch with no results. This is my first time dealing with this kind of case. I assumed the very thin line on the top was purely deco
  8. The face prevents it from coming out the front. As I described, the face is under a ledge of metal.
  9. I have a Louvic Mystery Dial and I am finding it a mystery... or a puzzle. How do I remove the movement from the case? It does not come out dial side because of a metal ledge. It refuses to come out watchmaker side. It rotates greeley, but does not seem to fall out. Any advice?
  10. I have a white whale. Thank you so much for looking. This is a spectacular community.
  11. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Steel-12-in-Tool-Bar-Magnetic-Accessory/1000266015 I bought this 2 months ago for just such emergencies. It has worked very well and partly becuase of it's 30cm length, I have found nearly all the ferrous parts I have lost. It reacts very slightly with my brass tweezers, so I would have to go with a stronger magnet to find the brass spring. I have a large collection of reel to reel tapes and with it a full tape demagnizer (Not a tape head demag) that also works great on tools and movements. However, it is like taking a slege hammer tro a brad nail, so I
  12. Duely chastised :). The very first movement I took apart, I lost the yolk spring and the click spring. I learned quickly to protect from flying springs. However, this looked as if it would simply hinge up like an incabloc. I have serviced about 30 different watches ( I bought a large lot of mechanicals from Goodwill cheaply for this purpose. ) Becuase it looked hinged, It was not in my realm of thnking that it would ping away. I should have done more research to learn exaclty how the parashock hinges up. Thats on me for sure. And from now on, I will consider all springs to be a flight r
  13. Thanks, after seeing the pictures, I clearly removed the spring backwards.
  14. Yeah, I figured it may have landed on me. I was wearing holed fabric athletic shorts. If it made it thought one of those, its gone. When I am done with work today, I will look some more. I have a vector cone I can focus on becuase I saw the flash of light reflecting off the part and got a sence of its directon. So perhaps I will find it.
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