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Robbie010

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  1. After what started out as a fairly successful afternoon reinstalling a fusee and chain on my pocket watch, I managed to apply too much pressure when handling the movement and accidentally snapped the bottom pivot on the balance wheel! I doubt a replacement can be found and if repairable, it is well beyond my capabilities. Is there anyone on the forum that could assist with repairing or replacing this!??
  2. After what started out as a fairly successful afternoon reinstalling a fusee and chain on my pocket watch, I managed to apply too much pressure when handling the movement and accidentally snapped the bottom pivot on the balance wheel! I doubt a replacement can be found and if repairable, it is well beyond my capabilities. Is there anyone on the forum that could assist with repairing or replacing this!??
  3. Evening all, Having bought a job lot of fusee’s off eBay and had no luck in finding a suitable replacement, I thought I might ask if any fellow forum members might have a suitable replacement languishing in a box somewhere that I could purchase?? Winding Square Height - 9mm Cog Diameter - 19mm Pivot - 0.9mm Thanks
  4. The outer watch case back looks as though it may have had some markings but they are long since worn away. However, the inside of the watch case back has a few markings which look hand inscribed rather than stamped. They are: addio ABABA N94P8/43 189168 SJN + JHN Do these mean anything to anyone?
  5. Can anyone tell whether this is a friction fitted centre wheel? How do I remove this?
  6. The only markings on the movement are a number 5 stamped on the main plate and number 3 stamped on the bridge plate. There are some faint marking inside the case back which I’ll try and get a better look at after its been through the sonic cleaner but the outer case back is well worn....
  7. @WatchMaker is right, it looks as though the hack is spring loaded and just stops the watch when the pusher is pressed. So is this a first world trench watch then? I wondered what the dial markings were for. Anyhow, I did a little more teardown this morning, very strange looking pallet fork and no impulse pin or jewel on the balance, just a piece of metal:
  8. Removed the hacking mechanism and the watch is ticking away merrily! It must have been stuck on.
  9. I’ve removed the wristwatch from its case, the first thing that strikes me is a very strange balance wheel / pallet fork setup. The pallet fork I have never seen before, I did a quick sketch:
  10. Decided to take a quick look at a couple of new project watches that I picked up last week from an aquaintance, just wondering if anyone is familiar with them and can point me to any resources that may help with the planned service / repair: This one marked as Corteberts 592 R: This one looks Russian, marked 18KAMHEN 3602: This one I am told is trench watch, no initial markings but what looks like an interesting hacking mechanism?:
  11. Interesting calculator! Thanks I can only assume it has something to do with the age of the watch, being an old fusee pocket watch?
  12. Thanks. Only 2 options come up: 2.50 x 0.20 x 17 x 580 or 2.50 x 0.20 x 15.5 x 480 The original spring was: 2.50 x 0.20 x 17 x 410 Not sure where to go from here, my instinct is to go for the 15.5 x 480 as the spring is still longer than the original, even though it is for a smaller barrel??
  13. I am looking for a “holed” replacement mainspring (without bridle) for an old fusee pocket watch and a fellow forum member pointed me towards one on the cousins website. https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/filter/mainsprings-by-size-watch-pocket Two issues: First, the spring is simply listed as “non-automatic” and doesn’t say how it is terminated. However...... Second, the spring is substantially longer than the original, the original spring was roughly 410mm and the cousins one is 580mm. Are mainsprings easy to alter, maybe snip the spring down to size and drill or punch a
  14. Found a job lot of fusee’s on ebay for £15. Took a punt, fingers crossed I can either steal a click from one or simply replace the whole fusee if one matches.
  15. Thank you. I decided to strip the fusee before looking for a spring and may have met disaster.... after opening the fusee it looks as though one of the tiny clicks has broken off its tip. I can’t imagine this will be easilly replaced!
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