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  1. Hello. I am working on this vintage A.Schild movement and a jewel on the wheel bridge. It is a jewel for the 3rd wheel but is cracked so needs replacement. I measured the outer and inner diameter and they are 1.2mm and 0.17mm respectively. Could any one help me find the replacement for this jewel?? I am always grateful for your help.
  2. Hi All I've an 11 jewel 1879 Waltham pocket watch with very old and pitted jewels, particularly 4th and escape wheel. They've caused a bit of uneven wear on the pivots so I'm getting wavey traces on the timegrapher. I've polished the pivots and this has improved the situation a fair bit, but would really like to replace the old jewels. Now, as they are held in chatons, is there any way of purchasing replacement jewels complete in the chatons? I had assumed since Waltham made bajillions of watches that spares for the jewels in chatons would be simple to find, but I'm buggered if I can! Am just I going to have to try and put replacement jewels in the existing chatons? I'm just a hobbyist, but am a bit of a perfectionist so would like to get the watch running as well as I can. She's a lovely heavy size 18. Next watch I'm on to is an accutron space view... A bit of a different beast! Cheers in advance guys.
  3. Today, after about six weeks of intermittent efforts, I finally got the incabloc spring fit into the setting. Good thing too as it was the next to last of this size in my parts stock. But, you must defeat the demon, you cannot give up. RMD VID_20181121_131734671.mp4
  4. I have a nice AS 1746/47 movement I was servicing and when I attempted to remove the lower balance jewel for cleaning/oiling, the incabloc spring broke. I've sourced the spring and removed the setting from the plate, but this is the devil trying to set the spring hinge into the setting. Anyone have any tips that might make this a bit more successful? Thanks, RMD
  5. Hello! Do you press a jewel from the top or from the bottom (bottom being towards the wheel)? Or doesn't it matter? Thank you!
  6. I managed to break one half of the retaining clip on the balance bridge incabloc. (movement is a FL - Cal 253) I cleaned/oiled the cap jewel and it is being held on by on half of the retaining clip. I have assembled the movement and it is running--I have turned the movement so that the broken jewel clip is facing down and it has not fallen out of the movement. So my "stupid" question is should I just leave it as is? This is a hobby watch so if it breaks I'll just fix it again. OR, should I spend the $18 + $4 shipping and order an new incabloc from Cousins in the U.K.???? If I get a new incabloc can I remove the clip from the new part and install in the incabloc that is already installed on the balance bridge??? I found a Youtube video that shows someone doing this--but don't know if it will work on my particular movement?? Any help would be a "help" as I am new to the watch hobby. Thanks, Tracy
  7. Hi guys and girls! I have recently dug into a AS1730- movement. While putting the automatic winding assembly together I noticed that the bridge had two capped jewel holes. Looking at them through a microscope (pictures attached) one can clearly see that there are some fluid residing between the jewels and the caps. Probably fluid left from the cleaning? Now I need to know how to pop the assembly open to remove this fluid. Maybe I can push the entire assembly out with the staking tool or something, hoping for it to come apart?
  8. In this video You can see how to alter a jewel to preferred dimensions. Recently i ordered a jewel lot from Redrooster UK so i was choosing one with good external diameter and thickness. 0.17mm hole was drilled, oil cap was burnished and the flat side was polished. Ugly video but i hope You can find it usefull.
  9. I have been experiencing issues with my 2892 a2, i have a damaged Jewel in the main plate, the jewel for the third wheel is cracked, unfortunately i have little or no power though the drive train and shocking amplitude (108) I have had a look around but cant seem to find where to source a new jewel, are they available or am i looking at a new main plate ? Many thanks in advance
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