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  1. This is for my Waltham 1883 pocket watch. I watched videos on jewel replacement and i'm more confused now than when i started. The jewel in question is for the bottom pivot of the pallet fork. The jewel is shattered but still in the setting. Do i just replace the jewel? Do i replace the entire setting including the metal? Thank you all for your help! The pictures below show the jewel from the top of the plate, and then from the bottom of the plate, marked with blue marker.
  2. Hi all, I picked up a lovely Heuer chronograph pocket watch with a Valjoux 61 single button chronograph movement. I didn't notice when I bought it but the pusher which should sit within the crown is missing. The pusher within the crown pushes down two pins which you can see in the pictures, the pins then push a sleeve which sits over the crown, this then actuates the start, stop and reset of the chronograph. Unfortunately I have no idea where to find a replacement... anyone have any ideas? The dimensions seem to be quite different to old pusher pocket watch crowns. The crown is 8.0mm in diameter, the tube diameter is 3.1mm and the cavity for the pusher atop the crown is about 3.9mm Thanks in advance!
  3. I use the term "restoration" lightly. I did a full service, cleaned the case in an ultrasonic, and replaced the crystal. When I got the watch, it wasn't running, and now it is, so I'll take what I can get.
  4. I have a Junghans J36 alarm pocket watch with a gun metal case. I'm in the process of restoring it. I need technical information on its proper disassembly/assembly. Right now all I can find is sales catalog information (from the NAWCC). Ranfft also has a couple of bits. Anybody know how to take these apart safely? I'm a little hesitant to tear into it. I also need some info on dial restoration i.e., who might be able to restore the dial. Thanks!
  5. Hello This is my very first watch service, and I need some help identifying the mainspring, and perhap also the movement. What I know so far is: BWC pocketwatch 41mm FEF movement, no serial number or any other code I can see in it. The mainspring is: 1.22mm height, 0.25mm thickness, ~51cm long. The barrel has an internal dimeter of 16.21mm. I've opened all the FEF documents I could find in the cousinsuk website, but I was unable to get my one. Can you please help me finding the replacement for the mainspring since the bridle is broken? I found this one that seems very similar, but I dunno if it would be ok or not considering that the measurements are donw with a caliper Thanks in advance for all the help. Alessio
  6. After having experimented with some very cheap watches I thought it was time to attempt something a little nicer. Bought this silver pocket watch and took it apart. Noticed quite a few of the jewels were shattered so is likely to be beyond my skill set at the moment to restore anyway. Despite that, I decided, probably unwisely, to examine the mainspring and measure it up for a replacement so rendering it useless in the process. The measurement I have taken are: Height: 2.6mm Thickness 0.2mm Length: 520mm ID of barrel: 16.5mm Type TR Then I find out there is no replacement to be found in the TR book which I accessed through the Cousins website. Am I not looking properly or have I made a big mistake in assuming a replacement could be found? Many thanks.
  7. Quite a rare old watch lever set 18s running very well. Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Years of Operation: 1868-1886 Production Jewels: 7-19 Jewels Production Sizes: 18s, 16s, 8-6s Total Production: ~12,000 Factory Building Status: Demolished
  8. I recently acquired an Illinois pocket watch that appears to have a screw on front and back. I was able to unscrew the front with great effort. A lot of dirt and grime dropped out. I need to get the back off. There are no grab points so, I have tried a rubber ball and failed. If it was a bolt, I would use heat, but that’s not an option. I am afraid to use penetrating oil for fear of damaging the porcelain face. I am assuming that the watch is in the 100 year old range but won’t know until I get the serial number off the movement. it is clear, the case has not been opened in a very long time. What is the best way to open it?
  9. Looking for advice. Daughter (7) bought me a pocket watch from a second hand store. The hunter case crown is missing a cap to open the front. It appears to be threaded. Essinger seems to have the right replacement part. I can't figure out how to get the stem and crown out. I think this is an old Belle Suisse 8810. Help? Also I know it is posted to wrong forum but this was the only non grayed out option.
  10. I am new to watch repair, but have successfully repaired, cleaned and oiled several pocket watches. This picture is from an Elgin pocket watch that I am currently working on. The piece indicated by the arrow, obviously assists in toggling between winding and setting via the clutch pinion but, as you can see, there is no screw in the hub to hold it in place. However, in the bridge, above the piece indicated, is a small screw in a threaded through-hole that is not retaining any other pieces and, at first glance, appeared to be doing nothing. I assume it is there to somehow retain the piece shown, and possibly adjust the resistance/tension of that piece. I've haven't seen one like this yet. What exactly is the mystery screw supposed to be doing, and how do I adjust it to do so?
  11. Hello, I have a lovely antique cylinder escapement pocket watch that I've serviced and got running beautifully but now I have a problem with the minute hand falling off. I think it's known as a pin hole fitting hand. On measuring the hand it shows approx. 0.40mm, and then on measuring the arbor diameter with the vernier guage, it's also 0.40mm so it's very near but won't even grip when mounted. Photos provided of the job. Does anybody have a technique I can use to get the hand to fit?
  12. I am working on an Elgin pocket watch grade 312. It was an estate sale purchase and was not running when purchased. I assumed that it was not running because it was very dirty and thought cleaning would solve all the problems. I completely disassembled it and ran it through an ultrasound cleaner and rinse. It came out bright and shiny and when I started to reassemble for the first time I saw that there was NO roller jewel! So, what now? Can the roller jewel be replaced by a person with very modest ability? I am including two pictures of the balance and roller plate. I do not see any sign of where it was attached. Thanks in advance for any guidance. Bill H.
  13. I'm as green as they come and need a scrap movement for practice. I scored this on an eBay auction for $0.99 (+ $4.99 shipping, LOL) First inspection shows it not in terrible condition. The balance and escapement move at least, but it doesn't wind (very stiff) and the keyless works are either rusted fast or broken (the stem does not move in or out). I'll be taking this very slowly, since it's educational more than anything else. Please note the high quality cardboard case ring.
  14. It's been a while since I've worked on a movement as old as this. A friend asked me to look at whether I could get his great-grandmother's watch working again. When I first saw it, I thought it was an old 1920's ladies wristwatch, though thought it odd that the winding stem is at 12. However, on closer examination, it resembles more of an old pocket watch movement. Now amazingly, the watch is ticking when wound but I cannot pull the stem to set the hands. On removing the dial, I can see the yoke and yoke spring on the opposite side. But would I be right in thinking that it is missing the setting lever? There is a space that looks suspiciously like there could have been a setting lever there once but I could be wrong. I'd also be interested to hear your opinions on the age of the movement. I'm thinking around 1900. What's more surprising is that when the case is closed, you don't see the chipped porcelain around the edges, so thick is the bevel. It looks so nice and ornate and when the case is closed. Would love to be able repair but have my doubts. Any ideas about the keyless works? Thanks in advance.
  15. Hi all, i desperatley need the third wheel of the above pocket watch, the spring snapped and has damaged the pivot on the wheel, can anyone help? ive searched online and everything i can find has already been sold!
  16. I'd like to try my hand at converting a vintage pocket into a wristwatch. For anyone who knows, what size pocket watch should I aim for and what's the best source for an appropriate sized case? Is a 'Hunter' best for this? What's the best solution for a winding stem and if I have to go with a case that's not drilled for the stem, what's the best solution? In other words, what best practice for this mod?? Any help would be appreciated. thanks
  17. Hi Everyone I hope you are all well. It has been 12 months or so since I last logged in, and shamefully about the same since I pulled out my box of old watches. I was browsing the 'Bay' as always and really liked the look of this Waltham Traveler. I picked it up for less than £10 and would like to use it as my first restoration project. I have undertaken minor repairs in the past but nothing like this, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. I need to find a key to see if it winds & runs, repair/service it and source the hands and a case, which is uncharted territory for me and I'm not sure how easily they are sized / sourced. Any help, advice or pointers that you guys may be useful to me will be greatly received Many thanks in advance Dave
  18. Hello, I have recently bought and serviced this lovely 100 year old 'Spikins from Dent' pocket watch. The movement seems higher quality than some watches of this era that I've serviced, having 15 jewels, and being warranted English. It is housed in a solid silver Dennison Watch Case Co. case and has a 1918 Birmingham hallmark. Given the above info and the attached photos, would anybody be able to identify and tell me whether this is any particular brand of movement? I notice an S in a five-pointed star on the train bridge - is this a trade mark on a movement?
  19. Hi, I am very new to the hobby of watch repair/refurbishment and self taught thus far so please forgive any stupid questions! I recently stripped down, cleaned, oiled and reassembled a Waltham pocket watch (pictured) but the balance has poor oscillation, stops when tilted at a certain angle and the movement makes a noise in addition to the usual tick which sounds like something is hitting off something it shouldn't. I've stripped the movement down again and checked every part for signs of damage (finding none) and also replaced the mainspring which has improved things but there's still something off. Any ideas on what it might be would be much appreciated.
  20. Hi all, Strangely, I'm was able to find out any information for the above and have not been able to get on NAWCC message board for whole of this week. Need the information to look at possible options for hands. TIA!
  21. Hi all, I made a great fleamarket finding but as usual there is at least one issue. The subject is an old renova pocket watch with a built-in alarm. According to my searches on the internet, it was re-branded on the dial for various companies. Mine was branded with RENOVA (which matches the watch movement engravings) and a Brand of a local Jewelries dealer (Ed. Barth, Zurich). So far so good, as the alarm and everything was working, I could not set the time, so I had to disassemble it to find out how it is supposed to work and how to fix it. I found out that the usual technique for setting the time would have been just pulling the crown out. But there is one part broken, which prevent the mechanism to stay in place. See the following fotos: Next a picutre how it is supposed to look inside. For a better view I removed the piece and made a photo how it should look like. So my question is now, can you either help me to source this part for a swiss renova movement or do you know which caliber /replacement is identical? Or do you got ideas on how to make one by myself? I got very limited ability in making metal work by myself. If someone feels like in the mood on doing one for me, please let me know what would be the costs. I could spend some bugs but not a massive investment, as the watch itself is not worth so much money. I am happy to make a better photo with meassurements or provide a scan of the part with scaleing etc. And jup, that beast had grease allover the place and needs a cleaning. Greetings Max
  22. Alright, just acquired this Waltham Vanguard from a local auction on the cheap and was told it was in working condition - it isn't. Turning the crown offers little resistance (a bit) but does not tighten the main spring and popping up the crown does not let me set the time (hands won't move). In fact, turning the crown won't make the crown wheel move at all. That being said, lightly tapping the balance wheel will give it some power and it starts ticking briefly and the seconds hand moves normally. The movement appear to be loose in the case as it almost pops out when I flip it over. What would the diagnosis be ? What I also find strange (and this is probably a stupid newbies observation is that there is a lever as well. It is listed as pendant (stem) adjustment and it "pops" accordingly but I wonder what the lever is for then if time is meant to be set in a pendant fashion ? Thank you!
  23. Hi there, I have been privileged to get my hands on this lovely old Centre Seconds Chronograph pocket watch. This will be my first project to disassemble, clean up and oil, and hopefully get working. The balance wheel swings and ticks for a few seconds so feel confident it will work. When I checked by removing the face, the movement was smothered in quite high viscosity oil and was dirty. The hands can be set fine but I'm aware that the second hand is missing so will try and source one. The photos are of it as I received it from ebay at a bargain auction price of 99p!! But my main question is how can I identify the age of this beauty? You may just see that under the inner cover, there is the number 13 embossed (similar to a hallmark embossing but not a HM). Could this be 1913? Any ideas, and any other tips/cautions for disassembly, cleaning and reassembly would also be greatly appreciated as I am a complete practising beginner (My only knowledge/theory obtained from Mark's fantastic videos) so for sure, will no to let down the main spring first! Thank you, Adam
  24. Hi everyone, I’m glad to have found this forum through the youtube channel, it seems like a very active and friendly community. I’ve always been fascinated by early technology, automatons, watches and antiques in general. My previous hobby (short lived but intense) was collecting/restoring trunks which wasn’t exactly practical living in a small apartment! I stumbled on my great grandfather’s pocket watch last month in parents basement while helping them clean things up and it has revived my passion for these. I was able (to my surprise) to find all about it within a couple of minutes thanks to google and pocketwatchdatabase and from there on well.. I’ve spent way too many hours reading, watching videos and now, bidding on auctions and checking the classifieds J At the moment my collection is limited to 3 watches but I intended to add to it and Iearn as I go. Above and beyond the collecting aspect, I want to understand and, if possible, maintain/fix them..down the road. I ordered a few books already, horribly cheap Chinese tool (knowing it is not a great idea but at 20$ it shall satisfy my curiosity for now) and if all goes well, I should inherit a few damaged movements that need to be looked into. Verge Fusées caught my attention (of course.. expensive stuff) and I’m hoping to find some experts on here from whom I could learn. If by coincidence there are some members willing to share their knowledge in the Quebec (Montreal) area, give me a shout! Looking forward to interesting discussions,
  25. My name is Jim Haney. I just registered. I live in eastern TN. I am a NAWCC member. I do repairs. I have been collecting for 25+ years, mostly pocket watches. I have a complete Hamilton collection, all sizes & grades,including all the Military grades.. Look foward to helping in any way.
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