Hi to all from Poland.
Just a few lines to tell you all about myself.
Hi to all from Poland….. My name is David. I was born in Ilford Essex 64 years ago and now live in Poland.
My Dad is still alive (just) he is 93 years young and been a watchmaker all his life until he retired 25 years ago. (had shop in Southend Essex)
My interest in watch repairing was not so when I was younger, still not, more into clocks as they say…… BUT this has not stopped me sticking tools into the back of watches……
Mark has been a good teacher, I have been following most of his video’s (Thanks Mark) for all the info.
Now I had all my Dads tools and the rest of his material he had left over, sold quite a bit but still kept some. Also I had the watch he promised me a very long time ago. The watch is a Jaeger-LeCoultre, model number 431673 with the number under the balance, P450/4c.
What I am looking to do with this watch is to restore it to its fine glory, problem is I need a watch case for it, the dial (plus hands) to be restored but most of all I need the centre sweep.
If I can require all these OR FIND SOMEONE TO RESTORE IT FOR ME before my dad departs I can show him that this watch can be restored. As you can see from the photos. So any help will be much appreciated.
Mark, thanks for the workshop info, will be building my NEW one very soon.
With 4 winds the amplitude is 250 and rate is still 999. The regulator is set as far to slow (near end curve) as possible.
This mainspring is from the donor. It looked cleaner than the original. I don't have rewinding tools so don't clean the mainspring.
I'll transfer the original mainspring back this week. However, the donor watch looked ok on the timegrapher. Is it possible that the donor hairspring will only work in the donor watch? At the moment the watch has a donor balance cock and jewels, donor hairspring and mainspring.
I have loads of books but have not seen any references to this type of case.
I would say that most books have photos of the dial side but do not show photos of a virtually plain solid back.
I was asking if anyone knew of this type of case and how I could get into it
The one which uses this back, I have found, is mostly the Dynamic model which I have never been drawn to, so had no need to investigate. Hence my lack of knowledge.
You seem to have taken some offence with the post, I don't know why, but a bit of help with a simple problem would have been appreciated.
As I said earlier I got help and explanation from another source and now know more about this watch. Surely this is what collecting is all about