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.
Ahh.. 1978 - the first episode of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was transmitted on BBC Radio 4 (and received by your truly on a battered old transistor set he repaired himself), NASA launched the Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the Afghan civil war began (and is still going), Jimmy Carter is US president and James Callaghan is PM here in the UK, and somewhere in the world, that Timex came off the production line.
Thanks for that, I will pop it in and see what his advice is. Just getting it to keep reasonable time would prolly be best. The more I find out about it the more I think it’s probably 1920 ish......still an “old ‘un” but it’s not like it’s by a famous maker or anything.