I would try replacing the cracked jewel, before doing any pivot polishing. Did you use smoothing broaches on the barrel, and what was the result? My advice is not to change anything you can't change back, unless you're absolutely sure you need to.
"Shelter in Place" has me working on a Movado chronograph I picked up some time ago. The case is a Taubert/Borgel and needed the pendant tube repaired. Now with that out of the way I need to cut a new cork gasket and figure out how to squeeze it into the tube (that should be fun).
Thank you Nucejoe.
To further my introduction to this forum, I am, at best, an amateur 'watch repairer'. Primarily, I am interested in mechanical watches, and plan to maintain and repair some that I own.
However, until I am learned and competent enough to tackle my mechanical wind-ups, I am practicing on a sleek men’s Glycine quartz dress watch from the early 90’s. I am replacing the movement. In my search for insight about how to do this replacement I began lurking on this forum and perused other on-line sites for useful information. It seems though that the movement must come out through the front of this watch. I have ordered a replacement that is the same as the movement the watch currently has and some tools to aid my endeavor – wish me luck.
I live in Virginia, USA. Am aged mid-sixties (late to enter the game – hope I don’t become too shaky or forgetful before I am able to tackle my vintage and antique wind-ups), female (I mention this as it seems to me that very few females seem interested in what makes watches tick!) and the Glycine I’m ‘working’ on has been generously donated by my husband.
I am not always timely in responding to posts, so please do not feel I am intentionally being rude. I hope all of you will be patient with me. Thank you.