Hi all, working on my 5106- xxxx, with 33 jewels, no less, and two things have come to puzzle me that I'm predicting someone here can resolve. One, I'm pretty sure the cap jewels under the tiny "C" spring are flat against the pivot and domed against the "C" spring. The reason I know this is my watch runs after cleaning, but reluctantly, so I suspect a jewel is in upside down and that domed face has removed any end shake and/or added preload. I did look carefully, and could see any, but those jewels are really tiny. Second question, is there a technique and/ or tool someone can recommend to remove these little blighters? I've used the tip of my tweezers so far and distorted one spring, and savaged another. There has to be a better way. The big tri-lobed spring for the balance is no problem, by the way. Suggestions?
Hallo. My Thomas Earnshaw ES 8059 automatic watch stop working. I did some research so basically company is using Chinese parts… however It is a gift from very important person and I also love design of watch so I really want to keep it.
It does not responds to winder, only when I “shake” left/right it, it starts working but only for 5-10 minutes.
Any idea if this can be fixed??
Also I am interesting in, what movement it has… I tried to find info, but I cant get it.
Thank you all.
@EatPeach asked if it would be OK for keyless work, and I would suggest that this is the one part of the watch I would risk it on. I have used engine oil on an old low value alarm clock, and it worked fine. Furthermore, I expect it will continue to work fine, and it is infinitely better than no oil at all.
I wouldn't use engine oil on an expensive pocket watch. However the original manufacturer of the pocket watch probably used whale oil or similar, so arguably synthetic motor oil is better than whale oil.
I guess the reality is that if you intend to keep the watch, no problem, experiment as much as you like. If you are doing things commercially, then you may not want to risk it. Personally I would give it a try, but then again, I would only try it on a low cost piece to start with.