Hello and calling all military experts .Yesterday I picked up a few kilo of pocket watch parts and other bits and pieces of vintage horology timepieces .In amongst the assortment was this Australian issued pocket watch.I have a question about the markings on the back . I know about the Elgin side of things ,this has the grade 594 movement gold colored and dated to 1943 .However I have done lots of trolling on the net and cannot find what the marking beside the serial number underneath the first D is . If one of you highly knowledgeable collectors could tell me anything about this watch and is it worth restoring .I need to replace the broken balance staff, but thats all .I can source original hands for this model . What do you know please share.
greetings all-been a few months since I've visited hope all is well with everyone. question: do any charts exist telling of American screw thread sizes for vintage pocket watches? I seem to be having a tough time finding anything other than the fact that back then prior to the 1955 "thread summit" I'll call it, where the European and American powers-that-be agreed on a universal standard thread pitch across the board(UNM miniature), that European was metric and American was their standard inch pitches, with the exception of Elgin and Waltham, who made their own specific(adding to my frustrating confusion) threads. I have threaded holes I need to repair and/or chase, and I'd just like to have it handy if I need it. maybe I haven't looked deep enough?
I'm trying to release the tension in the mainspring on an Elgin grade 144 pocket watch and unlike my grade 291, this one has a hidden click and the main barrel is tucked underneath a plate.
I've looked online and found a single forum post stating I need to push a pin or very small object into a hole underneath the main barrel (which there is one) while simultaneously holding the stem in place to stop it from unwinding all at once.
The problem is, I've got a single screwdriver that fits in this pinhole and after poking around in a few directions, it doesn't seem to be releasing the click. I don't know if this is the right hole (it is the only one) that I'm putting it in, if it's supposed to be on a specific angle at insertion, a certain depth, etc. I've attached photos of the side of the movement and a diagram of what I am doing.
For what its worth, its a lever set.
I recently bought a lot of pocket watches on Ebay.
Between them I found an Alpina pocket watch with movement UH 1116. I saw on internet that usually is referred as Alpina 1116.
I got the following situation, while removing the wheels bridges, one of the ruby remained on the wheel.
Please take a look on the following pictures.
I also took some pictures with a microscope in order to explain better the situation.
Could you please suggest me what I should do?
Is what I got complete? Looking to another ruby it seems there is something missing (holding piece?)
Is the movement common? Do You believe I can find the bridge somewhere?
BTW I have also found a broken spring
Many thanks in advance for your suggestions
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Thank you for your introduction and welcome to this friendly forum. Ask away on here we all like to help, photos can help a lot.
Pleased to forum-meet you all. I'm here because I've enjoyed the Watch Repair Channel very much. However there are a few things I'm still very uncertain about, probably very basic stuff, so that's why I'm here, to read your posts and ask some questions. Cheers! Magnus
Hi guys. Working on my Omega 565 last night the lower (plate side) Incabloc spring broke as I tried to remove it for final cleaning and oiling. I got the lose hinge piece out after much struggle but I am in need of the spring, if someone has a spare. Happy to PayPal, or trade. I have one that appears to be serviceable from a Clone 3135 but it may not work, and I'm not sure what else I have that might work... Last thing I want is for it to come lose in the watch after it's cased up. Also, the main question: do I need to press the Incabloc setting out of the plate to install the new spring? I read on one (other) forum post that it is required (and possibly why I had trouble getting the broken piece out of the setting). I can press it out, and back in, but I want to hear is that the way to do it, before I risk further damage, or misalignment issues, moving something I don't truly need to move? Thanks in advance!