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A new post is not an option as there is not enough 'meat' in the mainplate.

Anil

Selamat pagi, you may want to try to find a shop that specialize in laser welding and ask them whether do could laser weld. After that maybe sand the extra metal to make it equal. Then from there, maybe think of making of new post. Tapi I think maybe it's best to source a donor watch/movement since it requires a lot of time.

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I worked on one of these or one very similar last year & the issue for me was alignment of all of the wheels to get everything in sequence. I seem to remember stripping half a dozen times to get it correct. The one I worked on chimed on the 1/4,1/2 & hours.

Very nice when it was finally running. 

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Work in progress - Smiths Streamline, Smiths Deluxe A558, Smiths Astral National 15 and a Seiko Sportsmatic 828960.

 

Just completed a Smiths Deluxe A352:

 

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How did you clean the dial?

See my posts here: http://www.watchrepa...-dial-cleaning/ the second post is the dial from the watch above.

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Gentlemen, can one of you please send me a private message to instruct me on how to start a new thread in this forum? I'm using iPad mini, and I've been using Internet and forums for >30 years, but I can't figure this out! I want to discuss the perplexing problem of a battery operated Seiko Perpetual calendar which gains about 30 minutes a day.

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Gentlemen, can one of you please send me a private message to instruct me on how to start a new thread in this forum? I'm using iPad mini, and I've been using Internet and forums for >30 years, but I can't figure this out! I want to discuss the perplexing problem of a battery operated Seiko Perpetual calendar which gains about 30 minutes a day.

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Go to the home page.

Click on "Watch repairs help and advice"

Click on "Start new topic" at the top right hand side. It is a black coloured tick box.

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Geo, thanks for your efforts. I couldn't do it from a Windows 8 PC either. It's almost 4 AM here. I'll give up for now and hope someone will have diagnosed my problem by my next visit tomorrow.

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This may be a useful clue: I seem to have two names associated with the same email address: swordfish and echevlen. Tomorrow I plan to uninstall the software, and if necessary create a new account to see if that solves the problem.

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Hi,

   I was at one of our daughters visiting yesterday. She suggested that my son-in-law show me a grandfather clock that he inherited from his grandfather so I could maybe get it running. I wasn't sure what I was expecting but I was not ready for what I found. There was a box of cut wood parts, a Jauch movement and nothing that even looked like a clock. Basically it was a grandfather clock kit that had been stored in a basement for 20 years. I'll post some pictures later.

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I remember a box of wooden parts which were supposed to be the legs of a marble-top table.

 

The parts were held together by wooden dowels and I spent half a day getting the parts back together. A big help was the different colours, the table sat for a long time in the kitchen and smoke and dirt covered one side while the other was slightly 'cleaner'. The parts would only fit one way.. if the wrong dowel was used it would either be too tight or too loose.

 

This table probably dated from the turn of the century, impressive what they could do in the past with just hand tools and ingenuity.

 

Anil

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This table probably dated from the turn of the century, impressive what they could do in the past with just hand tools and ingenuity.

 

There were some pretty good machine tools in 2000! ;)

Seriously though, it sounds like a good project you're working on, you must post a picture when the restoration is complete.

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As promised here are some pictures of the clock or clock parts. The picture of the parts in the box is sort of what I first saw. Another shows the base almost finished, then the waist and just today after work did a little bit on the hood. Also got a picture of part of the instruction book, now don't for a minute think any of the parts are marked. By the way the kit was made by Emperor clocks out of Alabama.

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