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57 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Hi Richard.  The center can is best left alone unless the pivot hole is worn then it needs removing using large levers as does the kidney cam(gathering pallet) to be correct.   A pair of levers or a puller, I use levers and have no problems.

Thanks, I've read that nitromors won't affect steel, is that true, if I leave the centre wheel and gathering pallet in place? 

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Hi Richard  It will remove paints, varnish Lacquers from many surfaces, I have used it on steel, wood and brass with no problems but you mut clean it all off thoroughly. I use warm soapy water then dry well to remove all moisture once done clean the clock in the normal way.

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 Horolacq is what I always use on French Carriage Clock movements and cases. You need to get the clear, also a nice very fine paint artist brush flat style if possible. This stuff drys very quick, be careful not to handle parts with your fingers wear finger cots if you can. 

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The Harris MK1 clock mainspring winder is underway, photos to follow.  So far £0 but I may have to go mad and spend £20 to finish it. Hehe. 

What's the best way of cleaning the bottom/ dial side plate?  Terminology?  I usually use lighter fluid followed by IPA, it would cost a fortune, could I use petrol, followed by IPA? 

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15 hours ago, RichardHarris123 said:

Might end up at £30, I'm going crazy.  Thanks for the help. 

What sort of mainspring winder have you bought for £20 as oldhippy says they are not cheap, have you got the capture rings for the mainspring with it, what make is it and did you buy it from ebay?

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Ok, after the conversation about quality tools!!!! 

Not finished and very crude but it worked well. I attached the barrel to some wood with a plastic clip and held that in a  vise as a temporarymeasure.

The ratchet is removable and I can utilise different sizes of socket from the let down tool. 

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Hi Richard   well done I like the design simple yet effctive, what did you use for the retainer, it worked well.

By the way I believe the watch (Half Hunter) is by A Schild maybe a 168 ?  inported by George Stockwell  who was a major importer at the time,  more to do.

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1 hour ago, watchweasol said:

Hi Richard   well done I like the design simple yet effctive, what did you use for the retainer, it worked well.

By the way I believe the watch (Half Hunter) is by A Schild maybe a 168 ?  inported by George Stockwell  who was a major importer at the time,  more to do.

Thank you, an advanced member like you appreciative it, means a lot.  Keep me updated on the half hunter. 

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