Hey guys. I'm trying to clean a very dirty train wheel bridge. But this particular bridge's cap jewels are sealed. I can't not remove the cap jewel and clean it throughout. Do you have any experience to deal with it?
BTW, I don't use machine to clean watch parts. Usually I use No.120 Solvent oil to soak and brush parts and then rinse with IPA.
I am trying to service an old sekonda 30 jewel watch.
I have just broken a jewel shock spring which is for the balance wheel while trying to remove it to clean and oil the jewel.
How should I have removed the spring for future reference and refit?
I think I have found a replacement on Cousins, can some one confirm it's the right part before I order please?
Shock Spring, Poljot 2609
I am working on this vintage A.Schild movement and a jewel on the wheel bridge.
It is a jewel for the 3rd wheel but is cracked so needs replacement.
I measured the outer and inner diameter and they are 1.2mm and 0.17mm respectively.
Could any one help me find the replacement for this jewel??
I am always grateful for your help.
I've an 11 jewel 1879 Waltham pocket watch with very old and pitted jewels, particularly 4th and escape wheel. They've caused a bit of uneven wear on the pivots so I'm getting wavey traces on the timegrapher. I've polished the pivots and this has improved the situation a fair bit, but would really like to replace the old jewels.
Now, as they are held in chatons, is there any way of purchasing replacement jewels complete in the chatons? I had assumed since Waltham made bajillions of watches that spares for the jewels in chatons would be simple to find, but I'm buggered if I can!
Am just I going to have to try and put replacement jewels in the existing chatons?
I'm just a hobbyist, but am a bit of a perfectionist so would like to get the watch running as well as I can. She's a lovely heavy size 18.
Next watch I'm on to is an accutron space view... A bit of a different beast!
Cheers in advance guys.
Today, after about six weeks of intermittent efforts, I finally got the incabloc spring fit into the setting. Good thing too as it was the next to last of this size in my parts stock. But, you must defeat the demon, you cannot give up.
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i cant make out the name but it could be german. if it was swiss i could imagine the dial will say incabloc on it since by the case and dial style puts this watch somewhere in the 1940s- early 50s....a picture of the movement will a big help in the identification of this watch