Jump to content
  • 0

Musical Watch


Question

I have a musical watch that didn't cost much when purchased but has sentimental value.  It takes 3 batteries, one to run the watch and 2 to play the music.  I can get the watch to run but have trouble with the music part.  Does one battery go up and one down, both down, or up? Also there is a small spring sticking up from the watch, in the middle of no where.  Does this spring have anything to make the watch play music, sort of like a contact of some kind that needs to be in contact with the metal watch back? Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.  I love this watch and would love it even more if music again played from it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

The spring should be touching a ceramic disk which is usually glued to the inside of the watch back. Is this ceramic disk in place and will the spring touch it when the back is on?

Link to post
Share on other sites


  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Dear all, my mother gave me a Swiss pocket watch made by Robert, Gerth & Cie in 1889. It belonged to my great-great-grandfather. Wonderful watch - already with a Swiss lever escapement. Unfortunately someone in the past has taken out the the two wheels of the Geneva stop work in the mainspring barrel lid. The distance between the centers of the wheels are 4 mm. I know that it is highly unlikely to find a scrapper movement with exactly the same dimensions for the maltese cross and the finger. However I found an bought a cardboard box on ebay UK with about 100 antique mainspring barrels. And indeed in one of the barrels I found a stop work with exactly 4 mm center to center.  A fellow named Jules Grossmann from LeLocle in Switzerland wrote a treatise on watchmaking in 1905 called Lessons in Horology. In there he describes the mathematical construction of the Geneva stop work. If you follow his instructions you can very easily make a drawing. To cut a long story short. All the dimensions fit the wheels I have sourced almost perfectly (give or take a few 1/100th). Now to the problem: The hole in the maltese cross is too small for the seat on the barrel lid. However this can be easily fixed in the lathe. The square hole of the finger wheel (1.3 mm) is too large for the square on the barrel arbour (1.0 mm).  Since I am only an amateur I have absolutely no idea how to go from here. What would a watchmaker proper do?  Thanks and all the best from Hamburg, Alex     2020_sept_r_g_cie_federhaus_federhausbruecke.bmp
    • I hold the hand with a drop of Rodico on the end of whatever is handy at the moment...
    • Welcome!  Just read around a bit and you'll discover all the parts suppliers.
    • Welcome! I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you have a fondness for Omega's products?
    • Welcome! Many hairsprings have fallen victim to my, er, techniques...
×
×
  • Create New...