Hi I have a movement which I think has some serious problem.
I serviced it a week ago but the timegraph shows great gap between results with dial up position and dial down position.
Also the balance seems a little shaky from horizontal view when watch is running.
What can be done to make this watch run in appropriate way?
Hello. I am a hobbyist watch fan. I have recently serviced my Molnija pocket watch with caliber 3602(hand-wound movement).
Watch was back in wonderful state (shown in photos) and ran roughly 40 hours during first day of test.
After couple of days, I noticed that the watch stops after running about 30 hours although it was wound fully.
I opened it up to check what went wrong and surprised to see that mainspring had substantial amount of power remaining.
I guess the mainspring had about 10 hours of power left. What do you think had stopped the watch? Please help.
That tailstock is actually a sensitive drilling attachment. Probably worth around £100. And the cross-slide is probably worth £150 - £200 alone.
I find that most 8mm collets are interchangeable. You'll have to suck it and see. Don't bother buying them here or there: just get yourself a decent looking set. If you are planning on making clock parts or tool parts then consider getting some larger sizes too (5mm+).
Hi Duncan, welcome aboard.
I love the wooden frame that you have made for driving the turns an rather stylish piece of micro turning. You are obviously a craftsman with stylish artistic flair, and I look forward to seeing more of your endeavours in the future.
Hi, welcome and all good wishes. I gave all that gear away years ago that was left to me as I will not get into that depth of work !. Nice bit of turning. If I cannot obtain an essential spare part the job does not get done. Best regards, Mike the Jobber.