This is a great tool for tightening pipe hands on vintage watches and especially the centre seconds hands on 7750 chrono and reshape centre seconds hands on seiko 6138 and 6319 movements so you can repush hands on back at zero. Even short pipe. Just pick a collet, place it into the tightener and turn screw slowly, rotate hand and repeat. And presto you can now push tight hands back on. From .4mm to 2.6mm
Some time ago I bought a Bergeon micrometre (and a Seitz jewelling tool) to be able to replace damaged jewels. The micrometre works perfectly down to the exact hundredth of a millimetre but trying to measure my first jewel I bumped into a very unexpected problem; the height adjustable round table fouls the spindle (circled in red).
I don’t think, or rather I hope, that the micrometre isn’t out of order and can be adjusted so that the spindle does not bump into the table. But searching high and low I just can’t find any documentation or user manual for this type of micrometre. Being a hobbyist having spent a small fortune on these tools, this situation is very frustrating.
So, the question is, what can I do to adjust my micrometre? As I have no clue what the various parts of the micrometre are named, I have given the various parts in the pictures a letter (in yellow) so that if anyone who knows how do this (and takes pity on me ) more easily can guide me.
Keeping my fingers crossed. Hard!
im excited to be part of the community! I’m in the process of buying some of the tools I’ll need to tinker with pocket watches. My goal is to be able to take apart, clean, possibly fix, and reassemble pocket watches.
I’ve bought a gorgeous pocket watch from a defunked jeweller from the early 1900’s Michigan. I brought it to a 91 year old watch maker and he told me not to start with it. Good advice. He gave me grief in general, hooked me up with some screw drivers, a loop, and a working watch cleaning machine for $20! I’ve bought a pair of tweezers, watch repair kit, some dial protectors, oilers and am looking for the items below. Hoping you can help me out with what to look for and where to find them. Right now I’m using eBay for a lot of tools and want to manage costs.
1. What 3 chemicals do I need for the watch cleaning machine? It’s not an ultra sonic or whatever, it’s the kind with 3 glass jars. Where should I buy them for shipping to Canada.
2. What attaches to the rotating arm of the machine to go inside the glass jars? A tiny cage to put all the pieces in? Are they universal or do I need the specific one for this machine?
3. Oil and grease. I will stick to pocket watches only and will probably buy elign, Waltham, vostok, and any other pocket watches between $0-$40. I don’t want to buy 19 oils at this point. The basics so I can clean and lube a watch without wrecking it. If that means correctly lubricating 90% of it with 3 oils, great. Moebius seems to be the most popular. Which lubes do you recommend? From my research it seems I need 1 grease, 1 high velocity oil, 1 low velocity oil
4. Mainspring winder. I can’t tell what brand or size I need. It seems 9-15. Are there specific companies that only make pocket watch winders or does Bergeron make them for wrist watches and pocket watches? I assume both so how do I tell a winder from Bergeron works with one of the other as an example. Seller doesn’t always know.
5. Does anyone have any suggestions for books about learning watch repair?
6. The watch I have isn’t an elign for example. Its probably a stock movement of the time put into one of his pocket watches. How would I find the technical guide? Are there rules of thumb? Do you just google tech specs in general for each movement?
7. I was planning on taking pics of my tools and watches to post on here in a different thread. Is that a good idea? What thread is best?
Thanks a million and have a good night!!!!!
I just got a K&D mainspring winder very cheap, but the tool is a bit stuck and the spring does not open when the ring is loosened. I would like to clean and oil the spring. Any clues on how to disassemble the winder? I don't want to ruin the threads turning the wrong way or using pliers...
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Hello, I got an old Orient Deluxe with an Orient 4951 movement in it. I tried to look on the web for technical documentation on this movement but I could not find anything. Please if you have any technical doc that will help me a lot in my project. Thanks in advance
Thank you everyone for your input. It is very informative. I haven’t actually tried yet to adjust the beat error closer to the zero reading because the watch is running so accurate at the moment. It has now been five days and the watch has only lost 14 seconds to date. Can I ask another question then please. If the watch is running so accurately (in my opinion) what is the benefit in trying to get the beat error back to zero on the time grapher. Will it damage anything if left as it is? Thanks again all for your responses
Is Kalle saying not to clean watch parts in that type of (powerful) ultrasonic, or not to clean them with ultrasonic at all? All high end professional watch cleaning machines have been ultrasonic, with or without agitation, since the '60s. I've have never, ever, had an issue from ultrasonic on watch parts.