I have an Elgin 770 with a pallet fork with a broken upper arbor pivot. I've searched for a replacement pallet fork without success. I'm told I might be able to buy an arbor and replace the broken piece. Assuming I could find such a beast, is it possible to use my staking set to R&R the arbor? No jeweling set available.
This is a beautiful, but unusual watch band. And it's WAY too big. I have looked for different watch band styles to work out how I can re-size this, but can't seem to figure out what to call this style of band to do the search, none are matching with this one. I have tried to pull on the pins to remove them from the band, but this only resulted in bending some of the pins (as you see). A surprising result to me, but this must have been the result of the side-laying pins, and not the ones I was pulling on directly. I decided to cease & desist, and am willing to take it to a jeweler to resize it, but would like to see if anyone here can help first.
Hello all , does anyone no where i can get replacement Tag chrono pushers for tag cv2a1ac.fc6380 , I don't know about where you guys live but here in Australia the swatch group has every thing all but taken away .My fiends Tag had a chrono button unscrewed and he lost the spring and pusher . I could replace them with generic ones , but that would devalue the watch .Thanks all pushers like this https://images.app.goo.gl/CYu3TPMTVsH9kkon9
Currently waiting on the postal service to deliver a Benrus CE13 (ETA930) movement. The cost for the complete movement was much less than international dial can refurb one. I bought it for a watch on which the dial has yellowed over time. .
It made a mark on me too. It's why, if I stumble upon a particularly well-crafted movement in a really nice watch that is advertised as "non-running" or "for parts", I try to procure it and restore it. Before scrappers come to get it, if I can. They'll just melt the case and sell the movement for jewelry parts. So many were beautiful works of art, as well as marvelous mechanisms for their time. And the craftsmanship that went into them! It so very different from the computer-designed components we see today. Computers do not have an eye for aesthetics. But long ago, humans were combining aesthetics and accuracy in lovely ways. And some of those artisans struggled to keep bread and cheese on their table.
Yes. This is the video that prompted me to look into getting an automatic oiler again. Several years ago I asked my mentor about automatic oilers. His opinion was that it was an unnecessary luxury. He tends to be old school and even makes his own precision oilers from sewing needles.
But recently I've been restoring pre 60's watches and they don't have shock springs. It's a real pain to lubricate such jewels.
I don't know if any of you have this problem with steel oilers, but here in Singapore, it's so humid that if I leave my oilers uncapped on my bench for a couple of days, it'll start rusting.
I might get one of these Chinese oilers as with the discounts and coupons, it comes to 1/3 the price of a Bergeon.