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  1. kinsler33's Avatar
    Very fine work. I'm jealous.
  2. Robert Gift's Avatar
    Thank you for the close-uphotos and explanations.
    Amazing the precision accomplished before modern machines.
  3. pmwas's Avatar
    The moment I saw the listing I knew it was mine.
    It's a beautiful watch
    Thanks!!!
  4. Dave Coatsworth's Avatar
    Nice to see it ticking away. It cleaned up nicely! As always, a fine write-up.
  5. Dave Coatsworth's Avatar
    A pretty little watch, Paul. Nice to see an example with the case, dial and hands all together. Good write-up and good explanation of 'the spring'.
  6. pmwas's Avatar
    Thanks for kind words !
    Just now I've won a pretty much busted Bates, I hope it will come out equally well!
  7. kinsler33's Avatar
    Splendid photographs. They make me want to do watches again, but my hand tremor confines me to clocks, phooey. Very fine work.

    M Kinsler
  8. pmwas's Avatar
    Thanks!
    And yes, I try to get 4 digit numbers, best with Currier's Patent, when possible
    Never got a 3 digit by far...
  9. lovewatches's Avatar
    Nice job.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Super early serial number makes it just that much better.
    David
  10. pmwas's Avatar
    Poise and timing. In an uncut balance it's less important than in cut balance, where by moving the screws towards or away from the cut, you alter temperature compensation as well.
  11. Robert Gift's Avatar
    So interesting to see! Thank you for your close-up photos.
    What determines where the balance wheel "weight screws" are positioned?
  12. Thojil's Avatar
    Thank you for the great explanation.

    These early Columbus movements were produced by Aeby & Landry, Madretsch.
  13. pmwas's Avatar
    3 digit - nice! A good catch I suppose
  14. artbissell's Avatar
    Really interesting fine report and skillful work thoroughly illustrated. Good for me to see how my serial 552 was designed. artbissell
  15. Fred Hansen's Avatar
    Nice watch Pawel and that particular dial has always been one of my favorites, only used for a brief period on Stuarts and Bunns in the 2,000 and low 50,000 serial ranges.

    And agree on the Sony camera with Zeiss optics ... I'm still using a 15 year old DSC-F707 for my pics.
  16. pmwas's Avatar
    It's just a Sony DSC H5 camera. Good (built in) Zeiss optics
  17. kinsler33's Avatar
    Very fine photographs. I wonder how they were made.

    M Kinsler
  18. oyster's Avatar
    Nice work. That Elgin PW is lovely.
  19. pmwas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RJSoftware
    But in the Watch repair world there is no reset button...
    And what's worse, no 'Load Game' as well
  20. RJSoftware's Avatar
    Aha, Wolfenstein 3d, use to play it till my head spin from being dizzy. Your right, watch repair is allot like a video game. Addicting and you ascend into different levels of skill. Visual tied to magnification is head spinning like the annoying headache I sometimes get from the screen flash and method of turning/viewing. To really appreciate this try to watch the game when somebody else is using the controller. Nausiation.

    But in the Watch repair world there is no reset button...
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