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  1. Late English looking verge watch

    Spring everyone!!!



    The view outside my window surely is inviting, yet not inviting enough to draw my nerdy soul away from my desk... At least for now, because I'm surely begining to feel an urge to go to the hillside and take a very long walk.
    But this will have to wait a little more - today I got anothe package with a watch in it and that surely did draw most of my attention. Wonder if it's ...

    Updated 04-11-2017 at 06:53 AM by pmwas

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  2. The Three Emperors' Corner - part four

    Good day to you all!

    As you can expect - the story of my homeland goes on, and this time - we're back in Cracov.



    The railway station you remember from part three, only this time we're not heading to the town square.
    This time I took another route to the more southern part of the city, the district of Kazimierz.

    ...

    Updated 04-04-2017 at 03:20 AM by pmwas

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  3. A very bad day for servicing a verge watch (a story with a happy end)

    I've got to share a thought with you - it's not so bad to have a bad day. It gets much, much worse, when you don't know you're having one.
    This simple thought occured to me yesterday when I was working on another verge watch that I recently bought.
    Of course, feeling bad or mentally slow I'd not take up a task of taing apart and putting back together a nice old verge. Problem is, I felt as good as I can ever feel that evening.

    And so the horror begins...

    ...

    Updated 04-02-2017 at 06:35 AM by pmwas

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  4. How about a... Roskopf this time?

    No matter if you collect Swiss, English, American, or any other watches form the wide world, you certainly have heared the name Roskopf. IN the 19th Century George Roskopf designed his famous inexpensive pin lever movement, soon renowned for great value and often copied by other makers as well.



    photo - fr.wikipedia.org

    I don't collect Swiss watches much, but I was always ...

    Updated 03-21-2017 at 11:16 AM by pmwas

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  5. Old, rusty verge watch from France - continued

    This time I'm facing a completely new chalenge.
    I've already shown you this old rusty 19th Century verge watch, made in france circa 1830 - something told me the rust was NOT dealt with thoroughly, and I wanted to check myself.

    Notice - I've NEVER yet worked on a verge watch, or on a fusee watch, so what I say here might be incorrect - this is no service manual
    I'm always afraid - in such cases - of 'loosing' a working watch due to my error or just plain bad luck, but ...

    Updated 03-15-2017 at 04:30 PM by pmwas

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