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  1. 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...

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 'Ensign killer' - the Waltham keyless works...

    The term 'Ensign killer' referred to (possibly among the others) an American naval fighter, the famous F4U Corsair.



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    A deadly, well built weapon, had a certain inconvenience, namely the cockpit positined very much in the back, making take offs and landings way more difficult, especially for rookies...
    Now you'll ask, what the heck does it have to do with a Waltham ...
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  5. United States Watch Co. G.A.Read grade

    This watch I bought some time ago and ever since it has been sitting on my shelf.
    I did not pay much attention to it, as it looked all nice and clean, until yesterday, when I finally decided to clean and oil it.



    It's housed in a pretty busted (but good looking from the outside) 2oz silver case.

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    Updated 03-06-2017 at 08:19 AM by pmwas

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