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  1. I'm still at it,friends!

    Just a couple more "before/after" pictures for anyone interested.
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  2. William Bond Chronometer w/Hartnup Balance...1825?

    I have a mid to late 1820's William Bond and Sons 56 hour, boxed chronometer #301. It has a Hartnup Balance, invented by John Hartnup at the start of chronometric trials undertaken by him and William Bond, in 1849, The trials were meant to measure longitude between Cambridge and Liverpool. There were more than 700 chronometers employed in 19 crossings of the Alantic. However five of these chronometers were fitted with an experimental balance designed by Mr. Hartnup and constructed by a Mr. Shepard. ...
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  3. Impulse/Roller jewel

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]I am new at trying to repair pocket watches. I can pretty much clean and reassemble an Elgin 16sz watch. I have several watches that have broken roller jewels. Two questions: (1) Where to buy roller jewels and (2) How are these jewels replaced? What kind of equipment do I need to repair these jewels? I have some equipment such as a lathe, staking kit and other misc. tools. Any help is truly appreciated.[/FONT]
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  4. Clocks !!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lamarw View Post
    Do they steal the stuff? I would say even pricing things real low so as to buy it cheap would be stealing. Hope I am not hearing this right.

    I would have trouble sleeping at night if I did something this low down as to steal from the poor and needy.
    Goodwill may want to set a new policy disallowing employees from buying donated merchandise.

    I removed one comment which offended a fellow forum member. My appology.
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  5. Honoring Our NAWCC Founders



    This morning after coming home from shopping, I opened my car trunk, inside I had a beautiful poster I had picked up on my last visit in June to the Columbia Museum. (The millennium 2000 poster.) Taking it inside the house and unrolling it, I was a little disappointed it had no mention of our founders. Surely, you are familiar with it.

    While the poster is great, it fails to mention one word about the men responsible for creating this magnificent edifice to American ...
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