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    Default Pocket watch canon pinnon removal....

    I am having some trouble with this canon pinnon... how do i get it off??

    best regards Rune B
    The picture is from another stage in disassembly... all other parts are taken off...

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    Default Pocket watch canon pinnon removal.... (RE: RunesS)

    I am having some trouble with this canon pinnon... how do i get it off??

    best regards Rune B
    The picture is from another stage in disassembly... all other parts are taken off...

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    Default Pocket watch canon pinnon removal.... (RE: RunesS)

    RunesS,

    Welcome to the Message Board!

    A description of how to dismantle this type of set up is available old ref::here. Check it out and get back to us if you have any further questions.

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    Default Pocket watch canon pinnon removal.... (RE: RunesS)

    Thanks, but i don't have a staking tool set... isn't there any other way of doing it??

    Best regards Rune B

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    Default Pocket watch canon pinnon removal.... (RE: RunesS)

    RunesS,

    If you don't have a friend with a staking tool, I accept no responsibility for anything adverse that might happen if you use the alternate method I'll suggest! This is NOT the right way to do it, so proceed with caution! If this is someone else's watch, you might consider going NO FARTHER at this point!

    1) Use a bench block. The type with a number of varying sized holes drilled into it. If you don't have a bench block either, I strongly suggest that you go no farther!

    2) Locate the hole that is the closest fit to the stub at the centre of the back side of the movement.

    3) Place the movement face up on the block with the stub on the top side of the centre pinion in the hole that fits closest to the stub.

    4) With the heel of a pair of tweezers, press the tip of the shaft that sticks out of the pinion downwards until your tweezers touch the pinion.

    5) Turn the watch over and remove the stub and the shaft that it is part of. DO NOT BREAK the shaft, and DO NOT lose the pinion in the process.

    You will see that the centre wheel arbor is hollow, and that the pinion is a tight fit on the shaft, and that it is the shaft slipping inside the centre wheel arbor that allows the hands to be set.

    Maybe buy yourself a staking tool sometime. You will only be working around the fringes of watch repairing without one.

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