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    Default Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    This is a picture of movement in a small table clock
    I know it not original to small bone or other carved momento mori piece
    Help?
    Last edited by Roboman; 08-04-2017 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Add pictire

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    Hi Roboman, no it ain't. (American English.)
    This is a picture of movement in a small table clock
    Regards Ray

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Omexa)

    So was it built and plate changed
    arbor was placed on face?
    A Frankenstein?
    Uggg

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    Please don't use this word that is used in the American forum? Where is the photo? Not used by me or any serious English Watch collector. To me alterations are a part of the History and provenance of the Watch. Regards Ray
    Frankenstein?
    Last edited by Omexa; 08-04-2017 at 12:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Omexa)

    If you could post pictures using the little camera icon above the message box we could all have a look
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    Sorry did not know but here are pics
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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    Hi Roboman, I love it! It may have had a Fusee in it in earlier times? How do you wing it? Regards Ray

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    E bay from Germany but I have never seen a front arbor and wind on a movement like this - I even have a “Head” set movement (Turn dial instead of key and thats in back) here is dial Ill take a bigger one but I wish and hope to find a verge as it is too light and when opening will tilt (so I knew there was no verge in there but..Thats E bay
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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Roboman)

    Oh sorry Ray Thank you for your help and yes it is a nice .800 silver statue (tested that) and I think horn but maybe bone or such
    Thank you
    Robert aka Roboman

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Roboman)

    Hi Roboman, I love it even more! Regards Ray

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Roboman)

    looks the wrong colour for horn, if bone will have small black flecks where the blood vessels were. Is it ivory? (would have faced difficulty with customs but should easily show it is old enough.
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Ray-I think it may be Ivory but bottom has a gloss not wax on it -will have to use magnification test and maybe pin for smell of bone when I take apart again. Without some rodico or tape set screws are very tricky-I really can’t sell it ever if Ivory even if its old so I will restore it over time or let it be-
    Rob

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    This may help. https://www.realorrepro.com/article/...ake--confusing When I was in the Optical Trade we used to work with Ivory and Tortoiseshell etc. and different types of Plastic used in Glasses Frames. Regards Ray
    Last edited by Omexa; 08-04-2017 at 02:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw? (By: Omexa)

    Thanks
    i will check it out but im lost as to how this movement is kw ks with arbour
    thank you
    rob

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    Default Re: Lancashire watch co front set arbor and wind pw?

    It is a simple matter to modify any SW/PS movement to be front wind and only a little more difficult to fit a square to the center arbor. Some reasonably clever watch tinkerer could have done it when the original fusee was lost or damaged beyond repair. There are also lots of appropriate loose fusee movement that could be used to make it a more appropriate combination. Ray probably has a dozen such movements.

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