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    Default e gluck trading co. pocket watch

    Hi all,

    I was rummaging around in some old boxes yesterday, and I stumbled across a small pocket watch. (I will try to put a photo of it on here later).

    THe watch was not working.

    I opened it up quite easily, and discovered that the inside was spotless. However, the 'anchor' was missing

    I have only been working on clocks, I have not opened a watch before. Therefore I assume the terminology is the same or similar?

    I am referring to the small piece that would go between the floating balance and the escapement wheel, in order to control the timing.

    Anyway, I winded the winder, to see if the power would make the escapement wheel turn, and it did

    So in theory, if I could get hold of one of these 'anchors', then I might be able to get this old watch up and running

    My question is, how easy or difficult is it to get hold of such intricate parts

    On the inside of the mechanism it clearly says' e gluck trading co ltd'.

    What do you all think?

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: mikeald)

    Without a picture, this is a guess. But I have seen the "Gluck" name on really cheap pin lever movements. Please get back to us with a picture. But if this is a cheap pin lever movement, is it really worth bothering with?

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: doug sinclair)

    Thanks for the reply.

    I suspect it is a cheap watch.

    But there is a little bit of family history behind it, which is why I'd like to get it going (providing it will not be too difficult).

    I will put a picture up in a few hours anyway.

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: mikeald)

    Perhaps a cylinder escapement, we need the pictures.

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: RON in PA)

    Hi Mike, you are into pocket watches too.
    One clock at a time. Kevin West
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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: Kevin W.)

    Hi Veritas,

    actually no, I do not intend on learning about pocket watches yet.

    They are too damn fiddly

    This is just something I stumbled acorss whilst having a clear out and was wondering if it would be easy to fix

    As mentioned it is the little escapement anchor bit which I need.

    I found out yesterday that my auntiew was given this watch as a present around 30 years ago. And if possible I'd like to get it working again for her

    Please see pictures.

    THanks

    Mike
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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: mikeald)

    Suspicions confirmed. Pin lever! One or two jewels. I suspect there will be two challenges. Finding someone who'll work on it, and then finding parts. It would have to be a sentimentally very important watch in order to justify the expense of returning it to running condition. At best, only marginally satisfactory performance is likely to result from a repair. I'd suggest that you find out if she would appreciate having it run again before you go to the trouble and the expense.

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: doug sinclair)

    Thanks for the reply Doug,

    It is not important to be honest.

    I was just curious more than anything.

    I might just set it aside for spare parts...

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Default Re: e gluck trading co. pocket watch (RE: mikeald)

    Did you find the part you needed yet. I have one here you can just have. It runs but the front cover is missing.
    Mark

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