Recent content by Aaron B

  1. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    I didn't say I would immediately replace the movement, and I probably won't for a while, since the current movement I have will probably last me 5-10 years or so.
  2. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    Yes, I agree that some Indian movements are very poorly made, but surprisingly, the quality of mine is just about on par with the quality of some original American made movements! Maybe at some point when this movement breaks down I'll consider replacing it with a Hermle.
  3. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    Agreed. I would have bought a Japanese movement because of Japan's quality control standards, or even better a German one, but I was on a budget and bought the cheapest possible movement.
  4. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    The movement's overall quality is actually surprisingly good on this particular one at least. Also, upon further inspection, the lantern pinion connected to the fly fan was bent and that was what was causing the loud noise. After repairing that, it is a lot quieter. A further improvement was...
  5. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    It is Indian. It's brand new. Here are some photos of the movement:
  6. Aaron B

    loud strike train + squeaky escape wheel

    I am soon going to be building a clock and I bought a movement for it. It is a cheap replica 8 day movement. The quality isn't that of a German movement by any means whatsoever. Unfortunately, when the clock strikes, you can barely hear the gong under the loud whirring of the strike mechanism...
  7. Aaron B

    Custom-made Arbor?

    Thanks!
  8. Aaron B

    Custom-made Arbor?

    Ok. That sounds very simple. I'm assuming the pivots you mentioned are like these ones? I should probably start a junk box as well for future repairs like these.
  9. Aaron B

    Custom-made Arbor?

    Where would I buy such an arbor? I have checked timesavers but the arbors they sell are too long for this application. The arbor is 1 1/16 inches long. Not sure if this is helpful info but the arbor comes from a ca. 1890s Badische Uhrenfabrik 30 hour movement.
  10. Aaron B

    Custom-made Arbor?

    The hole was drilled off center and makes it impossible to re insert the hammer lever. The stop wire is also splitting. The whole arbor just needs a complete replacement.
  11. Aaron B

    Custom-made Arbor?

    The strike arbor (the part the hammer connects to, not the strike train winding arbor) on one of my movements broke in half while I was re-inserting the strike hammer rod. The arbor is 1 1/16 inches long and I can't find anywhere that sells a replacement that is that size. Do I need a custom...
  12. Aaron B

    How to flatten wire?

    So I ended up breaking the arbor because I apparently didn't notice there was already a hairline crack in the arbor. I don't think the particular size arbor I need is made anymore. Where would I get a custom made replacement arbor?
  13. Aaron B

    How to flatten wire?

    I have the wire, and I have flattened it and hammered it into the arbor. For some reason it isn't staying in the hole of the arbor and periodically loosens up. Why might this happen?
  14. Aaron B

    How to flatten wire?

    Ok. Good to know! Where do you get mild steel wire? I need a 1/16” diameter wire for my clock.
  15. Aaron B

    How to flatten wire?

    Thanks! Sounds pretty straightforward! One question, what is the preferred wire type used for clocks? I have stainless steel wire which I’m assuming will work fine but I’m just wondering what most people use for these kinds of repairs.

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