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    Watch Help Escape wheel - English Lever Fusee - repair

    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but I don't have the tools (i.e. lathe) to perform a pivot repair on an escape wheel. Is there anyone in UK / Germany who could repair a pivot. I'd be more to happy to pay for the work.
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    Can we Stop the Scrapping?

    Thanks everyone for the interesting discussion. I am fairly new to the hobby and had assumed most movements had lost their cases sometime ago. This appears not to be the case (pardon the pun). I had purchased movements to practice on from "the auction site we love & hate"! I think posts such...
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    Repairing a Fusee Lever watch for a friend

    Thanks so much Graham - that gives me hope. I'm based in Germany but am also back in the South West UK quite often (where the watch was given to me). I'm happy to pay someone to repair it - I'll see if I can do some searching here. I was thinking at the start my only option was to try to...
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    Repairing a Fusee Lever watch for a friend

    Hi Graham, Here's a picture of the escape wheel on it's own. Any thoughts welcome :-)
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    Repairing a Fusee Lever watch for a friend

    Thank you for the response Dr. Jon. Actually the watches are not part of my family history and I really want to hand all 3 back (at no cost as it's really fun working on them), to the family friends who gave them to me. However, I'd really like to give them all back in working order and maybe...
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    Repairing a Fusee Lever watch for a friend

    Hello everyone, this thread is about whether there is there a good way to economically fix an watch which has not so much "monetary" value. I was given 3 pocket watches by my parents friends who had approached the auction house which told them that the watches "had no value". They were given...
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    Broken click on a swiss pocket watch

    Hello everyone, Thank you so much for the suggestions. I managed to source a spare click off ebay as Roughbarked and Karl suggested, as it is a pretty generic movement. However I have saved the original and am going to try Brunod 's suggestion (as Karl mentioned this is as much about...
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    Broken click on a swiss pocket watch

    I wondered if anyone has advise on how to fix a broken click. The movement is just a generic movement I have been working on as a hobbyist ans managed to get the watch working well. Then I lost power due to the "pin" on the click breaking. As far as I can tell the click is a pressed part and...
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    Dumpster find ID

    Thanks Salsagev - that gives me hope that it could be repaired and the advice on buying parts. Very helpful. One thing I forgot to post was the damage to the barrel (I have it and have removed it and found some teeth have been damaged)
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    Dumpster find ID

    I am fairly new to the hobby and have come across another dumpster find. The chime train barrel is damaged and wondered if anyone knew what the movement is as I would like to search for spares (I'm guessing that this will cost more that the clock is worth but I just like that challenge of...
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    Kienzle clock - saved from the dump

    Thank you so much for the welcome and also the information on the Clock - really interesting and so nice to learn a bit of it's history. I'm certainly really happy my wife salvaged it :-)
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    Kienzle clock - saved from the dump

    Hello everyone, I'm very new to the forum and fairly new to Horology as a hobby. Here Germany once a month there is a Sperrmüll where people put things out for the "Bin lorry" to be taken to the dump - but people scout around beforehand for "useful" items. My wife spotted this clock destined...
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    Robert Roskell Marine Chronometer - Ebay Search - separated components

    Hi everyone, I am fairly new to Horology and the forum and am interested in Marine Chronometers. I just bought an incomplete movement from Robert Roskell, number 120/26255 on eBay (I’m just waiting for delivery so I’ve used the eBay pictures in this post). However, last night I was doing some...
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    Morton of Liverpool Pocket Watch

    If anyone has a pocket watch / Marine Chronometer for sale from William / Richard William Morton of Liverpool from the 19th century I would be interested in purchasing.

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