Recent content by Bob Weit

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    Front Pocket Watch Bezel stuck.........

    The stick and hot glue worked like a champ !!!!! I never would have thought to try that, but it worked perfectly !! Thanks. Bob
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    Front Pocket Watch Bezel stuck.........

    Thanks - I will give that a try. And I apologize - had I taken a moment to run a search, I would have found that this topic has already been discussed... Sorry guys....... Thanks again!
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    Front Pocket Watch Bezel stuck.........

    Hi all - I have a 16s pocket watch and the front bezel won't budge ! Yes - it is a screw on/off bezel. I tried one of those thin rubbery pads from my wife's kitchen drawer, but still have no success in getting the thing to move. So - I am wondering what tricks or methods any of you have used...
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    K&D Inverto 18 - how to tighten the table..?? **Disregard**

    I had downloaded the K&D manual, and completely forgot that I had it...... Seems I need to tighten the bolt on the bottom to adjust the cam.. Off to go to that.......... Thanks anyway - you all stay safe and well ! ~B __________________________________________ Hi all - I just got my hands on...
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    Proper Cleaning and Polishing techniques for restoring old movement plates and parts

    Others may have mentioned this, but I got two wide mouth jars; filled one half full of the cleaner, the other half full of the rinse. I set these jars in the US cleaner with the water level matching the level of the cleaner/rinse in the jars. My parts go into the jar and I use tweezers to...
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    Bradley Pocket Watch - How to open the case ???

    Thanks all - I also thought it was a quartz movement, but it winds..... I have tried the rubber ball and the flat rubber sheets people use to open jar lids.. And I was kidding about the plumber's wrench. If I can't get it open, that is what I will tell my friend, but I was hoping for...
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    Bradley Pocket Watch - How to open the case ???

    Hello all - I searched the forums for "Bradley Pocket Watch" and finding nothing, I figured I would toss out my question - does anyone know how to open this case? An old friend asked me to see if I could get her mother's watch going, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to open this...
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    Tightening hunter pocket watch case covers...??

    Hello all - a friend of mine asked me to see if I would be able to get his old key wound Hampton (c1882) cleaned up and running..... I haven't started on that project yet, however I noticed that the rear outer cover will not stay snapped shut. I am trying to think of a "safe" method to restore...
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    Elgin Pocket Watch Clutch Problem...

    ***Figured it out - the issue wasn't the clutch, rather the stem in the case needed adjustment. ***. I was going to just delete this post, but can't figure out how to get that accomplished.. No laughing, because I am sure it is something simple... I have an Elgin pocket watch, and the...
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    Wittnauer mainspring size..... Help...

    You're awesome !! Thanks so much ! Looks like Casker will have it.
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    Wittnauer mainspring size..... Help...

    Hello all - my wife has my mother's wrist watch and she nicely asked me to see if I could get it running...... Bottom line, it needs a new mainspring. All I can see on the movement is 5JH and AXA, which I believe is an import mark. The old mainspring, as best I can measure it, is 1.45mm wide...
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    Can’t remove Elgin movement from case.. UPDATE - figured it out...

    Evening folks - I wanted to clean an old Elgin watch but for the life of me, I couldn’t get the movement to come out of the case. It is as though the stem was welded to the movement.. Turns out the screw that holds the stem lever also retains the stem in the movement. Once I removed that...
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    New guy, trying to learn........

    Loosing that little, microscopic hairspring wedge screw was bugging me, so I took our little Dyson stick vacuum and put a magnet in the debris container, and then vacuumed where I was working. Sure enough - that little screw was stuck to the magnet !!!! Couldn't believe my luck; my wife...
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    New guy, trying to learn........

    Hi all - first off, happy new year !! I came across this forum and have been "lurking" for a bit - the reason is as follows - I recently came across two old pocket watches that had been packed away for years. One was my grandfathers - a Waltham 235; one was my uncles - a Hamilton 924. I...

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