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Recent content by Gary Leck

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    Memorial Day Giveaway!

    I'll take 55 if you don't mind.
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    Use of Alum to dissolve screws

    It will work just fine. As Doug said, make sure there is no other steel parts in the solution because alum will dissolve any steel. I used it on a 400 day clock and had no problems at all. I son't remember the ratio of alum to water but, I did heat the water and tried to keep it warm. It may...
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    Favourite watch timing machine?

    As far as the microset picking up interference from outside sorces, I found that any vibrations other than the object you are timing, it will pick it up. I have a small tv on my desk where I use my microset. When I time a pocketwatch, I either have to shut off my tv or set the watch up on a...
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    replacement quartz movements

    Thanks All, I will see what I can find.
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    replacement quartz movements

    Is there someone that sells replacement movements for quartz wrist watches?
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    Ingraham banjo

    Well, I did'nt think that more weight on the bob would change anything, but I did hang another bob on with the one you see and did not change the swing. The one I added was about the same size and mass so I just about doubled the weight. It is ticking away as I type, but if you watch it you will...
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    Ingraham banjo

    Here's a pic of the clock. It is running in this pic.
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    Ingraham banjo

    I hadn't done anything, and I was mistaken(shocked), It still hits the throat. I'll get back to it soon.
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    Ingraham banjo

    My best guess at this point is the main spring. Shows you how bright I am, I should have measured it while I had the movement out for the picture. And the clock is doing just fine since I put it back into the case!
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    Ingraham banjo

    I just can't seem to get a better shot than this. I hope this will do.
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    Ingraham banjo

    I'll get a picture up this evening.
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    Ingraham banjo

    Thanks to everyone for their replys. Regal, I will measure and see what it has and go from there. Shut, I understand what you are refering to. Might be a simple solution, but only if all else fails. I am learning as I go, but am also trying to do each clock as right as I can.
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    Ingraham banjo

    It must have the wrong springs in it. Nothing I do seems to reduce swing. I will have to measure the main spring and order a weaker one. Anyone have an idea as to what it is suppose to have? Ingraham 8 day bim bam.
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    Ingraham banjo

    Scottie, do you mean the rod or spring? The rod is round and about 60 th. thick. That should have no bearing on amplitude. The spring(susp), is 4.93 mm wide. I think I will try a wider and thicker suspension spring like Shutterbug has suggested. Am I correct in assuming that in decreasing my...
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    Ingraham banjo

    Spring driven. I don't know what is original to this clock. Online auction purchase. Good for my learning experience. Thanks for the reply Scotty.