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  1. richiec replied to the thread Pocket watch exploded diagrams.

    For more recent, major brand pocket watches, the E J Swigart book from the early 1950's is really good for parts look up.

    Jul 21, 2019 at 6:13 PM
  2. richiec replied to the thread Any Waltham Model 1895 experts? Mainspring barrel question.

    The barrel is stepped but looking at yours, mine definitely is a little wider, must be an 88 barrel in there because I even tried a...

    Jul 20, 2019 at 6:11 PM
  3. richiec replied to the thread Shell Oil watches from Fobs Thread.

    Shame Exxon didn't do anything like that when I had my service station. It was the last era when attendants checked your oil, washed...

    Jul 20, 2019 at 3:21 PM
  4. richiec replied to the thread Any Waltham Model 1895 experts? Mainspring barrel question.

    Well, shimming the mainspring barrel only helped a smidge, still snags the barrel on the cannon pinion, have to find another barrel,...

    Jul 20, 2019 at 12:07 PM
  5. richiec replied to the thread Chelsea Ship Clock.

    I looked on Ancestry, couldn't find anyone, can you post a better photo of the name?

    Jul 20, 2019 at 9:47 AM
  6. richiec replied to the thread Opinions on an early 1857.

    Have to admit, the best '57 time keeper I had was a Home Watch Co, 7 jewel. The movement was in nearly perfect condition with no wear....

    Jul 19, 2019 at 10:27 PM
  7. richiec replied to the thread Any Waltham Model 1895 experts? Mainspring barrel question.

    The main wheel has the correct serial number on it but there is none on the barrel, wonder if the barrel had been switched? I am going...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:13 PM
  8. richiec replied to the thread Inexpensive USB microscope.

    Got mine yesterday, haven't uploaded all of the features but just trying it out on a few pivots and plate holes, it is really good for...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  9. richiec posted a new thread.

    Any Waltham Model 1895 experts? Mainspring barrel question

    I am wondering if the mainspring barrel in the 1895 model(based on the 1888) is thinner than the 1888. The one I have, a 7 jewel serial...

    Forum: Watch Repair

    Jul 19, 2019 at 4:58 PM
  10. richiec replied to the thread American PW Select a Hairspring for an 1865 model Waltham Bartlett....

    The part numbers from the 1885 parts catalog were 1940-not colleted and 1941-colleted, does not give strength, chances of finding a NOS...

    Jul 16, 2019