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  1. DwayneR

    American PW Looking for help replacing various jewels on several Elgin 16s Grade 313 15j movements

    Although I can not help, I can sympathize. I've taken a similar approach to learning as you, and have found a lot of broken jewels, not just bad balances in many of the junk movements I've gotten from the same place. I have learned there are several different ways jewels are installed (rubbed...
  2. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Hi all. Got back to it after a visit with in-laws last week. So, I am going to call this Junk movement 1, Dwayne 0. It has beaten all attempts to return to service. TL/DR. After the jewel issue I posted above, that pretty much spelled doom for me. Since I don't have the tools (yet) to open...
  3. DwayneR

    Please show your favorite damaskeening patterns

    There are so many beautiful watches in this thread, each one almost better than the next. My favorite that I have is not terribly ornate, and it is my avatar pic, but this 1883 PS Bartlett with the scallop pattern on the perimeter reminds me of a big top circus tent for some reason - which...
  4. DwayneR

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    On a visit with in-laws, and yesterday my step-father-in-law presented me with his father's 16s Hampden Wm Mckinley. He did not know of this watch until he received it after his father's passing. It appears to be original, with his father's initials engraved on the back. According to the PWDB...
  5. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Thank you. jewels seem to be the current topic of late. I appreciate you pointing me in this direction. I'll read through and do some additional research and will report back progress. Thanks to everyone offering advice and help. This makes the journey more enjoyable. Dwayne.
  6. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Hi Skutt50, sorry for the confusion, I'll try to clarify. I do not know the history of this movement, so I am not sure if any mods were done. Pictures in post 19 are after the jewel popped out and I tried to press it back in from the dial side just to hold it in, then took a grainy pic with my...
  7. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    I'm attaching some better photos. The first is the hole where the jewel goes; the next is the cleaned jewel. I looks pretty good so if I can figure out how to get it back in, it should be ok. I took some time to look at older pics and it looks like the 'cup' side should face the dial side...
  8. DwayneR

    Little help with my Waltham Colonial Series

    Oh man, it looks like we are both having problems with our jewels :-). Seriously, these things are so small. I have not taken the cap and hold jewels out for oiling yet on my balance, because I'm still waiting on my oil to arrive. I have another balance cock that I was going to practice...
  9. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Hi folks. Here is an update on my progress, and a question. I should title this "Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory", or " How I managed to Pop the Bottom Plate Pallet Jewel Out" I received some parts from Dave H today, so I figured I would get back to it. I took a couple of needed...
  10. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    I was thinking the same thing about the pin not touching this part, but with the broken escape wheel tooth, and this part, the balance 'catches'. Gently swinging the balance, it will swing, but then catches again. Under wind I did not observe this issue, and the train will run. I just figure...
  11. DwayneR

    Little help with my Waltham Colonial Series

    Billyhelbender, don't give up. As you may have seen in my own thread, you and I are at similar skill level. Take your time, go slow, and don't pressure yourself. I second the comments about having another donor movement around that you can scavenge parts from. I am finding that out with the...
  12. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Thanks to Dave Haynes, I have will have some needed parts coming soon for this project. I am disassembling the watch again, and paying more attention to the condition of the individual parts. In addition to the damage on the escape wheel, I discovered the tail of the pallet fork is...
  13. DwayneR

    Ok so I may or may not be hooked!!

    Oh, I had this album when I was a youngster. My brother and I would play this record over and over again. Brings back memories!
  14. DwayneR

    Ok so I may or may not be hooked!!

    Looking forward to your progress on this watch. Nice score. I appreciate that there are a lot of inexpensive movements out there to keep us new folks busy learning on. And we will mess some up and we'll have some success. For me I pick up what I like, I'm not really too interested in the...
  15. DwayneR

    Elgin 12 size p.w. favorites

    That is a smart looking watch. I am a big fan of Vortic. Anyone that saves these cool machines is ok by me.
  16. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Thanks, I am having a lot of fun with this. I agree, everyone here is really helpful. I am enjoying the process.
  17. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Thank you Dave. PM'd you. Dwayne.
  18. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Well, I was looking over the pictures I took of my assembly to see if I could catch anything, and I found this: in one of the pics, just by luck a couple of the exposed escape teeth are showing - and one is broken. That's gonna cause some issues I suppose :-). So, now I will be searching for...
  19. DwayneR

    After 1900 American PW Hamilton 910 mainspring type quesiton

    Here is an update: I was able to put the movement back together for the most part. There is one broken screw for the yoke spring, and one missing plate screw that I'm waiting on replacements for. But it didn't keep me from reassembling and testing. With some wind in the spring, the watch...
  20. DwayneR

    Full plate assembly. Common knowledge? 16s holder.

    Would you happen to have a pic of the special model 92 holder? I am curious as I have a few 92's that eventually will find their way to disassembly and inadvertent destruction by me. Would like to see what kind of movement holder I don't have to use for them :-)

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