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  1. Luca

    Conflicting or Odd Marks on a Star Watch Case holding a South Bend Studebaker

    When I originally got this watch I didn't notice the weird overlay of marks found on the inside of the case back. You have "14kt. Gold Filled" But then if you look a little more carefully you see a sunken 14k above in an oval and then another 14k stamped right across the curved 'Watch' in Star...
  2. Luca

    Lathe tool or movement holder or?

    Wondering what this is. Appears to be for holding something - but no idea what. Not 100% sure it is watch repair related.
  3. Luca

    Kind of odd Howard Model 1905 Series 2

    Hi Kent, Thanks for responding! I get what you are saying about the transitional period and Howard attempting to comply. I gather there are a number of watches with similar conflicted natures... This one is pendant set. Could be an interesting focus for a collector. These differently marked...
  4. Luca

    Kind of odd Howard Model 1905 Series 2

    Not sure what to make of this watch - not an expert on these. But it seems like it has elements of Series 2 but has some markings that seem inconsistent. Marked No. 9 and also Adjusted to 3 positions. This is in a 14k solid gold original case. Comments? Luca
  5. Luca

    Marv-L clock mainspring winder

    I came into one of these Marv-L winders - I think Model B. If i read it right. Are these good winders? Hard to find? The little info I can find suggests these were made by a collector awhile back. Info would be great.
  6. Luca

    Anyone recognize this maker mark? P. J...

    This is from the pillar plate of a high grade cylinder movement which is housed in an ornate 18k case. It's a beautiful watch but I'm trying to figure out who made the movement. Any ideas? P. J with some other small symbol. Luca
  7. Luca

    Are these pieces for watch repair or something altogether different?

    And bummer it isn't complete!
  8. Luca

    Bent or out of round hairspring - fix?

    Thanks for a seriously detailed response that I am sure will be useful to many here! Luca
  9. Luca

    Are these pieces for watch repair or something altogether different?

    No idea what these are. All numbered. All the edges are different. For a lathe? Hope someone can help! Luca
  10. Luca

    Bent or out of round hairspring - fix?

    Thanks to you both. Maybe I will practice a bit on some junkers before I tackle this one.
  11. Luca

    Bent or out of round hairspring - fix?

    This hairspring has an issue as seen - where it would go through regulator pins and then on to the stud. Difficult to straighten out? It is from an older chronograph movement - wristwatch size. When in the watch it is not centered and the hairspring seems pushed more to one side. Thanks for any...
  12. Luca

    This Seamaster is driving me crazy...

    I'm not sure that is the case here - there are protruding pieces from the tube the stem goes through that seems to preclude rotating the movement (if you look at the movement shot).
  13. Luca

    This Seamaster is driving me crazy...

    I believe this movement comes out the back of the case (judging from others I've messed with). But this thing won't budge. I've gotten case screws out. I've tried pushing on both sides and wiggling it or turning it. Nothing! Anyone else have this happen? Ideas? Luca
  14. Luca

    Removing these chronograph pushers

    I put some lubricant on and in them (best I could) and they started functioning well again after some manipulation.
  15. Luca

    Removing these chronograph pushers

    Not familiar with this setup. These pushers are stiff and I want to take them apart and clean. Anyone familiar with how to disassemble? Thanks, Luca
  16. Luca

    Won a Zenith 18k pocket watch from Coach House Auction in Canada - BUT THEN...

    Thanks guys. I went to the BBB site for Canada but this auction house did not come up when I plugged in the details. Good call on the licensing authority - I will check on that. Mainly I want to get the word out on them..."buyer beware".
  17. Luca

    Won a Zenith 18k pocket watch from Coach House Auction in Canada - BUT THEN...

    I won a Zenith 18k pocket watch from Coach House Auction in Canada for 425 CAD. On hibid.com. I was excited. Then the owner of the auction house called me and said he couldn't sell it to me for that but I could have it for 1400 CAD. I said no. What do you members feel about that kind of...
  18. Luca

    Coin key wind case question

    Wow Dave that's way more info than I ever expected to see. A great resource! Luca
  19. Luca

    Coin key wind case question

    Thanks Tom. I guess I will go hunting through my stash in hopes I can find something that fits. I appreciate the detailed explanation!

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