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  1. NewBernWatchmaker

    My First Clock to Repair

    I think I didn't understand the adjustment of the crutch (I think I naturally didn't want to apply that much pressure. It seems to be ticking normally and has been running for about 25 minutes. Well that seemed easy enough haha. Here's another one. There Are two nails in the top of the case...
  2. NewBernWatchmaker

    My First Clock to Repair

    That's what I was saying about the pendulum. If I set the pendulum swinging in its furthest travel in the case it won't tick. Only by taking the pendulum off can I make it travel for enough to "tick." Sorry - for all the newbie speak here. It seems as if I have got it ticking but perhaps the...
  3. NewBernWatchmaker

    My First Clock to Repair

    It is wound. Never having had to get a pendulum set, to me it seems like there isn't enough travel for the lever to reach the point of escapement. If I remove the pendulum and move the hangar (sorry don't know the terms) to the left it will advance but once the pendulum is on it doesn't seem to...
  4. NewBernWatchmaker

    My First Clock to Repair

    Nothing special. Chimes and strikes fine but doesn't tick. There is gummed up oil in the cups so my assumption is first it needs a good cleaning and oiling. I don't know clocks but thought I would learn something. It's an Urgos movement of unknown vintage (70s maybe?).
  5. NewBernWatchmaker

    Looking for details on Hunter Opening Mechanism

    Anyone know where there is a diagram on how a push crown hunter case opening mechanism works or better yet one where it is a button in the center of the crown? I don't have any hunter cases to take a look at. Thanks!
  6. NewBernWatchmaker

    Cutting case back/bezel threads

    What a great response, thanks! I should have said for original construction of pocket watch sized diameters. How did I never think to machine the bezel after it was threaded! Trying to get some idea of the threads I was looking at on old 18s case and it appears to be maybe 60tpi, more than 40 at...
  7. NewBernWatchmaker

    Cutting case back/bezel threads

    Could someone explain the method for cutting these very fine threads on large diameter pieces?
  8. NewBernWatchmaker

    Seitz pushers

    I have a working Seitz tool now but no pushers and I think I will just make them on an as needed basis. Could someone give me the dimensions for the parts which fit in the fitting? Is it just a 4mm shaft, what length?
  9. NewBernWatchmaker

    References for Complications

    Watkins is actually the only thing I have found; really awesome it is a freely available .pdf. I have heard others reference the Lecoultre book but it does seem to be a rare find. I will find Humbert's book as well. I am mostly interested in repeaters, calendar/astronomical functions. Anyone...
  10. NewBernWatchmaker

    References for Complications

    Are there any good books that detail complication design and construction? De Carle's is the only thing I know of and it is limited in scope. Thanks!
  11. NewBernWatchmaker

    Compound Slide setup

    Karl thanks for your advice. I made it a bit oversized for the task to avoid flex and I think with the plate supported underneath it should be minimal.
  12. NewBernWatchmaker

    Compound Slide setup

    what do y’all think? I know it isn’t ideal but I just can’t afford what people are asking for watchmaker size compound slides. I had the plate milled which indexes in the t-slot of the lathe and will put this bench lathe rest at a workable height.
  13. NewBernWatchmaker

    Watchmaker's Bench

    On mine in particular (not the one shown) there aren't guides for any of the drawers but that particular one has a small lip on the bottom making me think it may have leaned out from the top.
  14. NewBernWatchmaker

    Watchmaker's Bench

    Why are so many missing this drawer? Mine is as well. It looks like maybe it tilted out instead of pulled out.
  15. NewBernWatchmaker

    Obsolete parts wanted posts

    I need a cannon pinion and hour wheel for an Elgin grade 70 (18s Lever Set)
  16. NewBernWatchmaker

    Removing Barrel Cap

    Thanks guys I would have never thought to put force on the arbor but it makes sense, doesn't scratch the cap or barrel, and the cap is easy to straighten if it does become distorted. Thumbs up all around!
  17. NewBernWatchmaker

    Removing Barrel Cap

    I read "lift open with screwdriver" but I can not get a screwdriver to get between the spring and cap and when it slips it scratches the cap. Anyone have a trick?
  18. NewBernWatchmaker

    My lathe setup

    Here's how it turned out. If I remount the counter on a block I can get rid of the extra pulley (the belt came in at too low of an angle and would rub to headstock. Turns about 600-800 rpm with this setup.

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