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  1. Michael Post

    E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)

    Perhaps a early example of a multi-purpose part being manufactured to allow for a more flexible/smaller inventory of parts? Interesting discussion.
  2. Michael Post

    E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)

    Sorry guys...the pendant pulls out, with some minor force, and then you can set the time. Snap it back and you can wind the main spring. Perhaps a conversion of some kind, and of course, and why? Other threads do mention such conversions.
  3. Michael Post

    E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)

    I have a Howard I need some help with. It looks like it was intended to be a lever set but no lever. I have seen other threads about "pendant set" conversions. Any help out there for a beginner?
  4. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    Wanted to show the photos of how all this was assembled. Easy as pie once you understand the somewhat unique system.
  5. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    Found the secret. Worked another forum string on Waltham automobile clocks and those folks knew all about it as it is an adaptation of an auto clock for the war effort.
  6. Michael Post

    Waltham Chronometer Clock

    Worked like a charm, many thx. The back spun right off. I now know that I have #22132499. I see how the counter weight should be properly attached and will be able to put this back correctly. Thank goodness for the Forum.
  7. Michael Post

    Waltham Chronometer Clock

    Tom, I have a Waltham 37 in a marine chronometer version. Do you know how the movement is accessed? I suspect that this brass case is threaded about half way down and will unscrew but looking for some confirmation before diving in. all this new to me.
  8. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    No, that is what I believe fell back into the inside of the case.
  9. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    I unscrewed the counter weight as suggested in an earlier post. Looking closer, it appears as if the case may split/unscrew in half if I removed the clack from the gimble. Trying to proceed with caution as a neophyte. Found instructions on disassembling the movement but no data at all on this...
  10. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    My whole point it I cannot see how to expose the movement.
  11. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    The middle photo is the bottom of the case with the counterweight unscrewed.
  12. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    You were correct, the counterbalance did screw off however the pin that holds it onto the mechanism is threaded on both ends and thus detached from both the counter weight and the mechanism and is now rattling around inside the case. As you can see, this left me with no new paths to get inside...
  13. Michael Post

    Waltham 37s 15j boxed chronometer

    Does anyone have a reference on how to access the movement on one of these 8 day small clocks? The dial bezel unscrews but not the back, which has a free hanging brass counter weight. All this is new to me so feel free to treat me like a dummy!
  14. Michael Post

    Authentic Waltham chronometer reference material

    My apologies, this thread accidentally got published under my deceased fathers name. I am the poster. Trying to get his membership account retired.
  15. Michael Post

    Dueber 18k hunter case crystal removal

    There is a spec of a tiny thread stuck on the face of the dial. Would blow right off I am sure.
  16. Michael Post

    Dueber 18k hunter case crystal removal

    I have a Howard in a Dueber case and I cannot figure out how the crystal and bezel can be removed. Is it a screw on and just to tight to budge or is there some secret to this.
  17. Michael Post

    Gold case marks

    As you see the case is heavily engraved so not just gold fill but for the life of me I cannot find any hallmarks. Made by "L.D." This is an Elgin Model 162.
  18. Michael Post

    Gold case marks

    I have an Elgin watch in what appears to be a gold case which is marked "AU HAVRE". I am assuming the AU means gold but the havre part leaves me cold. anyone have a clue?

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