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  1. RexinMinn

    Replace Quartz Movement

    My wife and I were given a very beautiful wall clock in a nicely finished walnut housing. I have a replacement quartz movement for it and am ready to install it, however I'm unsure of just how to proceed. I could google it and find a youtube video but thought I'd ask here first considering how...
  2. RexinMinn

    Columbus Pocket Watch (ca. 1880)

    I had the same thought regarding the regulator. When I took it back to the service person and they indicated it was running well (using the machine described above) I guess they thought it didn't warrant re-regulating, but that is something I will bring to their attention when I return the...
  3. RexinMinn

    Columbus Pocket Watch (ca. 1880)

    I will take a look at this. I believe they do, but I haven't done such a test. I will also take a look at the topic of slipping canon pinions as well. I appreciate your input!
  4. RexinMinn

    Columbus Pocket Watch (ca. 1880)

    More than likely this will require a trip back to the horologist who originally performed the work. Is this something that can be done while I wait for the watch? I appreciate the answer, at the very least it's a start. It gives me hope that something can be done about this. Thank you!
  5. RexinMinn

    Columbus Pocket Watch (ca. 1880)

    Recently this watch was serviced. Within two months its minute hand began to slip. I retired the watch for a few weeks and upon rewinding it found it to be working correctly again. Regardless of that I returned to the horologist who checked it on an electronic beat reader and pronounced it fit...
  6. RexinMinn

    Ingraham Mantle Clock ca. 1920 Regulation

    Thanks very much for your reply, Jeff. That's a good suggestion about the levelness. I had not considered "level," but I will do so now just to get an idea of where we're coming from, a baseline of sorts. Have a good one!
  7. RexinMinn

    Ingraham Mantle Clock ca. 1920 Regulation

    It actually runs all week and then some. Yes, thank you, it is a beauty. It would have graced the mantle or a table at the old family farmstead in Medford, Wisconsin where my dad was born. It may have been ticking away in the living room of the house where my great-grandfather Gustav Hamann's...
  8. RexinMinn

    Ingraham Mantle Clock ca. 1920 Regulation

    Looks good to me. Would it be best if I weighed the existing bob first for comparison purposes or isn't the weight as important as the size? Thanks very much for posting this!
  9. RexinMinn

    Ingraham Mantle Clock ca. 1920 Regulation

    Last year my sister moved and wanted me to have our dad's mantle clock which apparently had been in the family since before he was born. The case I believe was stripped and refinished and it looks really good, quarter-sawn oak, beautiful grain. It has an Ingraham movement and is quite attractive...
  10. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    OK, I think I understand better now what you meant by using the marker that specific way. I'll use something I can remove. Thanks again, super suggestion.
  11. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Great ideas. I'll start by removing the movement from the case after I get my screwdriver filed down. The idea of the paint appeals to me but I worry that a coating of anything other than oil will simply compound the problem. There was a bluing agent called dykum blue used in industry back in...
  12. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Thanks for this. Have pulled out lever fully and found nothing unusual. Once I am able to pull lever out completely there is little resistance and when I push it back in it returns to position without resistance. Thankfully it does not want to return to a position where I am once again unable to...
  13. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Agreed, I was using the term "liberally" more or less loosely...And yes, with regard to the other case screw, I need to grind down the blade of my screwdriver so it fits, then I'll take care of it so it balances out the other one. I appreciate your comment, thank you.
  14. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Yes, at least for the time being, I agree. But what I'd like to do right now is to lube the lever liberally (with apologies to Liberace) and see if I can get it to move more freely once it's pushed back in all the way. Do you see any danger to the movement in doing so, and what type lube would...
  15. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    A watch person I just spoke with had a few ideas. I could loosen the two case screws and see if that would ease the tension on the lever enough to allow the lever to slide again. I tried that and was only able to get one of the two case screws loose (I need better jewelers screwdrivers)...
  16. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    No, they did not. Though as I said, I believe this may be the original case because of the fact there are no screw marks that would have been left by a previous mount. The person merely said they were not able to lengthen the lever as though the only way to resolve the issue would be by...
  17. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Yes, exactly.
  18. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    Hi Dave, It's an Illinois 18, ser. # 1086988 ca. 1892, beautiful watch I believe in its original case. The lip is intact but so tight up against the body that there is no room to insert anything. The watch person I had it to did the regulating and cleaning, but could not fix this, or would not...
  19. RexinMinn

    Illinois Pocket Watches

    The lever on my 1892 Illinois pocket watch cannot be pulled out except with considerable difficulty (almost impossible). I had the watch serviced recently and they told me that repair was out of their purview, although they were able to do so while I was there using a very fine jewelers screw...

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