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    What do I have here?

    I have completed the servicing of this clock which now seems to be running well. The figures on the minutes dial could be brighter but I preferred not to interfere with them. The hour dial tends to interfere with the minutes dial and I have overcome that by failing to tighten the hour dial...
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    What do I have here?

    Thank you both Graham and Bernhard. I plucked up courage to take the hand lever approach as I was uncertain what was beneath the dial and was afraid of damaging something there. Now I have it all apart I can see that one gear wheel has 2 pinions. I haven't seen that before, but I am a novice.
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    What do I have here?

    Thanks. I'm now struggling to remove the barrel bridge and close to giving up for fear of breaking something. There is a square post for hand setting which seems to sit above the bridge. The post is threaded to receive a screw which retains the hand setting control. As I try to lift the bridge...
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    What do I have here?

    Thanks Enrico. That's great to know. Did you figure this out from the marks or from the layout?
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    What do I have here?

    I have now removed the balance and it is a lever escapement. Letting down the mainspring confirmed that the mainspring is much more powerful than usual. The bridge screws are very tight and there is some rust. I am moving cautiously as I don't want to shear any screws. There are a couple of...
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    What do I have here?

    The 1937 date is an inscription so the clock could date from earlier. I will service the mechanism and see whether that reveals anything.
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    What do I have here?

    I have been asked to see whether I can get a friend's clock working. It's a small desk clock with a digital dial. However it has a date of 1937 on the case and when I open it I find a pocket watch movement whilst the face claims an 8-day movement. I haven't found a maker's name yet but internet...
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    Identification please - favilles?

    Can anyone help me understand the name marked on this watch which belonged to my wife's grandfather. The watch is branded Trebex and the movement is by Recta. I am trying to decode the other writing there which for the moment I decode as "favilles". I have seen the same name on another movement...
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    $ Charles Oudin Paris - Chronometer with lever escapement...

    Below a transcription and a rough translation. Not every word is legible. I'll leave it to someone with better French and better knowledge of horology to complete. Sur le front d’échappement, est fixé un compas dont les extrêmes doivent constamment appuyer sur un double limaçon mobile fixé au...

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