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    Clock Runs Fast then Slow

    Sorry I had it backwards it runs faster and slows down over time. It is a pendulum clock. The mainspring was cleaned and lubricated and it didn't look set so I am thinking it is possibly a bushing problem and am going to take a look at it later on tonight and examine the bushings again.
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    Clock Runs Fast then Slow

    Hello everyone, I have a clock that i got done servicing that runs slows when wound up and as the mainspring starts to wind down it speeds up. I am sure there could be a number of problems but what are some common problems this could be? Would new bushings resolve this? The movement has a rack...
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    Phinney-Walker Car Clock

    Thanks, but the three screws do get you to the barrel, the picture of me holding the mainspring was after I removed the three screws. I just dont know how to get the mainspring out of the barrel
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    Phinney-Walker Car Clock

    Hi everyone, I have yet to receive one of these clocks on my desk, but today is the day that i did. My question is on how to remove the mainspring from the barrel or even how to remove the barrel from the plate. I have to admit that I haven't given a really hard try at this, but would like to...
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    Car Advertising

    Not sure this is the correct place to post this, if not then it can be moved. I was wondering what everyones thoughts were on getting your car wrapped or having magnets on the side of your car saying that you repair clocks. I feel like it sets you up to be a target for being robbed, but wanted...
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    House Call

    Hello everyone, I have never done a house call before, but the guy who called me up said that he has a grandfather clock and his brother next door has one too. Now chances are I am probably going to have to bring the movements with me to my shop to fix. The guy told me that the person who use...
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    Balance Staff Adjustment

    Hi Cradek, Thanks for the info, I actually serviced this watch about a month ago, and it ran perfectly until he decided to drop it and break the staff so no dimples on the jewels. I will take a look at the amount that sticks through the jewel. You have a recommendation of a tool to reduce the...
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    Balance Staff Adjustment

    Hello everyone, I just installed a new friction fit balance staff into a hamilton pocket watch and it has no end shake. Is using a pivot burnisher the best way to reduce the height of the staff? Also should I reduce the pivot on both sides or is one side good enough? And as always I am open to...
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    Center a regulator

    Does anyone have a diagram or a website or anything that would help to know if the regulator on a wrist watch is perfectly centered when there are no tick marks that you see on pocket watches. I'm trying dynamic poisin for the first time on a watch that doesn't have those marks and I want to...
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    Hamilton 747 balance jewel

    Thank you so so much this is exactly what I needed to finish this job
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    Peerless/Marshall Lathe

    I figured it out, the screw that is on the black spindle(not sure whats its called) was loose and just needed to be tightened. Back in business now. Thanks everyone
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    Hamilton 747 balance jewel

    Anyone know how to remove the cap jewel from a Hamilton 747? Do you remove the stripguard?
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    Peerless/Marshall Lathe

    I have a peerless/Marshall Lathe that Ive had for years and have had no problems up until the other day. I was using it and when I went to tighten one of the collets and noticed that the draw bar wont tighten it and that the dust cover keeps spinning around. Anyone ever seen this before and...
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    American PW Second Hand Tubing

    Thank everyone I do have a lathe and will give it a shot, im guessing to remove the old tube is a simple as drilling it out? or is there another way anyone would suggest.
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    American PW Second Hand Tubing

    Anyone know where you can buy tubing to repair a second hand? I have to replace the tubing in an Elgin aircraft clock.
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    Seth thomas 124 chime

    Thanks everyone, I started to put two and two together after I posted this and realized i had to move the chime drum. Other question is that Ive polished all the pivots, cleaned and oiled the mainsprings, oiled everything like you typically do for a service. I noticed with the chime that the 15...
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    Seth thomas 124 chime

    I have a 124 that runs, strikes and for the most part chimes, but on the hour the last chime the hammer locks up and doesn't chime. Any thoughts?
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    Mechanical WW Epilame Question

    So I have been getting a couple of watches back that are running perfectly fine after I service them and then a couple of months go by and the clients call me up to say they either stopped running or they are running too slow or too fast. Could i be because I am not using Epilame on the cap...
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    Another chelsea strike question

    I didn't think so.
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    Another chelsea strike question

    Here is a video I took before the rocker annex spring was pushing the rocker up and stopping the hammer from striking and I was only have problems with the first strike. Now it pushes the rocker up very weak and it doesn't stop the hammer from striking like it should

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