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  1. CJo

    Never seen this before. Odd part in Gilbert movement.

    This is something I’ve never seen before. First thought it was a someone’s way of doing a bushing but not sure. This surely isn’t part of the original movement, is it? This is a Gilbert movement out of a kitchen clock. What are your thoughts or inputs. Thanks!
  2. CJo

    Selfwinding cleaning & repair

    Are there any good videos of cleaning and repair of selfwinding clock movements?
  3. CJo

    Junghans pivot hole damage

    Starting on this project and I knew that this had been cracked by a previous repairer. Looked worse on the inside of the plate after disassembling. Not sure the best route to go with it. This is the pivot hole for the wheel that drives the escape wheel. I have included several pics of the same...
  4. CJo

    Small New Haven hairspring clock

    I have several of these New Haven small hairspring clocks and need some advice. In one of the photos, it shows a collet on the center wheel that is cracked. There is an arrow pointing to it. Is this suppose to be a press fit collet? (Excuse me if I am using the wrong terminology) It is loose...
  5. CJo

    grandfather center minute arbor

    First time for me on this type of movement. It's an Erhart Jauch Uhrenfabrik grandfather movement, not sure of the year. Is the cam on the center arbor pressed on like Hermle has theirs or does it come off differently? I don't want to proceed till I get some guidance on this one. Pretty sure...
  6. CJo

    Erhard Jauch Uhrenfabrik

    I was wondering if anyone could date a Erhard Jauch Unrenfabrik movement for me? It’s in a grandfather clock. The numbers on the back of the movement, which I assume are the serial numbers, are 206348. Thanks for your help.
  7. CJo

    Mercury look plugs

    I have several of the crystal regulators in my collection and always thought the pendulum‘s had mercury in them. But now I’m finding out that they are probably just plugs to look like mercury in the American made crystal regulators. Somebody told me that if you tilt the pendulum and the mercury...
  8. CJo

    340-020 question

    Can anyone tell me why so many of the 340-020 movements have the pivot hole for the fork on the back of the movement not flush with the plate. I have noticed this on quite a few. Picture attached.
  9. CJo

    pivot mushroom

    So my question is, at what point do you do a complete pivot replacement, rather than grinding down the pivot? I have a clock that has a lot of bad pivots, most of which I ground down, but the one I'm on right now, will take it from about a .050" to a .035", by the time I grind it down, and I've...
  10. CJo

    Statue clock

    I was just curious to see if anyone might have an idea on this clock, about what year it was made, maker , and if it possibly had a name (looks like an artist person) It is about 21" tall, and if it were all there, would be about 20" wide. Thanks
  11. CJo

    Urgos tubular

    I was wondering if anyone would have a ball park age for this Urgos? The back has the numbers 50964 and UW 3/18 A. Thanks!
  12. CJo

    Super Dummies Course needed

    I bought this jewelers regulator at auction about 5 years ago and have had it hanging in my front room. Up until recently, it ran beautifully, but now having problems. Tried just oiling the pivots, but still wouldn't keep running. I have never taken one of these apart and initially thought it...
  13. CJo

    Watch batteries

    Lately had more people needing battery replacements. The two places that used to do them have quit. Wasn’t something I wanted to deal with originally. But now would like to have an assortment available. Where is the best place to buy an assortment that is usable or is it better to just have just...
  14. CJo

    ITR mainspring letdown

    Need some advice. I have an ITR that I would like to let down the mainsprings so that I can properly clean the movement, but I do not have a letdown key that is that big, approximately 7.2 mm. key size. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to let down the main springs on this movement? I know...
  15. CJo

    50 Employee ITR

    I have been working on the case of a 50 Employee ITR. It is pretty much done, but before I put it all back together, I was wanting to try and at least try and clean up the clock movement part of ITR. What I can't figure out is how to just remove the clock movement only, so that I could do a...
  16. CJo

    Always move hand backward?

    This is a new one for me. This elderly lady told me that she always moves the minute hand on her clock backwards, like when she has let the time run down. She has a 1980 Howard Miller with Hermle 451-050. She got upset when I was moving the hand forward, she thought I was going to mess up the...
  17. CJo

    newer Chelsea

    I have this newer model Chelsea and want to take the hands off to get inside, but not sure if this is different from the norm. Is the seconds hand a press fit or something else? Doesn't seem to want to come off the normal way and I don't want to mess it up. What about the minute and hour hands...
  18. CJo

    50 employee ITR case veneer

    I need some input on the case that I am working on. The front had been somehow exposed more to the elements than the rest of the clock, so I had to remove all the veneer from the front. Now, since I have never done this before, I need some advice. The front has a lot of holes that will need to...
  19. CJo

    Gilbert Calendar question

    Just curious about this Gilbert calendar clock. I've had it hanging in my house for years, and in recent years, it quit running. So took it down to work on the movement. Now that it is up and running, and I had no info attached to it, was l looking in my Tran book to see the year and name. What...
  20. CJo

    ITR help

    We bought this rather large ITR at auction. It had been apparently stored in a barn or outbuilding of some sort. Trying to clean it up and would like to take off some of the parts on the front, so that I can work on some of the veneer and face. We can't seem to get the wheel off the shaft. Was...

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