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    Help What is this tool used for?

    Thanks for the come back Rob. Yes, it does seem that it could be used for that I agree. I'm confused by the holes in the bottom of the pusher and on the side of the pusher however. If it was a cannon pinion remover why would one need those? I've attached a couple more pictures of what I'm...
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    Help What is this tool used for?

    Thank you for responding MrRoundel. That was my first thought as well and the piece that moves down does in fact have a very small hole in the end that would appear to fit a staff pivot. However there's hardly any 'floor' in there for the roller table to sit on. The roller table would have to...
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    Help What is this tool used for?

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    Swiss key wind

    Nice watch! What a cool story! I thought you were going to tell us you got the whole box for $3.00. :) Thanks for the share!
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    New here...Hello!

    Thanks for the share, pictures, and intro. Hope to see more of your collection. I haven't seen very many cased 4s'. What a wonderful piece! Thanks again for the share!
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    Loads of junkies (I will not buy any more junk watches)

    Well, I agree it's a hard problem. I keep thinking, "This one would be fun to fix." Also, since I'm a total amateur, I think that when I buy these 'junk' watches I have unlimited time available. Thus, I clearly have more projects than I ever will get done in my life time. So, it's the 'hunt'...
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    Elgin 18s, Model 3, Grade 82, Mainspring Conundrum

    Okay, thanks guys. Thanks for moving it to 'Watch Repair' MusicGuy. I almost posted there but it was pretty specific to this Elgin so was doubting myself. Anyway, now I know. :) Thanks to Rick and Riche for sharing with me that you all have had the same issues. I know what to do now. :)...
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    Elgin 18s, Model 3, Grade 82, Mainspring Conundrum

    I have the above pocket watch. It needs a mainspring. The Elgin materials catalog states it needs an Elgin 812 mainspring. Yet, all the 812 mainsprings I've bought or seen are D.B. & H. type. Yet this mainspring barrel has no slits for the brace. I first thought that the barrel I had was...
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    wind/set Hamilton "Myron" yellow gold

    Looks like the stem might be just a tad long if it is in fact pushed all the way in. When your father had the crown replaced is there any chance he would have had the jeweler leave a little length to a new stem so it would make it easier to wind? My pictures of the Myron (1951 Hamilton...
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    My ten dollar purchase

    Nice! The price was sure right for a running watch! Neat! Congratulations! Is it a fusee? Looks like it might be. Nice catch, you did good!
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    American PW Modifying jewels

    Okay, so it has nothing to do with Short Hub verses Long Hub then. I'm far from knowing very much about staffs. I find screwing around with them to be very frustrating as you point out. I too get frustrated with all the different jewel hole sizes and crap. Just pick a standard and stick to...
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    American PW Modifying jewels

    Forgive me for asking the obvious but none of the ones on eBay will work? Seems like there was a couple with Long Hub 857s available. Just curious as it seems like there's so many Elgin parts on eBay.
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    My Waltham Riverside Maximus Model 1899, Comments?

    Nice! It's well executed and is beautiful! Thanks for the share.
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    Hamilton 950 a la Vortic

    Wow, just wow! That is just beautiful! Looks the workmanship is very high quality. The teal towel sets it off very nicely as well. :) Thank you so much for the share.
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    Center Wheel Stripped Off Pinion

    Thank you Graham, Dewey, and Skutt50 for your comments and suggestions. I too agree I screwed up with the main spring decision. The one time I went with a smaller strength the watch didn't have as good of an amplitude (it was also a little shorter) so decided I should go up in strength. What...
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    Center Wheel Stripped Off Pinion

    I had the movement completely apart and had just put it all back together for storage when I wrote this. There are no jewels on the bottom plate except for the balance which is actually on the top plate. But yes, point taken. It for sure could have been manufactured that way. You are...
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    Center Wheel Stripped Off Pinion

    Well, it was going well until... I've had this old Swiss 12s / 18 Lignes movement running at my desk for some two years. Then the mainspring gave way. I ordered a replacement New York Standard 16s spring for a replacement. It came. Today I put it in and wound the movement... only to have...
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    Acquiring reasonably

    Oh man, I have not heard that one before! I will purloin that one! Way to funny. Thank you!
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    Acquiring reasonably

    With regards to selling, I've found out that selling is way more work than I thought it would be. Like you, I'm a collector of many things, and rattling around in the back of mind (lots of room their now :) ) was the idea that I'd sell off the stuff when I retire. Ha! I also discovered I...
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    Acquiring reasonably

    Robert, thanks for the write up and topic! Yes, I try not to do totals. :) Just too depressing, especially, as you point out, that I have boxes of projects already that I'd like to do. :) Personally, I enjoy the 'hunt', like you, buying movements is a fun experience. Nothing like picking...
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