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    American PW proper gear teeth count on pin plate waltham

    Hi fellow watchmakers, Thank you all for the great info and now I fell good that all the teeth and pinions are the correct count for a 16, 200 beat train. I have my vibrograph set on 14,400 or 16,200 button, which are on the same button and it shows the watch 4 min. fast, but I am losing 30...
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    American PW proper gear teeth count on pin plate waltham

    Hi fellow watchman, I have a 18 size waltham P.S. Bartlett pin plate with sn: 8,435 and a rack lever escape or point teeth escape wheel and would like to know the proper gear teeth count and pinions for this watch? It's running about 30 min. slow on the hands, but it's recording 4 min. fast...
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    INFO ON ILLINOIS 24J 18S BUNN SPECIAL

    Hi fellow collectors, I recently traded a watch for a 18 size Illinois 24j bunn special and noticed it has the letter "D" at the begining of the serial number on the plate under the dial. It's also under the balance bridge plate. Does the letter "D" before the serial number mean anything in...
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    REQUEST INFO ON T.EATON 18S WATCH

    Hi Kent, I sent you a email on this watch and the part. They are nice watches and hope to get this one running for a friend. Thank a million and take care. Sincerely,, Don
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    Help this newbe on repair!

    Hi Randy, Sounds like the first watch has a staff problem. Check the balance staff to see if it's broke or bent. If you are not a watchmaker, I would recommend he does the work. When you mess with the staff you could make it worst than better if you don't know what you are doing. The second...
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    Seth Thomas Pocket watch 1895 #563899

    Hi, All the other replys are great. You could remove a set a balance screws and replace them with smaller ones. You could also close up the regulator pins to gain a couple of mins, but there should be room for the hairspring to breath between the pins. The height of the hairspring also affects...
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    What would be a better quality pocket watch?

    Hi Randy, Like Terry said Illinois watches are easier to find parts for and Alot of there parts are interchangeable with other Illinois Watches. I think a good Illinois is a better runner than columbus and also easy to work on. Go with the Illinois and I think you can't go wrong. I have a two...
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    REQUEST INFO ON T.EATON 18S WATCH

    Hi Ed, Thanks for the info. What threw me off is it has a three footed dial and I thought that was reserved for american watches and not the swiss makers, which have two footed dial. Thank for your info and have a nice holiday season. Sincerely, Don
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    REQUEST INFO ON T.EATON 18S WATCH

    Hi fellow collectors, I have a 18 size watch marked "the t.eaton co. limited" 17 jewel adjusted and was wondering what company made the watch? It looks like a waltham model 92 and it has a three foot dial and a one piece double roller. It has two winding exposed wheels and a recess balance...
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    INFO ON SETTING THE BEAT POINT ON FUSSE

    Hi Doug, I'm asking how to set a fusse to the correct beat point or to put the watch in beat when all the power is off the watch or at rest? According to my repair book it says the watch should have a 180% arc when power is applied and my watch has only about a 90% arc. The watch would not have...
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    INFO ON SETTING THE BEAT POINT ON FUSSE

    Hi fellow watchmakers, I'm just wondering what's the proper steps to set the proper beat point on a english type fusse? I looked over my repair books and the only thing it said was the balance wheel should have a arc of 180%, which my watch has only a 90% arc. When the watch is at rested does...
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    INFO ON SETTING THE BEAT POINT ON FUSSE

    Hi fellow watchmakers, I'm just wondering what's the proper steps to set the proper beat point on a english type fusse? I looked over my repair books and the only thing it said was the balance wheel should have a arc of 180%, which my watch has only a 90% arc. When the watch is at rested does...
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    Oils

    Hi Chris, I use elgin 56-a or la perle oil for the jewels and a good mainspring oil from timesavers. If you are using a ultra sonic cleaner solo-lube does a good job of rinsing and lubricating the parts. The only bad thing is it cost about $60 a gallon, but it's worth the money. I hope this...
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    NEED MANUAL FOR ELMA TIMING MACHINE

    Hi fellow collectors, I just bought a elma timing machine and I am looking for a operation manual on this machine or a web site where I can download a manual. Thank you for your time and have a nice day. Sincerely, Don
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    NEED MANUAL FOR ELMA TIMING MACHINE

    Hi fellow collectors, I just bought a elma timing machine and I am looking for a operation manual on this machine or a web site where I can download a manual. Thank you for your time and have a nice day. Sincerely, Don
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    REQUEST INFO ON WATCH

    Hi fellow collectors, I recently bought a swiss watch and would like to request some more info on the watch like when it was made and the maker. The watch dial is marked " Paul Breton, Geneva. It's approx. 55mm, 17 jewels, swiss bar style movement, wolf teeth gear, maltese cross, kw/ks from the...
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    REQUEST INFO ON WATCH

    Hi fellow collectors, I recently bought a swiss watch and would like to request some more info on the watch like when it was made and the maker. The watch dial is marked " Paul Breton, Geneva. It's approx. 55mm, 17 jewels, swiss bar style movement, wolf teeth gear, maltese cross, kw/ks from the...
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    INFO ON BULLETIN FOR MODEL 1870 CRESCENT ST.

    Hi fellow collectors, Someone told me that there has a article about the waltham model 1870 crescent st. in a recent nawwc bulletin. Can anyone tell me what bulletin or month the article about the model 1870 crescent st. was done? Thank you for your info and have a nice day. Sincerely, Don
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    REQUEST INFO ON 18S ILL. BUNN

    Hi Fred, My watch is marked " patent pinion" and it has the charlmers regulator. I hope this helps and thanks. Sincerely, Don
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    REQUEST INFO ON 18S ILL. BUNN

    Hi collectors, Thanks Kent and Fred for the great info. Do you know what's the serial number of the first bunn stem wind? I checked my balance bridge and all plates and they match serial 50,079. The other bunn I seen with serial number 50,071 looks like it didn't have gold jewel settings and the...

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