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    Slow running Elgin

    Thanks Don!, I will work through that exhaustive list the you generously prepared and let you and the other contributors know the outcome. Thank you, OZZY:smile: -> posts merged by system <- Thanks MFRC1956, I will try that as well. Thanks, OZZY
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    Slow running Elgin

    Thanks Abslomrob and Rrwatch, Maybe it is the wrong spring, how can I tell? I tried the 180 degree trick.....Dial down I counted 12 swings. Dial up, maybe 4 swings. Thanks again... OZZY
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    Slow running Elgin

    Thanks everyone! Doug, even when the canon pinion is removed, the second hand loses about 12 seconds/min. I have thoroughly pegged all jewels etc. Islandtimer, maybe you are right...I need to find a compass! Henryb, the main spring looks good. I haven't seen a spring like it so would find it...
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    Slow running Elgin

    I have cleaned the O size movement ( number 7953080), burnished the pivots etc etc etc. It loses about 4 hours in 24 hours. The jewels are not cracked. The hairspring is not fouling. The speed of the balance seems slow. The pallet "snaps" well enough. The mainspring barrel does not seem to...
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    drilling Stainless steel

    Thanks very much for everyones advice. I'll give it a go! OZZY (from Australia):)
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    drilling Stainless steel

    Hi Jeff, I don't know the grade of steel. The hole is about 10 thou'. I work on pocket watches and I am hoping to make a tool that will allow me to create the overcoil on the hairspring. I saw a diagram of such a tool in a watch repair book. OZZY
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    drilling Stainless steel

    I need to drill a hole through stainless steel tweezers using a small spade type drill. I DON'T want to damage the drill, so, can this be done without damage? OZZY
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    stepped collets

    Thanks everyone for your help. I figured that if polishing pivots of the balances desired, then polishing ALL the pivots is also desired. I now see how that can't work. I guess that I haven't wasted my money as I now see a different purpose for the collets. Thanks, OZZY:smile:
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    stepped collets

    I just bought 4 stepped collets with the intention of using them to hold the pocket watch wheels while I burnish them. My problem is that I can't get the burnisher into the collet, (because it is stepped)!!! Have I wasted my money? What is the real function of a stepped collet? OZZY:mad:
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    Elgin pallet

    Thanks Smudgy, I will change the jewel. OZZY:smile:
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    Elgin pallet

    I have an Elgin 18s. The roller jewel is 16.5 thou. and the notch in the pallet is 22 thou. Are these dimensions compatible?(ie should the jewel be greater in dia.?) Thanks in advance for any help. OZZY:smile:
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    Quality of my graver

    I have found repeatedly that my graver is unable to remover broken balance staffs. ( I can MAKE staffs with little difficulty) I am using a graver made by E C Muller. Is this product of good quality? Who is the best maker?
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    Rex roller remover

    Thankyou CW, you a very kind to give such a well written description. I fully understand your instructions and have successfully removed the roller table!!! Thanks once again. OZZY
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    Rex roller remover

    Can anyone tell me how to use a Rex roller remover? How should the knurled piece be held? OZZY:confused:
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    rusted pivot burnisher

    THanks Smudgy, you sure do know all the tricks. I'll give it a go! OZZY
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    rusted pivot burnisher

    I have a steel burnisher which has rust stains. Can anyone tell me how to deal with it? OZZY
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    lift spring

    Thanks Jim, I'll go for it!! OZZY
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    lift spring

    How can I remove a broken lift spring, the retaining screw seems to be stripped? OZZY
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    Elgin won't run

    Thanks Lorne, the pivots are OK. I will check the jewels. :)
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    Elgin won't run

    I have an 18s Elgin that will run while in the face up and face down position. However when the movement is on it's side it will run for a period and then stop. Why is it stopping?? Thanks, OZZY :(

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