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...
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?
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.
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?
I have an 18s pocket watch with a screw-on back cover.
When the cover is fully screwed on the cartouche remains misaligned with the crown. (I have carefully cleaned the threads, to no avail.)
Can anyone tell me whether this is normal??
I have been collecting Elgin pocket watches and spare parts for some time. I am interested in including watches by a different maker in my collection, however I can't afford to buy additional spare parts as well.
Is there another maker that uses similar parts to those used in the Elgin watches...
I have had continual problems with the hardness of my gravers.
Would disposable tungsten carbide electric planer blades be suitable? If so, how can I grind and sharpen them?
I have an incomplete winder set. The item shown at the bottom left hand of the picture is the part that I need. Can anyone NAME the item? Can anyone tell me where I can obtain one?
The maker as shown on the crank is MARSHALL.