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    Wittnauer 45

    Hello all, I am looking for any information on a Wittnauer 45. I have found the staff, however I also need a roller table and I do not have the original - does anyone know if the wittnauer 45 was made in house or by another manufacturer? If there is any interchangeability? Thank you all in...
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    Wittnauer 45

    Hello all, I am looking for any information on a Wittnauer 45. I have found the staff, however I also need a roller table and I do not have the original - does anyone know if the wittnauer 45 was made in house or by another manufacturer? If there is any interchangeability? Thank you all in...
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    Making a verge fusee balance cock

    Thanks! I knew it had to be somewhat along thise lines but I wanted to know with more definity. The mercury/gold processing I knew about, and I dont envy the side effects suffered... much like the radium paint, I have no intentions of exposure!
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    Making a verge fusee balance cock

    Hello! I have a question that I haven't found a clear answer on... How were the early verge fusee balance cocks made? I know they are usually referred to as 'hand pierced' and I know files are involved, but how was the actual piercing of the material done? Thanks! Ceci
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    Pendant Set Hamilton 912 help

    Hey all, I am overhauling a Hamilton 912 I got from an antique shop that I have taken all apart, cleaned, oiled, put back together and all was well with it running outside the case. The moment the movement went in the case, I lost significant amplitude and the watch refuses to wind with the...
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    English PW Verge Fusee Pillar Problem

    I am looking to restore to as close as original as I can, I want her to work, but I also want matching pillars and preservation of the original look. Ideally I would like to repair the existing pillar however that may not be possible given where the break is; a repair may not hold the top plate...
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    English PW Verge Fusee Pillar Problem

    Hello! I am wondering if anyone has information on replacing a pillar on a verge fusee pocket watch. She's from about 1840, it's been difficult to pin down +/- a decade. One of the pillars has sheered on the plate end such that the hole for the pin is destroyed. Unfortunately, it is the pillar...
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    Introductions

    Hi! :D My name is Ceci, I wanted to introduce myself and my current collection (pictures to follow!) since I have just joined. The height of my collection is my engagement watch (my fiance listens quite well, and proposed with a pocket watch instead of a ring) which is an near mint...
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    Lever Escapement Question

    Thanks for the replies! I have a much better understanding of the drop and the 'starting' dynamics now. I think my sticking point I want to make sure I am clear on is that both pallet stones have a lock and drop action as the escape wheel rotates. I also want to make sure I understand that the...
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    Lever Escapement Question

    Hello! I am new to the world of in-depth pocket watch repair and planning to go to school for horology. I have been a collector for 10 years but only recently delved past the basics of how a mechanical pocket watch works. I am currently in the basics of escapements, specifically detached lever...

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