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  1. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    HI Chris, Thank you! Every bit of information helps. If I do find someone qualified to work on this watch (and I can afford it), I want to at least know a little about the inner workings and what the trouble might possibly be. Jenny
  2. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    It is so very good to know all of this, Graham. That tiny little hole had no significance to me at all. I hate to think what some of the more unpleasant things are which are left behind might be! I meant to ask yesterday: if the balance spring in my watch is too short, does that mean the...
  3. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    I meant to add that I've been reading about regulators on David Boettcher's blog -- fascinating. The first thing I've done is to adjust the regulator arbor counter-clockwise to see how that affects the watch.
  4. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    Hi Graham, I am in awe that you can tell all that by looking at my photos! Obviously I'm going to need to find a specialist to examine this watch. I am not about to try to do anything to it myself. I realise that it's not a terribly valuable piece, but as Allen said above, it seems to me to be...
  5. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    Thank you, Allan; I'm very pleased to have joined. I'm looking forward to learning about these amazing watches. I feel like I'm holding a little piece of history in the palm of my hand. Jenny
  6. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    Thank you, Chris! I have added photos of the movement from the sides to my original post. If the balance spring is too short... can it be fixed? Or can the crown wheel be 'topped'? V/R Jenny
  7. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    Sure! I will add them to my original post. Give me a minute or two.
  8. J

    18th c Finding my way around a verge fusee

    I just bought my first verge fusee pocket watch, circa 1785, made by Samuel Thorndike of Ipswitch. It arrived yesterday. It's not an 'important' watch, as it's missing its case, and is now housed in a silver pair case of about 100 years later. But I'm enchanted with it. I'm learning a whole new...

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