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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.
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...
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.
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...
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...