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    Watch Help Where to buy Mainesprings and Crystal’s online

    Hello all! I’m not looking for a list of every place that sells parts and I know I can search places like eBay, craigslist, and Amazon. What I’m looking for is a couple online resources that have a good reputation and don’t mark up their products crazy amounts while also charging an arm and a...
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    19th c French Unknown Japy Freres Mantle Clock (ID and Repair Tips)

    Hey all, hopefully my photos uploaded correctly. (I inserted thumbnails for space's sake, but if that doesn't work I'll happily upload in full resolution) Anyways: I picked up this clock at a thrift store yesterday, and I don't know too much about it yet. The stamp indicates that it is a Japy...
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    Hamilton electric malfunctions

    Hey guys it’s my first post and thread on this forum, hopefully an easy one to speculate on as well! I have recently encountered three electric movements all exhibiting the same issue, the second hand spins VERY rapidly and Freely whilst setting despite the hack. Two of the movements were 505...
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    Watch Help WANTED: Several bits and bobs

    1) 12s South Bend lower balance cap jewel 2) 12s Illinois lower balance cap jewel 3) 12s Illinois stem for Wadsworth 12s case 4) 12s Wadsworth case sleeve 5) 12s Fahys case sleeve Every single one of these are apparently non-existent. if you have any of these so sell, I’ll pay up to $25cdn for...
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    Pocket Watch Pallet Fork Vibrating

    I'm work on a 15j Elgin 6/0s movement for a friend. As I've got it back together, I'm running into a issue with the pallet fork vibrating. I have attached a short video showing the vibrating problem, when it should just be locking back and forth as it is tapped. In the repair and servicing of...
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    Watch Help Open Lemania Single Pusher Chronograph - balance staff

    Hi all, I hope you’re doing well. I’m looking for some help or advice around my Lemania single pusher chronograph which I inherited a few years ago from my Grandad. It’s a UK RAF issue with what I believe is a cal. 2220 movement (possibly derived from a CH 15), although I could be wrong. I’ve...
  7. wagibson

    Looking to Repair Accutron Deep Sea

    As the title suggests, I'm looking to find somebody that could repair an Accutron Deep Sea that I inherited. The model number on the back is 150460. After taking it in for a battery replacement, I was told that it was actually the movement that needed to be repaired. Please let me know if...
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    South Bend Size 12 Grade 407 Hairspring Replacement

    Good evening everyone, Newbie here. Please go easy on me. I’m fairly new to the watch collecting and repair scene. I think we all know where this is going. Long story short, I have destroyed my South Bends Hairspring and am having some real trouble finding even a parts movement to replace it...
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    Pocket watch not working

    Hello, I'm new to the hobby of repairing watches and I tried to repair a Vogt pocket watch. I disasembled and manualy cleaned the watch and then reasembled and oild it. The problem is that the watch does not run and the mainspring barrel for some reason dont wants to turn so the watch cant be...
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    Made In Germany Bachmaier & Klemmer Cuckoo Clock

    Hello All, Recently we found an old cuckoo clock in a relativities basement. We think it was brought back by a relative that was stationed in Germany in WWII. If anyone knows more information, or more accurate information, please let me know. Its a bit of a mystery as my living relativities...
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    Resurrecting dual chime Celebrate, is it possible?

    Hi folks, Hope everyone is doing well! I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what, if anything, there can be done about this clock. So, as some of you know, I've been looking for a Westminster/Trinity HAC Celebrate for some time now. Well, back in early August, I snagged one...
  12. RODALCO

    Equity 230 Volts clock motor conversion to 24 Volts AC

    Just managed a successful rewind of an open circuit clock motor from an British Empire made Equity 220 Volts 50 Hertz electric clock. The old gauge wire was very thin, perhaps gauge 45 or thereabouts. The new coil was rewound with gauge 36 copper wire of around 2230 turns, give or take 50 turns...
  13. gulfcoastclockco

    Seiko Magic Motion HELP!

    Have this seiko qxm109zrh in my shop for repair. Customer had already ripped out corroded battery boxes, but failed to mark or denote wire schematic. Has orange, yellow, red, black, and 4 C cells. Was hoping that someone has an original, and could possibly pop the back off for some pictures...
  14. Monte87

    case movement Omega 470 cal. overhaul

    Hi - I was given this nice little Omega Seamaster with a 470 cal. movement. The crystal is very scratched up but inside is a beautiful copper movement - although it is very dirty. How do I remove the Crown and Stem? I can't seem to find the appropriate screw or button... thank you
  15. instarclock

    Atmos Repair: not as bad as I feared

    A couple of months ago I bought a non-working beater Atmos 528 at our local chapter’s one day sale. I planned to use as a learning tool for doing simple maintenance on my other 528’s. After getting into the clock, I saw there wasn’t much wrong with it, so I cleaned it, replaced the chain and...
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    Please ID this Clock Unknown Chiming Mantel Clock

    Hi. I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for some help to identify a mantel clock which I was given a few years ago. I know very little about clocks so please excuse me if I use the wrong terminology. The clock is a wooden case mantel clock, I think the shape is a napoleon hat? There are art...
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    Clock Junghans "Grande Sonnerie or Blind Mans Clock?"

    Hello I have this Junghans 3 weight and I got it to be a Blind Mans clock and I really dont know what the difference between that and the Grande Sonnerie other than the way it chimes? Anyway I need the quarter chime gear shaft and gathering pallet.The squared end on the quarter chime shaft that...
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    Missing trim wood type?

    Hi guys, I’ve recently acquired a really nice HAC clock which will be a great second clock to work on servicing, repairing and restoring. The case, whilst in generally good shape, is missing some of it’s decorative trim at the bottom. I am keen to craft a piece to fill the small missing...
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    Bent crutch? Clock stopping after 1-2 minutes

    Hi all, Sorry for what I imagine seems like a bombardment over the last couple of days! After disassembling my strike movement over the weekend and getting it back to full functionality when hand turning the hands I moved on to putting the pendulum on and attempting to get it running...
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    Barrel sister teeth repair

    Hi all, Being new to clock repair (thank you again for everyone’s help recently with my striking query) I’m trying to build up my knowledge and get to know best practice etc. While disassembling my English Mantel clock over the weekend I discovered that the strike train barrel was missing some...

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