A way not to poise

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  1. DeweyC

    DeweyC Registered User
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    How do you measure the material removed? How did the mass increase over time? Did the workperson check positional rates prior to and after this file work?

    To have a precision timekeeper requires precise work. And note, he had to add timing weights!

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  2. Chris Radek

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    It's so depressing to see a screw that's filed away AND has a washer under it. Boggles the mind.
     
  3. GeneJockey

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    This is one reason why I wish more watch listings on Ebay had pictures of the balance at rest. Conversely, it may be the reason why so few do.
     
  4. Harvey Mintz

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    Well, I've had occasion to add weights to screws that had been filed - BUT I was NOT the one who did the filing; I was the one trying to repoise the balance to get the watch to run reasonably again.

    I hate finding filed screws on a balance.
     
  5. karlmansson

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    I'd say that most watches from the mid 1900s I see have this. Seems like it was very much standard practice a couple of decades ago.
     
  6. RJSoftware

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    double post, my fault
     
  7. RJSoftware

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    I take it that filing is on under side, that and part is removable. I dont see it as such a big deal. You have to remember it was probably done in an era when watchmaker work started declining. When the river runs dry you have to do whatever... I hate poising anyway, never have a customer who even consider it. It's like sawing legs on a table to match, seems to never come out perfect. For all the work involved I can hunt down replacement on ebay and knock out several problems at once. Just remove/replace. Make customer pay. I dont mind exploring and expanding my skills, but only for my stuff.
     

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