Hello! My name is Brendan, and this is my first post. I have always been interested in mechanical clocks and watches (as an engineer, I seem to be drawn towards clever mechanisms ). I recently have decided to start trying to repair broken pocket watches, and have been collecting the required tools at yardsales and consignment shopes. So far, I have: Bausch and Lomb stereo microscope , 3-30x with backlight/toplight Hand pullers Watchmaker screwdriver Movement holder air bulb tweezers Moebius oil oilers I don't yet have a mainspring winder. I also purchased a "practice" movement off of ebay, a waltham model 1888 7 jewel bond street grade that was advertised as in good cosmetic shape but not running. So far, I have managed to disassemble the watch and inspect everything under the microscope, and diagnose the problem with my meager skills. The first problem is a broken mainspring. (looks like I need that mainspring winder!) The second problem is a little more complex: One of the pallet jewels has a chip on it. The watch actually runs alright when I supply power with my finger through the center wheel. Looking under the microscope, it seems that about 3/4 of the escape wheel tooth is riding on undamaged jewel, but the remaining 1/4 is over the damaged section. I understand from reading that the escape wheel and pallet fork are factory matched, and replacing just one requires a lot of adjustment to get working. I am looking for suggestions for how to proceed? I imagine that this defect may not affect running for a while, but is likely causing accelerated wear, and I would like to resolve this. Lastly, I don't yet have my mainspring grease. Is there an equivalent product that is readily accessible (perhaps brake caliper grease, etc). If not, I will order some. Thanks, and looking forward to learning all about this excellent hobby.