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Dropped watch broke staff

musicguy

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I am actually not sure when the last time I did this,
but taking off my 18s Grade 1892 AT&C last night it dropped about
2-3 feet to the hardwood floor. This morning I checked it
(I guess I didn't want to last night) and she is toast. I always
use a chain, and the watch went down to the floor chain attachedo_O

anyway..... dial, crystal, and case look fine, time for re-staffing



Rob
 
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I am actually not sure when the last time I did this,
but taking off my 18s Grade 1892 AT&C last night it dropped about
2-3 feet to the hardwood floor. This morning I checked it
(I guess I didn't want to last night) and she is toast. I always
use a chain, and the watch went down to the floor chain attachedo_O

anyway dial, crystal, and case look fine, time for re-staffing



Rob
Sorry to hear about your accident. Hopefully it’s just the staff but be sure to check the jewels too.

Stephen
 

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Rob I know the feeling. I'm sure many of us have clumsily dropped watches &/or have had our dearly beloved pets knock them down for us.

I've even managed to destroy a staff due to using an overly long chain which allowed the watch to swing far enough to hit a cabinet.
 
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Bummer. At least it's damage that's just outside of a normal service. It certainly does illustrate the beauty of modern anti-shock devices. Granted they are on watches with less mass, etc., but it seems to take a lot to break a staff in one so equipped. Good luck. Cheers.
 
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A trick I learned working in a restaurant as a kid: When you drop something, stick your foot out as if to catch it with the top of the foot. It sometimes saves an item. Shock absorber watches like incabloc will stop running but restart when the balance bridge is lifted slightly and the jewels fall back into their proper place. Balance staffs sometimes bend but don't break as well.
 

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A trick I learned working in a restaurant as a kid: When you drop something, stick your foot out as if to catch it with the top of the foot. It sometimes saves an item. Shock absorber watches like incabloc will stop running but restart when the balance bridge is lifted slightly and the jewels fall back into their proper place. Balance staffs sometimes bend but don't break as well.
I call that the drop kick.., as the item can sometimes be booted over there for a bigger crash. However, it has saved me from my clumsiness on more than the one occasion.
 
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A trick I learned working in a restaurant as a kid: When you drop something, stick your foot out as if to catch it with the top of the foot.
I do this type of thing all the time, but not this time. :)



Rob
 

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