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Gazza

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Hi everyone my names Gary and im an enthusiast trying to repair an old ships clock for a friend.
Whilst inspecting the escapement I discovered the balance pivot was not sitting in the cap jewel correctly, dare say some of the pivot has gone, also noticed a similar issue with the escape wheel pivot, as you can see in pic the pivot has broken.
The balance fork appeared to be seating ok!
This clock is an Astral # 156.
Im hoping someone has spare parts for the escapement or even an entire movement complete for sale?
If not is there someone to contact that can machine new parts?
BTW I live in Perth Australia and understand postal difficulties atm but am willing to explore most options.
Happy to supply as many pics as it takes for ID purposes.
PS I did notice a thread on here of a similar clock from 2019.
PPS please don't fret regarding the rodico and hairspring as the rodico was removed immediately after pic was taken.
Regards Gary
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I would do a thorough search near you for someone who repairs clocks and can make parts. If you can't find anyone, there are some in the USA who can do it if you are willing to pay the postage and whatever customs fees there are.
 
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Journeyman

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Hi Gazza, a picture of the platform would be useful. Are you able to fit a new balance staff or do you need a balance complete plus a new 'scape wheel and pinion, I have quite a lot of Astral parts and may have what you require!
 
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Gazza

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Hi Gazza, a picture of the platform would be useful. Are you able to fit a new balance staff or do you need a balance complete plus a new 'scape wheel and pinion, I have quite a lot of Astral parts and may have what you require!
Oh thats fantastic.
Here are some pics of platform and escapement.

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Balance complete please, scape wheel and pinion and palet fork, just to be sure, basicly all parts pictured.

Ok I believe there is a round cover that covers the escapmt and is secured by screws (see pics for size) onto the plate, if you have that cover and 2 screws, quote me on that as well please!

Please feel free to PM for any further discussions outside of the forums, not sure what you need for that tho.
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Journeyman

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Hi Gazza
dimensions of platform would be useful also measurement between plates or platform fixing holes any writing on the platform?

Regards Peter
 

Gazza

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Hi Gazza
dimensions of platform would be useful also measurement between plates or platform fixing holes any writing on the platform?

Regards Peter
Hi Peter
Here are the pics requested, only writing on plate is I suspect is from previous services.
Again any additional info that may help just ask.
Gary
 

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Hi Gazza, I have a platform that is almost identical to yours, I need an address to send it to for you to try on your clock.
Regards
Peter
 

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