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tin pin pallet movement.. anyone know who made them?

EmmaR

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hi there eveyone. I am tearing my hair out over one of those silly jobs that really aren't worth the effort you put into it.
see the watch below. it has a broken top pivot on the balance staff, and it wont run dial up.with the paper shim.. (shown) it will just run dial down. I have a draw full of these who ever made them, I just dont have an intact balance staff. it came in with the regulator loose in the case, and so far I have found a list of problems.

now my question. who made these? do you think it is possible parts might still be available?

its not a quality movement :eek: but the lady would like it running if it is at all possible.

*EM*
 

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Kevin W.

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Emma probaly i am not much help.But i did see a movement like this one in a pocket watch sold by Sears.I know it was a few years old.Maybe look around on Ebay.
 

xpatUSA

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EmmaR said:
now my question. who made these? do you think it is possible parts might still be available?
*EM*
I've just sold a Harvester with a similar movement. I took no notes but I think it said "World Watch Co" on the movement.

Otherwise, Makers know to me are R. Lapanouse and G. Bettlach. Pin-lever movements like yours are used in watches from:

Lucerne, Rego, Ginebras, Global, Webster, Rouan, Cimier, Sheffield, O&W [sic] and many others I'm sure.

I quite like pin-levers, I think it's the racket they make - reminiscent of the Westclox that sat by every bed on the planet before clock/radios became the vogue.

cheers,

Ted
 

Jake

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Look for the trademark. It might just be an Ebauche SA movement. Let us know what is stamped on the plate. Jake Bunn
EmmaR said:
hi there eveyone. I am tearing my hair out over one of those silly jobs that really aren't worth the effort you put into it.
see the watch below. it has a broken top pivot on the balance staff, and it wont run dial up.with the paper shim.. (shown) it will just run dial down. I have a draw full of these who ever made them, I just dont have an intact balance staff. it came in with the regulator loose in the case, and so far I have found a list of problems.

now my question. who made these? do you think it is possible parts might still be available?

its not a quality movement :eek: but the lady would like it running if it is at all possible.

*EM*
 

schweige

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I have been teaching myself on cheapo pin lever movements and have worked on a number of them that look like this. It appears to me to be a BFG (baumgartner) 866. (I'm actually wearing an old Ingraham with a BFG 866 as I type)
See: Click Here

I realize you got the part already, but for future readers Uncle Larry usually has these as parts movements.
I have also been able to get replacement parts for a similar movement (BFG 670) from Wm Mc Caw in Toledo @ 800-472-0200.

schweige
 

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