Tudor Oyster Prince 34

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  1. Old Man 2011

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    Have you ever wondered what would happen to a Tudor Oster Prince after a lot of years buried on a beach, where a metal Detectorists:) found it. Here are some picture's. Oh, by the way, the balance wheel works as well as a run down watch when you twist it a little!

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  2. Adam Harris

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    Wow! Thats a cool find
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  3. Old Man 2011

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    Thanks Adam. Now what? Does anyone have a suggestion besides crying over this?
     
  4. Kevin W.

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    All steel parts would be badly corroded. I would just look at it. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Old Man 2011

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    I wonder what the balance wheel would be made off? It looks and runs as good as new.
     
  6. Kevin W.

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    Old man, the hair spring is not rusted ?
    I would think the balance wheel is brass.
     
  7. Old Man 2011

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    If you mean the spring under the brass(?) wheel, you are correct, the spring is not rusted but the wheel only turns for as few seconds. Thanks
     
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    Old and crusty but surviving, like most things made/born in the mid-fifties. o_O

    I agree that it's a very cool beach find. Maybe if it was found 30 years earlier it would still be repairable? Still, that the balance pivots aren't totally rusted is impressive. I'm probably stating the obvious, but I'd guess that the rotor must have been directly over the balance, where it took most of the condensation abuse, saving what was below. Otherwise, I'd at least expect the regulator arm and balance arm to show more rust. The reverser wheels, etc., not having this sacrificial anode(?), did not fare as well.
     
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    nice artifact
     

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