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Wlatham 16s Vanguard has me Crazy

Tim Fitzgerald

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When I disassemble a pocket watch for cleaning that is a new model for me, I take pictures that I can use for reference & to be sure everything goes back together the way it came out. I somehow deleted them.
I have a Waltham 16s 23j Vanguard model 1908 made in 1942.That I just cleaned & replaced the main spring.I have it all back together except for the winding mechanism. The shipper & springs have me confused there doesn't appear to be a check spring. Does it not have a check spring? Can anyone send a photo of how it is assembled and the spring placement?
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Here is one identical to yours Tim, a very dirty basket case but the shipper is a pretty easy set-up, note this one has a broken spring but it is all there.

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Did you get it done mate, here is the procedure below;

You should have the setting lever & retaining screw, shipper, shipper spring, shipper cap & it's retaining screw.

Put the lever in place and retain with screw, carefully roll the dial plate over, then fit the shipper on to it's pivot pin that is part of the dial plate with the "C" shape end around/against the lever actuating pin. The round end (hole end) of the shipper spring attaches to the part of the setting lever (actuating pin as well) that protrudes through the dial plate.

The other end of the shipper spring then locks into the small "V" area on the bottom side of the shipper. When locking the spring in to the "V" be careful, as the spring can go flying. After fitting the shipper spring then place the cap over and then fit retainer screw, all done:)
 
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