This was given to me by a friend wondering whether it was possible to clean, the watch wasn’t DOA. After a clean, small modification of the balance spring and a repair of the balance bridge it was ticking away. Notice the heavily jeweled minute wheel, necessary or not ? or was this an attempt to […]
I was at Salon QP 2012 yesterday, it was a great experience – alot of interesting new product lines and great innovation. The main reason i went to the exhibition was to see the private viewing of the watchmakers apprentice, a great documentary about the late George Daniels and his only apprentice Roger Smith. there […]
I say partial due to the fact you can only dismantle 75% of this movement as the rest is riveted together, even though it is a basic setup, the lack of bridge made it tricky to get back together. i was advised that dumping the movement in the cleaner would suffice, however i wanted the […]
I have had this Pocket Watch for a while, i haven’t looked at it before as it needs a new balance staff. I have been putting this off until today. The moment is a Helvetica 32A I managed to successfully replace the balance, below are some snaps I took of the process.