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  1. Thanks for the advice Shangas. I went on the United States Naval observatory link. Next to my PC monitor I have a radio controlled digital clock which I think tunes into Rugby UK. It was reading exactly the same as your link so I will use this to calibrate my watch which incidentally gained 20 mins in one day! Talking of remote controlled clocks I bought one in France for a fiver some years ago. That one is tuned into Frankfurt and is always one hour out! My friends think it funny that I have this clock thats always an hour wrong. (to the second though). Pete
  2. Thanks Julian. I will ring him next week. Pete
  3. Paul, riverat, shangas, abingtonlad and rabbit, I thank you all for your nice comments, sound advice and information regarding my pocket watch. I now know how to adjust the hands(thanks to river rat) and the watch has been ticking for 40 mins (good advice on watching the chain as you wind it, thanks rabbit) so far and is keeping good time! (early days).I have just cleaned the watch cases with a silver cleaning cloth and it has transformed the whole watch. I wished I had cleaned it before posting the photos. Tell me, is it good to keep the watch ticking all the time or can long periods of inactivity be adverse to its reliabilty etc? On the movement next to the makers name and town is a number. Is there a directory where I could look up the maker and put a date against the number? I was told that dating the watch case didn't necessarily put a date on the movement as many makers put their watches into older cases. The cases are definately 1834. I live in Nottingham. Can anyone recommend a good watch repairer who would service it. Might need advice on regulating the time if loses or gains. Ok so far.
  4. I like the idea of telling her it's a non runner. Worth thinking this one through. Thanks
  5. Don't tell her :lol: :lol: its just back from repair/service/got it well cheap from ebay/"what this old thing"/its a mates/i swapped it for something else >edit< welcome to rlt Last time I bought something from Ebay was after a few too many wines and I ended up buying a Green Goddess fire engine. I hid it at a mates for 3 weeks before I told her. She went mad. She now watches me like a hawk on Ebay so she would know if I bought a watch!! SORRY< NOT GOOD ON FORUMS> PRESSED THE SUBMIT BUTTON TWICE
  6. Don't tell her :lol: :lol: its just back from repair/service/got it well cheap from ebay/"what this old thing"/its a mates/i swapped it for something else >edit< welcome to rlt Last time I bought something from Ebay was after a few too many wines and I ended up buying a Green Goddess fire engine. I hid it at a mates for 3 weeks before I told her. She went mad. She now watches me like a hawk on Ebay so she would know if I bought a watch!!
  7. Don't tell her :lol: :lol: If I didn't tell her how would I be able to wear it?
  8. Don't tell her :lol: :lol: its just back from repair/service/got it well cheap from ebay/"what this old thing"/its a mates/i swapped it for something else >edit< welcome to rlt
  9. Hi there like minded people. I joined the forum to share with you a pocket what which I have posted on the pocket watch forum as 'My great grandfathers pocket watch. I think it is lovely but need to know more about it. As yet no one has come up with any comments. It could be because I didn't introduce myself first! So here I am! I love watches and one day I will treat myself to an Omega Speedmaster, but having four boys ,all at home proves expensive and my good lady would go mad if I splashed out. Any of you got any ways round this? Please take a look at my pocket watch.
  10. i do have more photos if you need to see them let me know. Pete
  11. Managed to upload this one from photobucket but the adminstartor still won't allow the others. Will keep trying.
  12. Hi there chaps. I've just registered to this forum for two reasons. The first is I want to share with you what I think is a beautiful watch and secondly maybe you could all offer a little more information about the watch such as its movement type, value, (not that I would part with it as it has been in my family since at least 1870). I have enjoyed researching its hall marks. The watch has two cases and both bare the same hall marks. I can establish that the watch cases were made in 1834 and assayed to Birmingham and the watch case maker was James Heales from Coventry. The movement shows the maker as B Musson from Louth. I was wondering if the watch would be the same date as the case? Can this be established by the number on the movement next to the makers name? See photo. I have only just inherited the watch and rightly or wrongly I wound it up and it ticks beautifully. I have not adjusted the hands as I do not know how to. Any advice here? Please look at photos of its service history? This adds intreage and interest to the watch. I hope this photos upload ok or I will look silly! Oh well here goes........ Didn't work. Using photobucket and I get a message saying that the administrator does not allow this website!
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