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  1. I would call it an impulse lever I doubt if you could buy an original, you would have to make one I have the identical clock to yours!! The glass front has different engravings to yours............
  2. Well $7,000 or £5,600 in British money seems an awful lot for a service It looks fairly complete, it would need a strip and examine, then a clean and re-oil and set up, the gravity governor is a nice touch, i personally would be looking for a much lower figure, under $1250 or £1,000 at least! I have done a few and charged nowhere near that...................
  3. Nice watch, well done on using Seizaiken batteries, they reportedly never leak, and i havent had one leak yet, i always use them as a preference
  4. Is there any sharp edges on the drum? Does the pulley pivot on the weight edge roll smoothly? Hope that helps
  5. A good "vintage" brand to go for would be J W Benson. But as said above, condition is paramount!! Clean dials, not cracked, case condition and whether in working order is also a factor Some tend to collect different dial variations, or on the types of movements. If you have deep pockets then look out for old IWC pocket watches, beautiful movements, especially compared with the modern ones with bought in selitta movements!!
  6. I have some spare movements for those, if i can find them will message you
  7. I would date it right at the end of the 19th century, 1890 - 1900 It has a lever escapement with a "imitation" bi-metallic balance, which means it has two cuts in the balance but they are not all the way through, to give it the look of a more expensive watch. The lever escapement is a little above the standard and it appears to be a 15 jewel movement, hope that helps
  8. Would love to see a picture of the dial....... The oils in the watch can dry out, some Rolex models have a very basic and inefficient design for the rotor for the automatic winding, which means once it wears it grinds metal into the movement, not good!! The movement is an easy one to service, if you decide to have it done, a nice reminder and momento of your dad. I hope you will keep it and not be tempted to sell it
  9. Hi, the pocket watch was given to me for repair, my sherwood lathe is a 6" four jaw, the pivot i need to make is 0.3mm. I already am in discussions with purchasing a second hand watch lathe ( £1500 ) i cant quite justify buying a new one for £25k I just needed some help, which this forum is good for providing I will return it back to the customer and just say it is beyond my current abilities to repair without a correct lathe.
  10. Nice watch, sorry to hear about your dad, lovely story to it as well, a historic piece of time
  11. Hi Simon, I have an old c1890 fusee pocket watch with the lever pivot has snapped The pivot is driven into the lever, it has a slight taper on it. The lever itself is of a high quality and polished steel with jewelled inset impulse faces Could i post the lever to you for you to have a look at please? I would be happy to pay, my own lathe is too big to make one Kind Regards Tim
  12. Yes a picture of the movement would be great, Oris did make their own movements back in the day, usually pin pallet ones. So if your watch is of some age, it will be of Oris manufacturer, parts still obtainable though
  13. The diameter of the date wheel comes into calculation, as it needs to move 11.61 degrees for every 24 hour revolution So the position of the pin you fitted into the wheel, and the distance from the centre point of the wheel needs to be worked out. A shortcut to this is to mount the pin on a small "eccentric" plate so you can adjust depth and therefore forward movement It may be necessary to remove the 31 toothed cog and fit a smaller in diameter 31 toothed cog Never assume the gears in a longcase clock are original or the dial is original to the movement, its always a minefield repairing something that has usually had about ten previous repairs and dial swops in its lifetime! Best of luck!
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