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  1. First post here so bare with me.. I have recently purchased a Swiss watch which is branded as a Rone incabloc and a 17 jewel. I loved the look of the vintage/worn dial and so I grabbed it! I tried doing abit of research on the Rone brand but found very little info apart from they produced Swiss made watches from about 1920s - 70s. Also there are very few Rone watches available to purchase I have only seen a few on eBay but none of the same model as mine. If anyone knows anything about it please share. i tried to add a photo of mine but won’t let me for some reason :(
  2. Hello All, I got the nice wall clock in a brass housing. There is another number stamped on the pendulum: 785 or185 ( A bit difficult to read) Please see the linked pictures. I would like to know, how old the clock is. The size (outside measuring) : 17,5 centimeter Any comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance Peter (Germany) Here are the pictures https://www.directupload.net/file/d/6026/u3fmgryu_jpg.htm https://www.directupload.net/file/d/6026/pa773zjk_jpg.htm https://www.directupload.net/file/d/6026/pa773zjk_jpg.htm
  3. Good evening all I have have had this watch since the late 1980s it no longer runs I have sent this to seiko who have stated spares are no longer available the watch has ran without missing a beat since I purchased it until recently Is there anyone else that can possibly help me please the watch has a 24hr face and only sweeps once each day ie 3am = 6am ie everything doubled Kind regards Pete
  4. Hi all, I have a Brook & Son vintage mantel clock that I have never been able to wind. It opens from the back and has its winding key, but it barely moves a hair. It looks like there is a latch/lock which prevents the winding mechanism from turning (see pic 4 below). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Shane https://ibb.co/8PMP4g2 https://ibb.co/ThgBh07 https://ibb.co/19VGb1q https://ibb.co/rQSd4qL (lock/latch?) Sorry it seems my pics didn’t link in the first post: https://ibb.co/8PMP4g2 https://ibb.co/ThgBh07 https://ibb.co/19VGb1q htt
  5. Hi people, I received an Times watch when I was five years old and I am looking at the feasibility of swapping out the old knackered movement for a decent mechanical one. Is this doable? and any tips on how to go about it? All the very best!
  6. Hi there, We are small British start-up, trying to get crowdfunding for our first release,available at CF platforms As it usually happens on the start, we don’t have money for paid promotion. Don’t you mind to allow us to place crowdfunding link into your forum? Mörester watches Regards Alex, Mörester watches campaign coordinator
  7. Hello. I am lucky enough to own an antique 36 hour, chain wound, whiteface, longcase clock. It stood in our kitchen for over 20 years and began to stop at random times, as well as mostly not striking. We diagnosed that it needed cleaning and oiling, which has been done. It now runs beautifully and strikes every hour on the hour. BUT, it stops every three hours, to the minute - well sometimes it manages 6 hours, or even 9 hours, but you get the idea. This happens regardless of what time it has been started. When you come to re-start it, by swinging the pendulum, it doesn't begin ticking
  8. I have an old J W Benson wristwatch that recently found its way into the washing machine. It is still working, but clearly requires a little TLC. Can somebody recommned to me a reputable watch repair service that might know their way around J W Benson watches? Many thanks, Duncan Flack
  9. How to tighten the cannon pinion on a Timex Model 25 wrist watch movement with day/date dial? The exploded view in the manual lists canon pinion assembly and I've read mention of a friction pinion. Is this the source of the hand slipping problem?
  10. Hi there, Just wondering if anyone could help an idiot out! I'm a newbie and just getting into the hobbie. I've successfully serviced and repaired a couple of old British 'Services' movements. And now I'm getting around to ordering crystals and I'm flummoxed! It appears to be a tension ring domed acrylic crystal. But I'm not too sure. The chrome ring is on the inside of the crystal. The crystal is 30mm in diameter, 4mm high, and the side walls are 2mm. It's domed, but doesn't seem to be a high dome? And the watch case opening doesn't seem to have any indents in the side wall, just straig
  11. My name is Piotr and I am writing to you from Warsaw, Poland. I am and old clocks lover primarily from 1920s and 1930s. Unfortunately, my precious Rolls Westminster Clock Super Ancre has not been working for the long time. An experienced clockmaker in Warsaw told me told me some time ago that is was a matter of the platform escapement that should be replaced. The platform was quite worn out. He and his son-in-law tried to revive it and my clock was working for nearly 3 month and stopped. They tried again and again without success. We have tried hard, but we have not managed to find a sim
  12. Hi first time post I'm looking to buy the egrad V3 manual wind watch which has a modified jinghe Ind movement in it, Any body had experience with this movement, can't find out if it reliable or how accurate it is. Any info would be appreciated
  13. My mother and I have recently taken up watch repair after inheriting some broken pocket watches. We have two watches that are proving rather tricky, both have an English lever which appears to have a broken pivot, it seems that the pivot may have been a jewel since there was some residue in the bearing on one of the watches. I’m very new to this so I’m sorry if I’ve said anything silly so far, please correct me if anything I’ve said is wrong. We haven’t had much luck searching the problem since we’re not strictly sure what we should be searching for, so any help would be appreciated. I’ve o
  14. Does anyone have any information on this watch: Limit Alarm Chronograph / 50M Emergency Quartz? Dates of manufacture? Parts? (new crown and stem) Collectability? Many thanks. Dan
  15. Greetings, A long case clock I've owned for nearly 40 years requires repair, and in the spirit of lock down, I thought I'd have a crack at it myself. The first time I've attempted any clock repair that requires significant dismantling. The clock itself is I think mid 19th century, full height, painted face. The engineering quality suggests the 'bog standard' end of the market. The problem is that when I attempt to wind the chiming train, the ratchet doesn't catch and the weight descends immediately. Visual inspection indicates that a small black leaf spring has shattered. F
  16. I have just purchased a Westminster chime mantel clock. This is my first resto and I have no idea how to determine which model it is and where I might find spare parts including a new click face. I can add pictures but not right now. Any assistance would be appreciated.
  17. Hello im a new member and would like to introduce myself. Iam an 30 year old guy, father of 2 girls and Live in London. I have a couple of watches as Omega Seamaster, Iwc Top Gun,Gmt master II aka batman,Breitling Chronomat, Oris, Longines Thank you for membership and I'm looking forward to give/gain experience I hope this is the right place to let people know I'm a new member
  18. Hi Porker here, Yes I am fat but it is really a reference to my love of most things Porsche. I have loved Watches since teenage years and bought a Rolex Datajust 36 when I was in the RAF in about '96. I then left the forces and ventured out into the big bad world. Watches then took a back seat whilst other things took priority. Cars & motorcycles amongst other things. However in the last couple of years I think I have gone completely mad. I sold/exchanged the Rolex for a Tudor Pelegos LHD as I never wore the Rolex because the clasp kept coming undone every time I flexed my wrist and then m
  19. Hi just stripped cleaned & rebuilt my first 1879 english lever fusee pocket watch now have just to pin hair spring but i am struggling to see the pin What is the best magification equipment to buy from Cousins Thanks in advance George PS i hate fusee chains lol
  20. Hello, I've made a silly mistake! I was taking apart a watch I've not worked on before, and rushed it. On removing the date wheel, the little brass coloured gear wheel on the right of the picture fell out, and I've no idea where from? It has a raised square edged centre on one side with a hole through and a smaller raised cone centre the other. This side also has a small pin set at approx 1/2 the diameter of the wheel. It has a course tooth edge which I cant seem to match up with anything. Aaarrgghh! Anyone help? Thank you. Matt
  21. Hi I'm trying to identify the following pocket watch movement it is in a solid silver Dennison watch case, UK Birmingham Hallmark dating 1915. I have no doubt watch and case are originally paired. The watch keeps excellent time and I am loathed to start stripping it down without good reason, to try and find more marks or serial number. The movement appears to be a 15 jewel separate bridge design with: 'US PAT 24 MAY 1904' being the only inscription on the movement. The centre / train bridge is quite a distinctive shape, but I have thus far been unable to identify its maker/calibre from vari
  22. Hi guys, I've got a Sekonda dual time watch (model number 5391), which i absolutely love, and I've searched hi and low fir an original bracelet for it, bu to no avail. I was wondering if anyone might know where i might be able to obtain one. :)
  23. Hi, I recently bought a small job lot of watches specifically for a Timex electric for spares, but amongst these was this 7 jewel Ingersoll. Initially not of much interest as the crown is missing and the hair spring distorted, making it run erratically and VERY fast! However curiosity got the better of me and I removed the balance and with a little skill and a LOT of luck, reformed the hair spring such that it has been running consistently now for a couple of days and is still within a minute or two of the time I set it. I cannot however identify the movement. It is definite
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