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by SFC
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Pallet fork position?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Pallet fork position?

The balance cock should not be fully seated if the roller is not in the fork horn slot. If you fully seat the balance cock and the roller is not in position no matter how you turn the balance wheel the roller will hit the exterior of the fork horn and stop.
by SFC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: Ceramic Daytona at 5k over list?
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Ceramic Daytona at 5k over list?

5K can buy you a lot of watches.. and if you already feel dirty about giving in to purposefully shortened supply then I would say pass.
by SFC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Bernex
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Bernex

I know nothing about the company.. but can tell you that the movement is eta 6497. It has been modified ( skeletonized a bit and decorated). I think its tastefully done and good quality work.
The movement should be very accurate and reliable as long as its not filthy dirty
by SFC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Need help identifying this watch.
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Need help identifying this watch.

The watch has a cylinder escapement and I believe it to be Swiss made. It is old and not terribly high grade.. because it lacks jewels for its gear train. You are lucky that it is in working condition as there are not many people who work on these types of watches these days.
by SFC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: 1971 Longines Ultronic 8533
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: 1971 Longines Ultronic 8533

Nice watch... I like the ESA tuning fork better than the accutron movements. The hour markers are unique on this model! If you don't like the look with a strap you can try to find a gold filled adjustable bracelet to pair with the watch. These are available in different styles and from multiple manu...
by SFC
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hacking Movements
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: Hacking Movements

Maybe the solid gold Hamilton Sekron doctor's watch.. I am not positive because I have never owned a sekron but I think it may have a stop lever mechanism. Good luck hunting that watch it would take you forever :lol: I can't think of any others but someone else may know This is a little hard to expl...
by SFC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Masterpiece what value roughly?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Masterpiece what value roughly?

Its a later Hamilton watch with Swiss movement. Not as desirable as the earlier American made Hamilton. Much of the value in the watch will come from its metal content.. particularly the 14kt case and gf bracelet. You can check online for past sales of similar watches.
by SFC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Identifying a pocket watch movement
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Identifying a pocket watch movement

I agree with you about the aesthetics. That dial and hand set is quite "busy" :)
by SFC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Help identifying my watch
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Help identifying my watch

This is an interesting watch I can't ID. The watch layout reminds me of Elgin PW and the script on the bridges "15 Jewels & Adjusted" is reminiscent of that found on American styled "swiss fakes". This may be an American influenced Swiss watch. Your best be at an Identification is going to be throug...
by SFC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Looking to Learn More
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Looking to Learn More

As stated on the movement itself.. the non magnetic patent refers to the hairspring on the balance wheel. I really like the case. Specifically the dog and the sturdy pendant.