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by JackW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Doctors, my latest project...
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Gruen Doctors, my latest project...

That is pretty darn nice. I'd be excited to have that COA'd ASAP too.

Did you have the mainspring on hand?

I see you replaced the second hand with one more fitting to the size of the track.

Excellent work!
by JackW
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: La Cloche Pocket Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: La Cloche Pocket Watch

The LaCloche mountains are a low lying range that stretches across the north shore of Lake Huron/North Channel area of Ontario, Canada. The name means "the bells" and come from an unusual phenomenon: When certain boulders are struck, they will ring. Most of the geologic structures to the mountains a...
by JackW
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Inside Case Stamped "Gruen Quadron"
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Gruen Inside Case Stamped "Gruen Quadron"

I saw one the other week marked as such; also a cal 157. Not sure if your watch is the same one or not. Until that one popped up, I've no recollection of ever seeing one marked as such. Nor with the other calibers associated with the Quadron line. I'd say that this also puts to bed anyone trying to ...
by JackW
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: My $34.50 14 Karat Gold Quadron
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: My $34.50 14 Karat Gold Quadron

What a phenomenal score.
by JackW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Correct way to tighten a Canon Pinion
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Correct way to tighten a Canon Pinion

To expand on this.... Here are three types of canon pinions: The 1st one is like what is in the diagram Nookster shared and is the most common type in Swiss watches: canon pinion 1.jpg You'll notice that this one has been tiightened in the spot as indicated in the diagram. In some older Swiss watche...
by JackW
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Mainspring alternatives for 10BPAC
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Mainspring alternatives for 10BPAC

The spring that goes in them is 1.30-.08-296 that is metric. They are apparently a bit fragile and one needs a good winder to put them in.... so says the internet. I've not worked on one of these. Places to try - Twin City Supply - Scott Watch - posting on the vintage Bulova forum - Casker - www.jew...
by JackW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate Speidel Spring Loaded Bracelets “Lug Killers”
Replies: 3
Views: 5399

Re: I hate Speidel Spring Loaded Bracelets “Lug Killers”

Yea they’re about halfway sawn through. Didn’t the owner notice?? I did a little bend test by hand and surprisingly they didn’t bend at all but I didn’t put a whole lot of pressure on them. Luckily the lug design is pretty straight and not fancy so I think I’ll take to my local jeweler and if it’s ...
by JackW
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Struck Gold Again...
Replies: 11
Views: 11210

Re: Struck Gold Again...

Paleotime wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Excellent. Thanks Afire. I will keep my eyes open for one like that... ;)
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by JackW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hairsprings
Replies: 1
Views: 5195

Re: Hairsprings

This might get to what you are interested in with making of hairsprings: https://monochrome-watches.com/technical-perspective-manufacturing-process-hairsprings-explained-with-videos-e2o-innovations/ There is a vintage film someone has on either vimeo or youtube, but I cannot find it, of the hairspri...
by JackW
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Pallet fork position?
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: Pallet fork position?

Hows your eleven jewel coming along? Need to adjust the depth of the balance wheel, it hit the center wheel in the dial up position. Runs great dial down.... I think I might have bent the arm some when I was staking on the hairspring. It took more force then what I would have expected, plus I likel...