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by unreformed66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Will a Railroad Grade Movement fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Will a Railroad Grade Movement fit?

That's not a viable project. American railroad grade movements are too large for your case which most probably came with a Unitas 6498 (which is a 16 1/2 ligne or about 10 size movement. American railroad grade movements are all either 16 size or 18 size and are too large for your case. Not to menti...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900

Confused as to how the strap is fitted to the watch - lugs appear to be hidden front and back. It looks like the spring bars are way up on the case, you can see the ends of them in the pictures. Perhaps the strap slides in between the front and back sections of the case? Odd design to be sure, I've...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAWCC National in York
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: NAWCC National in York

Cash and only cash in my experience. I'm planning on going to the National this year unless something happens between now and then to keep me away. I've been to Regionals since 1992 but have never attended a National so I'm looking forward to it! I did finally see the NAWCC museum last year when I w...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help Me Help the NAWCC
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

Re: Help Me Help the NAWCC

A worthy endeavor, and I just jumped in. I'm planning on attending the National Convention, perhaps we'll run into each other! Best Regards, Dave.
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Repair service shop for Seiko Pogue?
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Repair service shop for Seiko Pogue?

I've serviced quite a few of the Seiko chronographs over the years. They're actually a pretty complicated movement and are kind of built in 4 layers. The only consistent weak point that I've found in these movements is the vertical clutch that is on the wheel that carries the seconds hand. If you've...
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Model 1877 & case
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Waltham Model 1877 & case

Most model '77 movements have the male stem attached to the movement and there will be a corresponding female stem that is a part of the case. That being said in my 30 years of collecting and working on American pocket watches I don't ever remember seeing a male stem movement in a swingout case. Not...
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?

If it's got a regular Swiss style tongue end then I bet you can find one close enough to use in it. If you can't and can find a T-end spring the right size you can always drill holes in the barrel and the barrel cover. I don't like it but I've done it before when I couldn't find a proper spring. I w...
by unreformed66
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?

That's a good example of a Swiss Fake from the latter part of the 1800s. There were never any parts available for them but if you measure the mainpsring I would just about bet that you can find one close enough to use. What kind of end does it have?
by unreformed66
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The EARLIEST American made Men's Wrist Watch KNOWN to EXIST
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: The EARLIEST American made Men's Wrist Watch KNOWN to EXIST

VERY interesting, thanks for all of your hard work unearthing the advertisements and the watch itself. Now I'll be looking for one..lol.
by unreformed66
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Help with Swiss pocket watch Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Help with Swiss pocket watch Identification

We're not going to be able to tell you much without a picture of the movement.