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by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Repair service shop for Seiko Pogue?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

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: 319

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: 340

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: 340

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: 971

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: 285

Re: Help with Swiss pocket watch Identification

We're not going to be able to tell you much without a picture of the movement.
by unreformed66
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest award Watch. What do you have?
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Longest award Watch. What do you have?

I saw a Hamilton 992 on Ebay just the other day that had a 50 Year inscription. I can't remember which railroad the guy worked for now. That's the longest one I've ever seen.
by unreformed66
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons

Well somebody's certainly had a good week. Congratulations!
by unreformed66
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: Worth repairing for my dad's 70th? takano chateau 21 Jewels
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Worth repairing for my dad's 70th? takano chateau 21 Jewels

Here's some information about the Takano brand (which in my 38 years of collecting watches I'd never heard of) that I found with a quick Google search. http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japanese-watch-discussion-forum/3235-takano-collection-completed.html Does the watch run? $250 would be quite a bit f...
by unreformed66
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Ridgewood
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Ridgewood

Very nice!