Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

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Pat Fahey
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Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

#1 Post by Pat Fahey » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi
I am new to this forum, and I would like to post a question. I have an Elgin B.W. Raymond Grade # 590, and I am wondering what type of tool do you use to adjust the regulator on this watch. The regulator screw is right next to the movement, the screw has a hole on the side of the screw, and is right next to the movement.
I do not want to use a pair of needle nose pliers on the screw, I don't want to mar it up. I am looking for suggestions. Thank You. Pat
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Elgin Grade # 590
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Elgin Grade # 590
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Re: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

#2 Post by JerryT » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:23 pm

The regulator screw actually has a pair of cross-holes in the screw head. I imagine that Elgin made a tool for this, but it is easy enough to find or make a tool. The tool has to have a fine pin at the end that will fit in the cross hole. Then you can insert the pin and turn the screw by quarter turns, each 1/4 exposing the next hole.

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Re: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:23 am

JerryT wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:23 pm
The regulator screw actually has a pair of cross-holes in the screw head. I imagine that Elgin made a tool for this, but it is easy enough to find or make a tool. The tool has to have a fine pin at the end that will fit in the cross hole. Then you can insert the pin and turn the screw by quarter turns, each 1/4 exposing the next hole.
Jerry,

Thanks for keeping an eye on the pocket watch forum for us. I don't think we have anyone else to answer questions and I appreciate it.
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Re: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

#4 Post by veritas123 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:31 pm

There are few others, but Jerry is so fast AND with the correct answers, we don't have to jump in.

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