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    how to improve an old pocket watch movement ? :) ...

    This is where we start:

    old french LIP movement



    and after tuning, added micro regulateur, blued screws, oxidated wheels, new pearl pattern made on bridges, new stainless steel case and crown :














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    That's stupendous looking. Wow! How big is the case?

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    That looks fantastic! Did you put the perlage on the existing gold plating or was that too thin?

    Hartmut Richter

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    :) case is 48 mm without the crown, 52 mm with the crown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Did you put the perlage on the existing gold plating or was that too thin?

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    First I have polished existing surface and after that I placed new pattern. Originally movement was not plated, bridges were made out of brass so it was easy to refresh them :)

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    Re: how to improve an old pocket watch movement ? :) ...

    But doesn't that mean that it will tarnish over time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    But doesn't that mean that it will tarnish over time?

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    movement was assambled with gloves on hands, if You won't place oil or fat on the bridges, surface will stay just as here for a long long time.
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    Should have been plated, it's not too hard =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by german View Post
    Should have been plated, it's not too hard =)
    Yes I know, it is not hard as I do it :)

    here is the gold plated surface:

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    cooper plated surface:

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