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    A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Came in a lot with about 7 other movements - including a very nice ladies silver cased hunter. The trenchie was the reason I bought the lot (also I now have a spare fusee chain )



    Nice silver case, import marks say Glasgow 1918 to me.



    Hands were rusted together and the cannon pinion was held on with a touch of rust as well



    Movement I am not familiar with, it is a lever 7J. It has a very interesting setting mechanism, of which I neglected to take a photo .



    Cleaned up and running, but without a movement service (yet). It started running as soon as I took the hands off.

    32mm of goodness



    Oh and the ladies watch is a cute little thing in a heavily decorated silver case - I will probably service it and give it to my daughter. Dial marked with J.E. Hood, Omaru, N.Z. so another locally marked watch

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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Fantastic - thanks for posting. I have a couple of Trench Watches that need a skilled watchie like you to look at. Pity you're on the other side of the planet!!

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    Egad! I am not skilled, I am a complete beginner at this stuff.

    Think of this as encouragement for you to learn/do some watchmaking

    Quote Originally Posted by erasuretim View Post
    Fantastic - thanks for posting. I have a couple of Trench Watches that need a skilled watchie like you to look at. Pity you're on the other side of the planet!!

    regards

    tim
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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Excellent work. It reminds me of my Fountain trench watch.
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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Very similar indeed Marrick - have you managed to date yours?

    Nothing like a proper NOS glass crystal - I found one today Only took me about 2hrs of searching through boxes of unlabeled watch glasses, but I got there in the end!

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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Had the afternoon off work, so I did the clean and oil.

    I still don't know what movement this is (and I guess it isn't critical), keyless works...


    Doesn't look too bad pre-clean, but it was doing the old 'runs and stops' trick.



    Train... A bit of grunge on the wheels and some old oil - not too bad.



    Stripped and cleaned.



    Bits (I don't like the way the cap jewels are retained on these)...



    More bits...



    Train assembled.



    Almost there.



    This why I am not fond of these, you have to dismantle the whole cock including removing the balance and regulator just to clean it



    A clean front. This watch looks like a 7 jewel watch, it isn't - it is a 6J watch! The Swiss sneakily shortchanged by 1 jewel through having no separate cap jewel in the bottom balance, the plate acts as the cap. Quite a reasonably made movement apart from this .



    Cased up (getting dark).



    Fin.



    Keeping good time so far. Still need to get a proper strap.
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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Nice job.
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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Gorgeous little thing!

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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    Yes - great work.

    It's a pity there's no maker's mark at all. the movement looks quite distinctive though - maybe someone will know.
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    Re: A little trenchie gem from a bulk lot

    What a very nice job you did make of it
    I like this kind of posts very much and would like to thank you for sharing your technical know how, it looks so simple but...........

    wfg, Frans

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