Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

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    Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    You might remember this movement from a box lot. Wouldn't run at all, and the setting and winding mechanism was non functional.



    I have no idea what movement it is, see this thread.

    I had another movement that was similar, neither repairable - but enough parts between the two to hopefully make one. I chose the Rotherham and Son marked movement as it is 15 rather than 13 jewels and in better overall condition.

    Cleaned bridges



    Assembling the train



    Train in place



    Barrel bridge - polishing the rust off the wheels took a looong time



    Dial side, setting assembled and balance cap oiled and in place



    Tested movement and reversing after run, then lever bridge.



    Balance straight out of cleaning fluid. I hate these, as you have to dismantle the whole shebang to clean the top balance jewel. Oh well, I guess I am getting better at them.



    Finished - started up as I screwed in the balance cock. Now running it and checking timing.



    Video of it running.

    I'll case it up in about a day assuming no problems crop up.

    Final score: replacement clutch, second wheel, minute wheel, stem, and setting bridge!

    Click only looks odd because it is only slightly wound.
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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Wow, thanks for sharing

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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    A very good effort with very nice result. I appreciate you sharing this with us.
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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    A very good effort with very nice result. I appreciate you sharing this with us.
    And so say all of us.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Well done, yet another old watch elevated from the junk pile to
    the wrist...excellent.

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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Thanks all, more or less finished now - I just need to find some case screws of the right length...



    ...and I should probably relume the hands, but they can wait.



    32 mm - nickel case, a few hairlines, and I love the big sub-second



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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Another one saved for posterity.

    A nice grosgrain ribbon would look good.
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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Nice.

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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    This is really cool, the fact that you saved an old pocket watch and the video of it running.

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    Re: Rotherhams trench watch movement salvaged

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    A nice grosgrain ribbon would look good.
    I saw that post of yours - however, I am not that brave. I have gone for a simple leather 12mm strap. I was planning on fitting a cuff WWI type, but actually 12mm isn't quite as odd looking as I expected.






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