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    Small weekend pocket watch project...

    Just completed a small project I've been meaning to do for years. The small display stand I have for one of my grandfather's pocket watches came with a cheezy brass-plated plastic support arm. Over the years the arm has sagged to the point where the watch was resting on the wood base. I discarded the old plastic part and formed a new support arm from some nickel-silver stock, then free-hand turned a small support pillar from another piece of nickel-silver stock. Now, not only is there no cheezy plastic bit, but the watch hangs properly, no longer resting on the wood base. The watch is a W C Rayner from my grandfather's old shop.

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    Re: Small weekend pocket watch project...

    Very nice, but you are a tease, how about a sharp close-up of the movement. Your watch appears to be a private label, it would be interesting to know what company actually made the watch.

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    Re: Small weekend pocket watch project...

    Quote Originally Posted by RON in PA View Post
    Very nice, but you are a tease, how about a sharp close-up of the movement. Your watch appears to be a private label, it would be interesting to know what company actually made the watch.
    Thank you Ron. Well, it's a semi-private label. My grandfather had a small line of pocket and wrist watches that he assembled from purchased components then labelled for his shop, a variation of the ébauche system. I have an example of each, both of which my father serviced before presenting them to me. At this point I don't know who actually manufactured the movement components. I haven't opened either case but will photograph both watch movements in detail when each next needs service.

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