Vintage pocket watch, rebuild / restore
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    Vintage pocket watch, rebuild / restore

    I put a post a while ago about this pocket watch I had got from Ebay, bought a a spares or repair, they should had simply said, " it's dead ,it's never going to go again", and I wouldn't have got it.

    But I did, it's one of the H.williamson English lever pocket watchs, so I liked it, as I said, I'd had a plan , I had another movement, I had another dial, I found in a box, one of the black military dials.
    Put it in the case, I was quite happy with it,,,,, but it just was not quite right, , the case numbers did not match up ' obviously ' with the dial.
    So I just had to have another look at the original movement.
    Just on the dial side plate everything was broken ,botched or missing, from the broken steel screws in the plate , broken pallet guard screws, end stone's, jewell holes, missing parts to the winding.
    Well a month and a half later, it's running, new pallets, balance wheel, escape wheel, new crown, new hands,,,,,OMG....
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Size:  3.52 MB this is my donar movement, I was lucky enough to get hold of one , thankfully. .
    the dona movement has the winding on the other side , so every thing has to be swapped over and put back in reverse.
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    Re: Vintage pocket watch, rebuild / restore

    Can we see the finished running thing? :)
    Chaos is my focus

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    Re: Vintage pocket watch, rebuild / restore

    If you can kludge a movement that runs from what you are showing, I am impressed with your persistence!! ... the dead live again!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Vintage pocket watch, rebuild / restore

    Congrats on your work would love to see the finished watch.

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