Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

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    Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    While I am going on about pocket watch Chronographs, I may as well share this one as well.

    Made by New York Standard (owned by Keystone), anywhere from 1905 on, in a nice 20 year Keystone J Boss case. New York Standard were very much a low-mid range manufacturer, well below the likes of Elgin, Waltham, etc. It has a giddy 7 jewels - but a nicely finished movement with blued screws and damaskeen/frosted finish. It was not an expensive watch at the time, but rather an interesting piece from a US manufacturer.

    I am missing the chrono hand, which is 20mm from pivot - otherwise working fine and pretty much mint. Photos are a bit rubish, I should try harder



    Nice thing about this movement is that it tries so hard. The three positions, start, stop and reset are there and the chrono drive is properly engaged and disengaged. The flyback feature even works

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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    It is nice to see one of these in working condition.
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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    It is nice to see one of these in working condition.
    I know what you mean - most seem broken in some way or other. I have a another one the same but in a Dueber case, that I am repairing at the moment.

    I have not seen many of these in 18s as this one is, there are a few about in 16s.

    If anyone can suggest where I might be able to source a chrono hand, it would be much appreciated.
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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    And here is number 2, just finished the repairs/service. Size 18 as well.

    This one is in a Dueber case, again needs a chrono hand - otherwise it is fully functional. I doubt the case is original, but it is period, in good condition and everything works - so that's fine by me. Movement is the same as the other, and I am too lazy to take another movement shot of the same movement.





    Condition is not as good as the one in the keystone case, and there are a few minor chips to the inside of the glass - but perfectly useable.
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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    If anyone can suggest where I might be able to source a chrono hand, it would be much appreciated.
    Just a thought, would a hand off a broken stopwatch be of any use? There must be some biggish ones about.

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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    Good idea, hadn't occurred to me. I am looking into that now.

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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the watchmaker who is mentoring me...

    He 'lent' me this today,...



    and in it...



    I have to get or make a boss to fit the (0.6mm) shaft on the NYS - but many of these (the ones on the left) are the right length (or can be shortened slightly) and look just right

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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    Great news, those on the left looks to have the correct shape as well.
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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    A good illustration of why if your interested in antique or older vintage watches you need to know an old watch maker. A lot of these parts are unavailable, but these old watch makers, have drawers of them.

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    Re: Yet another pocket watch chronograph.

    For everyone else, here is what the chronograph central second hand should look like:
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