I just cleaned Waltham SN 553, 8xx. It is in what I , as a rather experienced ( 25 years / 300+ watches worked on ) hobbyist, would call good shape...someone else replaced a pallet stone, balance staff, roller & jewel, and ( of course...) mainspring. My problem: the lower pallet pivot needs to be straightened...I reckon the old fellow would run with it as is, but, it really should be improved...so: what chance do I have of successfully intervening? And, if anyone reckons this can be done, how would you do it? Note: I need to apologize for not Posting Images...I have never done this, tho I plan to learn very soon! Finally: I have very fond memories of a watchmaker who lived in Oregon and passed away several years ago...if I had sent the pallet to Owen, he would have ground the bad pivot flush, run a pivot drill into the arbor, and installed his newly-made pivot...I reckon he would have considered it a quick, unexceptional piece of work...if only I had had sense enough to spend a few weeks with him at the bench...he sold me quite a few tools & a lathe, and more...time to learn how to use it all, yes?! Thanks. Michael Maddan.