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Minor hairspring #repair ...
The last image shows the correct shape with the over-coil.

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
A pocket watch that runs poorly when carried...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-pocketwatch-that-runs-poorly-only.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
On broken balance staffs...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/03/on-broken-balance-staffs.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
On Jewels
Once a year or so, someone writes to me about a watchmaker having stolen the jewels out of their watch.

The idea that unscrupulous watchmakers steal jewels from watches is a myth as old as jeweled mechanical bearings. The jewels in watches are not decorative, and not at all valuable - except that your watch will not run, at all, if they are removed.

Here is some information about watch jewels:
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/search/label/Jewels

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
What is my watch worth?
Several times a week I am asked "how much is my watch worth?"

Sometimes, the question is accompanied by almost no information. For example, "it looks like the one you have here," followed by a URL to a photo of a general pocketwatch on my website.

Sometimes it will include an Elgin serial number and nothing else.

Either way, it should be clear that the question can not be answered from such vague information. It's like saying "I have a Ford made in the '50s, how much is it worth?" The answer would be a range from $50 to tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes I am tempted to answer the question that way.

But I don't. I am not an appraiser. Although there is no licencing requirements in the US, appraisers are credentialed by professional appraisal associations. There are also IRS rules regarding income for appraisals. Important... show more


 
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Getting Started with Antique Watches
What are gold filled pocketwatch cases?
Gold filled and rolled gold refer to similar processes of taking sheets of gold with a sheet of (usually) brass between, like sandwich, rolling or pressing the material to the desired thickness, and making case parts from that. "20 year" refers to the typical time the gold layer is expected to last before wearing through. So it related to the thickness of the gold. We see cases marked 10, 15, 20 or 25 year most commonly.

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/09/getting-started-with-antique-watches.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
How to mail a watch...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-mail-watch.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Know your watch parts...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/07/know-your-watch-parts.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why Your Watch Stops, Part 3 of 3
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-your-watch-stops-part-3-of-3.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why Your Watch Stops, Part 2 of 3
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-your-watch-stops-part-2-of-3.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why Your Watch Stops, Part 1 of 3
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-your-watch-stops-part-1.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
How to open a pocketwatch case... This is one of the most popular posts on the Elgintime blog.
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-open-pocketwatch-case.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
What is the difference between an open-face and a hunting case pocketwatch?
https://youtu.be/sHfSiszDeyc

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Know your watch parts...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/04/know-your-watch-parts.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
About hunter case watches...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/04/hunter-cased-pocketwatches.html

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EU orders recall of children's smartwatch over severe privacy concerns


#EU warns that #ENOX #Safe-KID-One #smartwatches contain several #security flaws that let third-parties #track and call #children's #watches.


 
Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why Have a Vintage Watch Serviced?
Here are a few good "before" images showing a typical old watch before being properly serviced.
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/03/elgin-grade-123.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Setting an Elgin Watch
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2011/05/setting-elgin-watch.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Watch repair and retail jewelry...
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/02/briefly-on-watch-service-and-jewelry.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
To say a timepiece is a "railroad watch" can mean different things.
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2016/01/is-your-watch-railroad-grade.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Curious about watch jewels?
http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-do-watches-have-jewels.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Is Your Watch Over-Wound?

A watch is fully wound when the crown can not be turned any further. There is not some mystery point at which you just have to somehow know to stop. When winding, inside you are wrapping the mainspring around an arbor. At the spring's end, that's it. It can't wrap further. A full wind, depending on the watch and somewhat on your fingers, takes 25-30 "winds" (about half turns of the crown).

There is no such thing as "over wound". A watch that is fully wound an does not run, does not run for some mechanical reason.

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why Get an Old Watch Serviced When It Runs Fine?

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/07/why-get-old-watch-serviced-when-it-runs.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why does a watch run too fast, or too slow?

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2009/09/watch-running-too-fast-too-slow.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Why have your watch serviced?

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/03/why-have-your-watch-serviced.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
How to open a pocketwatch case.

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-open-pocketwatch-case.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Collecting Watches, Why, How and Getting Started

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2014/12/getting-started-collecting-vintage.html

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English style tangential #escapement pallet used in earlier American watches... By the 1890s the Swiss style perpendicular design pretty universally superceded these.

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Part 4, swing-out cases…

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/03/shopping-for-pocketwatch-part-4-swing.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Part 3, pocketwatch setting/winding mechanisms…

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/03/shopping-for-pocketwatch-part-3-setting.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
Part 2, pocketwatch cases...

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/03/shopping-for-pocketwatch-part-2-cases.html

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Getting Started with Antique Watches
A lot of people are interested in vintage watches these days, and I am often asked for advice on buying a pocketwatch...

http://elgintime.blogspot.com/2015/03/shopping-for-pocketwatch-part-1-getting.html

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[(3) Seiko 5's Look AMAZING with just strap changes! - Seiko SNKE51 and 11 Straps! - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpWIdkgWmrM)

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[Zelos Mako Bronze 500m Diver | Zelos Watches](https://zeloswatches.com/pages/zelos-mako-bronze-500m-diver)

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