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Posted 2 years ago

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New Haven Clock Co. watch previously posted needs help.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57031-new-haven-clock-co-watch?in=611
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This is the condition it was returned to me after taking it to a watch repairman to get it cleaned and oiled. All parts are suppose to be there I was told. Really bummed & he moved out of the area.
Kerry or Jim, is this in your field?
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Dave
can't get the link to work. sorry.

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  1. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 2 years ago
    Hi Dave,
    I have worked on these in the past and they can be difficult but not impossible.
    Your best bet is to find a donor movement. It needs a hairspring and work on the mainspring as far as I can tell. It is so scarce that it may be worth fixing. The hairspring may be fixable but they take time.
    Let me know what you think,
    Jim
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Dave, I think the oil was to heavy, sorry had to lighten it up a little. As Jim stated, the hairspring might be repairable and the balance wheel looks to be intact. It's possible and probably worth fixing. I agree with Jim, with the idea of a donor movement, but that might be a core in itself(finding one). Let me finish up with the projects you've sent to me to fix-up and I'll be on the look out for a donor.
    @ Jim (thisoldwatch) if you can help Dave out before I get a chance, jump right in. Best Regards Kerry
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Jim & Kerry for yor response to help. I would like to keep this movement as original as possible with as few replacement parts thats required to make it functional again.
    I'm not in a big hurry, if either of you can find some replacement parts that you think it might need, please let me know and I will get the watch to you.
    I'm very greatful for your offers.
    Thanks,
    Dave

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