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Posted 1 year ago

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tempusfigit
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Here is a pocket watch I would like to show to you all. It's a Swiss Excelsa watch with a cilinder escapement.
A college from my work owns it and asked me if I could restore it. It was all brown an dirty and the hands & glass were missing. The watch worked but only when I held it in a certain position.

I cleaned it, oiled it properly and now she's running like new. I bought a new pair of hands and made them on to the watch.
On the back is an agricultural engraving. My college is 69 years old and this watch belonged to his grandfather. Tomorrow I'm gonna take it with me to work and hand it over to him. Hope he's gonna like it.

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  1. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    I'm sure he will love it. Nice Job!
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 12 months ago
    looks really nice, did the bent hairspring change the timing or did stay on time?
  3. tempusfigit, 12 months ago
    The hairspring is bend on the end so it doesn't have effect on the running of the movement.
  4. ZZeppelin, 5 months ago
    I'm sure he loved it, and the skill that brought it back to life, is a wonderful skill to hold. Nice!

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