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ello my name is Paul, I had a good customer ask me if I could do something with his glass ball clock, that he had taken to a so called watch maker and he took out the original movement cause he couldn't get it to run right, of course it was a swiss movement, and he rigged this dollar watch movement in it and gave it back to him..of course he was not happy, so he asked me and I told him I would do what I could to at least make it worth something again, my first thought was to take out all the trash and junk it ( see pic of bag of junk) I took the ring out and soldered the collar to the ring, I inserted a rubber washer to hold the Waltham movement in place( yes a 18 size Waltham movement) , I used a square piece of hardened steel to file down and use as the stem, I used a tap and die set to cut threads inside the collar to hold the sleeve, and I used a large crown soldered to the top of the stem to make it look like original..considering what I started with I think this thing turned out pretty nice for one of a kind( as far as I know) and my customers reaction was WOW, that looks super, decide for yourself and leave your comments for all of us to learn from..thanks


Paul Davis
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
IHC Member 2067
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Bag of junk


Paul Davis


Bag of junk
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
IHC Member 2067
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All the old pieces


Paul Davis


Old pieces
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
IHC Member 2067
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Finished front side


Paul Davis


Front side
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
IHC Member 2067
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Rear of ball clock


Paul Davis


Rear of clock
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
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Nice job, Paul.

Whoever discarded the original "guts" should be listed on this, the national, and any other watch or clock repair sites as someone to avoid.

I have one question, though - Was the case too small to insert an 8 day size 37 Waltham clock?
 
Posts: 213 | Location: Westminster, Maryland in the USA | Registered: March 02, 2015
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Paul, great work. Thanks for sharing that.
 
Posts: 4975 | Location: North Georgia Mountains in the U.S.A. | Registered: March 31, 2006
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Thanks for the replies and yes David the opening to hold the movement was only about 1/2 bigger than the 18 size movement I used, but the 18 was right at the same as the original. thanks


Paul Davis
 
Posts: 671 | Location: Missouri in the USA | Registered: May 01, 2015
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