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Hi, Could you tell me please how to adjust a pocket watch that is running a bit fast? Many thanks David

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Bring in to the expert or try to open the case, loof for + or - signs top of the balance wheel and adust very liitle to the negative sign. hope it works.

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How to adjust the speed dial of a18 size lever set thanks


Hi bonex_boat99,

If you have one of the more common style pocket watches like Elgin, Waltham, Illinois, etc., the adjustment of the spring tension on the balance wheel spring or "hairspring" is virtually the same for most models. It doesn't matter if the watch is a Crown (stem) set or lever-set. Open the back cover, and most watches will have a second dust cover protecting the movement.

On the main housing cover of the balance wheel and hairspring configuration is a small adjustment lever. Note the current position of the lever now, and move it slightly (very, very slightly) in the direction you need to correct for. Most movements will have "S" for Slow, and a "F" for Fast. Of course this is pretty obvious for most people. This adjustment will cause the balance wheel hairspring to become a little shorter or tighter for the faster adjustment, and therefore, cause the watch to speed up slightly. The reverse procedure will "lengthen" the spring, and slow the movement down.

Since you're apparently doing this yourself or for an associate, be careful with these adjustment, making certain to not slip and damage the wheel or spring. Run the watch for several hours, and compare the timing accuracy with your known amount of error, then make further adjusts if needed.

Of course, you still may wish to take it to a certified watchmaker or repairman for this service, especially if the watch is a heirloom or otherwise valuable piece.

Good luck with this procedure! Let me know if I can be of further service.

Thanks, Bill

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I have a waltham 9k gold pocket watch, its serial number is 21772651, its 7 jewel.i cant find what its valuation is and any infprmation about it.


Pocket watch manufactured 1917-1918

RECOMENDATION:
Seek professional help for watch value.

In short, demand for antiques pocket watches are up the real question is what is it worth to you?
Keeping it in running condition increases its value to you and the next generation.

GOTO:
http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/
Hope this tip helps.
r/ David
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Does anyone out there have a parts explosion for an Illinois Bunn Special 60 hr 16s. pocket watch that could send me a copy? Thanks, Ed


I am unable to exactly answer your question BUT we have some resources for you to use.

http://ptpwp.com/ Pocket watch parts.

http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/ Find a local repair person in your area to talk to.

Hope this tip helps guides you in a direction that solves your problem.
r/ David

Feb 24, 2010 | Watches

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I have just inherated a 1923 studebaker (southbend) 227 pocket watch. it runs ( a little fast) but runs I need to know how to set the correct time


Unscrew the bezel on the front counter clockwise, there you will find a lever at or about the 2 number..

Pull out the lever and you can set the watch.

Hope this tip helps you.

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Feb 19, 2010 | Watches

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I have an Illinois pocket watch and I can't figure out how to open it to get the proper info to look it up. Can you help me plz?! Thank you


The back screws off.
Turn it Counter clockwise.

The numbers you need is the actual serial number off of the movement not the case.

We then can provide you the production information on your particular run of antique pocket watch.

Hope this tip helps.

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I need to open the back of an Elgin pocket watch to find the production number, there is no obvious way to access it. It is a very old watch


The back screws off counter clock wise.

If you will post the ser number off the movement we can tell you almost all production information about this watch.


Hope this tip helps.

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Watch is fully wind up but doesn't run?


Several solutions:

Needs cleaning is the best possible reason.

Broken balance due to being dropped is second.

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My wall clock runs about 10 min utes fast per 24 hours. I has a pendulum with an ajustable screw at the bottom. Can I turn this screw to adjust the running time. If so, which way (shorten or lengthen)?


You have to lengthen pendulum as this will make watch tick slower. Can not say for how much as for every particular clock there are different adjustments.
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Watch has been running fine, now running fast.


HI there,

If you have an Automatic Wrist watch. Some adjustment has to do inside the watch. You better bring the unit to any local watch repair shop to adjust or correct the polarity of the energizer.

Hope this helps.

micro

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MY Omega Speedmaster watch runs fast. How do I


Hi dgcgo. My advice, unless you're a watchmaker, is to take it to an authorised dealer or trusted watch repair shop, and get it done properly. The speed on automatic watches is adjusted by means of a tiny regulator, but the adjustments are minute and the watch is then usually bench-tested to make sure it is running ok. It's an expensive watch, so worth the effort, although if it's new, you can probably get it done under guarantee. Cheers; Eagle58

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