Friday, January 19, 2024

Snail's place!


Week 3 



Workshop A

Art, Daniel, David, Harold, Miguel, Nine

    This week, Daniel, David and Miguel started learning about escapements. They learned about the parts of the pallet fork and balance and the checks and safeties for each part. 

    They also learned how to do snailing on wheels.

Here is Daniel's 6498. He double snailed the wheels and made a polished groove to separate them.

Here is David's 6498. He also double snailed the ratchet wheel.
    This week David also made a square hole punch to make his graver holder.

 This week Miguel finished fixing the division and end shakes for his 7 movements. He also started repairing a damaged Heuer stopwatch.

Sizing and fitting a new crystal, as the orignal was missing.

The original winding stem. The thread is broken and the tip of the square is damaged. There is a burr formed which prevents it from being removed from the winding pinion.



Workshop B

Amer, Dunham, Faris, Ivan, Louis, Varun 

    This week Amer finished servicing a Longines wristwatch with timing down to delta 7!

    This week Dunham finished his winding stems and started preparing to start making pivot gauges.

    This week Ivan continued working on a restoration project, making a barrel bridge for an old pocket watch.

Spotting the center and opening up the holes in the lathe.

Here is the bridge after opening up the holes.

    This week Louis also did the restoration of an old pocket watch. He made a new in-setting for a rubbed in jewel and a new balance staff.

The jewel sitting in side the brass rod for the in setting.
Using a custom graver to cut the material to rub in the jewel.

The finished and parted off in-setting.
The finished balance staff. Its smaller than a dime!

Here is a close up of the finished balance staff.

Thank you for reading! 

Hope to see you again next week!

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