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Pocket Watch Parts


Pocket Watch Dials


American Watch and Pocket Watch Mainsprings

Mainsprings for American manufactures: Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, Howard, Illinois, New York Standard, Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend and Waltham.

Balance Staffs For American Watches


Pocket Watch Crowns


Stems for American Cases


Sleeves for American Pocket Watch Cases


Vintage American Watch Hands


Watch Bows, All Types


Pocket Watch Keys


New & Used Timing Washers Assortments


South Bend Watch Parts


Old Elgin Parts For American Made Elgin Watches


Illinois Watch Parts


Hampden Watch Parts


Waltham Watch Parts


Howard 16 Size Pocket Watch Parts


Howard 18 Size Pocket Watch Parts


Screws For American Pocket Watches


Hairsprings For American Watches


Elgin 18 Size Pocket Watch Parts


Price Guide For Obsolete American Watch Parts


Watch Parts Ordering Problems In 1970? 100 Times Harder Now






Pocket Watch Tools


Order Form, For Watch Parts


Watch Tools, All Kinds of Watchmakers Tools


Movement Ligne and American Size Gauge

Gauge measures in watch lignes sizes and millimeters on one side, while the other side gives American watch movement sizes.

For measuring the diameter (0 to 60 mm) or the number of ligne sizes (2 to 24) of a movement. Length: 108 mm.




Dial Enamel

Simply apply & heat to fill cracks and chips on enamel dials.

Before applying the dial enamel to the chipped and cracked areas you need to clean the dial as well as possible. Soap, water and a soft brush is an old time method. Others will now use an ultrasonic cleaner will a jewelry cleaning solution, which is different than watch cleaner used on the movement parts. After cleaning the dirt out of small cracks you might not notice them as much or at all.

When the dial is fully cleaned, completely dried, oil and dust free you are now ready to apply the dial enamel material. Place a small amount over the crack or chipped area where you see the metal showing. You want to use just enough to fill the area when the enamel is melted. To heat the enamel over the low heat flame of an alcohol lamp until the enamel begins to warm, soon it will completely flow and fill the cracks and chipped places. You want to remove the dial from the heat before the enamel spreads to areas that you do not need or want it to flow. Excess dial enamel should then be removed and a new shape razor blade is recommended for the removal of excess material.

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