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Sweep Seconds Wheel for 803SS [message #4346] Sat, 18 October 2014 12:24 Go to next message
koskid is currently offline  koskid
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I picked up a nurses watch with an 803ss movement that's missing the sweep seconds wheel. Has anyone got one that will fit.
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Re: Sweep Seconds Wheel for 803SS [message #4586 is a reply to message #4346] Sat, 15 November 2014 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
koskid is currently offline  koskid
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Registered: March 2014
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Couldn't find a sweep seconds wheel, so I thought I'd try and make one.

Progress photos below, more to come later.

Donor 3/0 pocket watch movements.
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Homemade anvil since I don't have a staking tool.
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Ready to remove pinion.
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Looks like it should fit.
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Re: Sweep Seconds Wheel for 803SS [message #4587 is a reply to message #4586] Sat, 15 November 2014 21:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Is it the right tooth count? Also, if you need to remake the retaining spring, a bit of length from a broken mainspring will work.

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Re: Sweep Seconds Wheel for 803SS [message #4591 is a reply to message #4587] Sun, 16 November 2014 02:05 Go to previous message
koskid is currently offline  koskid
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Tooth count is correct. That was the hardest part in finding a suitable donor. Newer vintage movements have finer tooth profiles and higher tooth counts. I might have to make a retaining spring also, we'll see if I can straighten the one that's there.
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