Good close up action of cylinder escapement. Upper section of cylinder and balance bridge removed for unobstructed view.
Detente Chronometer Animation Nice demo animation of the detente chronometer escapement in action.
Flying tourbillon model used for demo.
Great demo of a detent chronometer escapement.
Great demo of George Daniels Co-Axial escapement using an open, running model.
Demo of duplex escapement using open model.
Very popular watchmakers screwdriver set in rotating stand.
Verge Fusee pocket watch : Video Slide show of a common English Verge Fusee pocket watch. The sound comes in later into the video. Listen to the unique ‘tick’ of the verge fusee pocket watch escapement. These pre-mass production watches were clear and beautiful examples of the machining abilities of our ancestral watchmakers. Incredible abilities and craftsmanship learned through an intense and carefully monitored apprenticeship program. The silver pair case was commonly used on these verge fusee pocket watches. The pair case consists of an inner case in which the movement is mounted and an outer ‘protective’ case into which [More]
Beautiful Swiss lever escapement animation in action. The Swiss lever escapement has been the norm for mechanical watches for more than 150 years.
Good video of an Earnshaw Chronometer escapement in action. This highly accurate and popular chronometer escapement has found its way into high quality watches. carriage, skeleton and other clocks and many ships chronometers and remains one of the most accurate escapements of all time. Earnshaw’s escapement encompasses the detent which he modified into a spring detent rather than pivoted detent. Although his employer patented the spring detent Thomas Earnshaw is credited as being the designer of this improvement. It has become the most used escapement in marine ships chronometers and is beautiful to watch in action. It’s well known as [More]
Mark Lovick demonstrates how to use a simple mechanical watch cleaning machine.
New Bergeon staking tool. Comes with 50 punches and 10 stakes in a wood case.
Video of a Mark2 watchmakers ultrasonic watch cleaning machine. These machines do a good job even without have any mechanical agitating function.
The Geneva Stop-Work design also known as Maltese cross was a major contributor to timekeeping accuracy in both Clocks and Watches. This Geneva stop-work mechanism when used with older style carbon steel springs helps to clip out the end portions of the mainspring where most torque variation occurs enabling the middle flat more constant torque portion of the mainspring to power the train. Very simple in its function as well as simplicity in design made the Geneva Stop Work an inexpensive, commonly seen improvement on both watches and clocks. Learn Clock & Watch Repair with my online courses at Online [More]
The L.Leroy Watchmaking Company is one of our planets oldest watchmaking companies enjoying an amazing history beginning in 1785 with the first official LeRoy workshop by Basile-Charles LeRoy and later changing of names to L.Leroy by Louis Leroy in 1888. Yes still existing to this day over 230 years later. You can read much more about the family and L.Leroy Watchmaking company history at This Link and also http://Montres-Leroy.com History
L&R Varimatic Watch Cleaning Machine Here’s a good video of an older L&R Varimatic watch cleaning machine in action. These watch cleaning machines are still popular and are absolute work horses when it comes to production work. When viewing the video listen to how quiet and smooth the cleaning machine is once the operator turns the ultrasonic function off. The ultrasonic is noisy which is normal with most watch cleaning machines. These watch cleaning machines can still be found at reasonable prices but be aware that they are often in need of some repair and adjustment which due to their [More]
Short clip of cylinder escapement in motion.
The Watch-Craft Tri-Duty Staking Set is a newer design offering a larger table with a few more features than the older type sets.
Demo of co-axial escapement used in Omega. Design by George Daniels.
The Bergeon 1458 with removable lenses. Comes in 15x or 12x. Both 15x and 12x are high magnification normally required for very close work. The outer lens can be unscrewed leaving a lower power loupe to be used for normal work.
Quality Bergeon 6899-A10 Watchmakers screwdrivers set.
Demo of L&R Tempo 400 Ultrasonic Watch Cleaning Machines. These are good, smooth running automatic machines making watch movement cleaning a breeze. The second machine is equipped with spin-off delay which is shown in action during the second part (about 3:49) of the video. Spin-off will help make rinse solution go much further before becoming contaminated.
Repair of a English Verge fusee pocket watch in silver pair case made in London. These antique fusee watches are still fairly easy to find at affordable prices but are becoming highly collectible so grab one while you still can.
Here is a fine quality watchmakers poising tool circa early 1900s.