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    pbdechant
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    Replaced the balance staff on an Elgin 12size 23 .jewel pocket watch. Beat set and keeps great time dial up and dial down. It gains 2 minutes an hour pendant up. Any ideas. TIA.

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    randy
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    I would suggest checking for a cracked balance jewel. It could be causing “drag” in that position, reducing the amplitude and causing the watch to gain.
    I would also check the staff under a strong loupe, to insure that one of the pivots didn’t get bent when you replaced/reassembled the balance. That can cause a similar condition.

    Best of luck !

    Randy

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    pbdechant
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    Thank you Randy, Jewels were replaced but that doesn’t mean one could have cracked, will inspect everything when I get the watch back. Just something new that I never dealt with yet.

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    randy
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    You’re welcome..hope it’s an easy fix !

    Best regards,

    Randy

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