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December 31, 2014 at 9:26 am #49378namonllor1953Participant
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I finally took my first pocket watch apart and put it back together.
Took plenty of photos for reference and worked slow. I’ve got to admit, there was a moment there where I had to sit back, take a breath and chill out. I’m glad I did instead of trying to forge ahead no matter what (that’s usually what I do, and sure enough, I screw things up).
I dis-assembled it again because, it definately needs to be cleaned and I need to purchase an Ultrasonic cleaner w/baskets. I’m hoping to get the Large Harbor Freight US Cleaner this weekend and I should be good to go. At any rate, it’s a great feeling to have diassembled and reassembled my first PW.
Be well and may you all have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.December 31, 2014 at 10:13 am #61131willofiamModerator
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Hey Ren, thanks for putting this up, reminds me of when I had taken my first apart. It was late at night, all excited and nervous, being super careful. I remember wanting to disassemble/ reassemble several times that night just so my tiny brain would soak it in and I wouldnt forget, went through it twice and like you said @namonllor1953 wrote:
there was a moment there where I had to sit back, take a breath and chill out
….Its like diving into another world 😯
I still get that kind of feeling and thoroughly enjoy “getting in the mood” , relaxing and diving into a watch. I work mostly on clocks but do get quite a few pocket watches in also. To me the mood is different and a rather nice change up though I feel one compliments the other.
Ren, great job!!!! God bless, have fun and dont let the bed bugs bite 😆 WilliamDecember 31, 2014 at 10:56 am #61132
Ren good for you. The more you do the easier it will get. I still remember my first one. Like you I think I took it apart and back together again 4 times before I actually cleaned, oiled and repaired it. 😆 Well done.December 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm #61133
I quite like to think of being engrossed in a pocket watch as being in my own little perfect bubble. I put some good smooth jazz on (TV shows distract the heck out of me…) get a bit of a breeze from a fan going, and then have my favorite beverage ready and within reach. You’re right Ren, it is a special thing to do your first. I’ll never forget that when I installed the balance cock and balance, before I even fully located the pins into the mainplate, that it just started the watch up – and it was positively magic to experience it that way. I was hooked
TimDecember 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm #61134
Jazz!!! How about some ZZ Top or Steve Miller Band or Santana? Now there is some good watch repairing music. 😆December 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm #61135tukat44Participant
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Chris?? Are you out there? Don’t leave me hanging for a “First Watch Jam” favorite…..
tukatDecember 31, 2014 at 8:55 pm #61136Bob TascioneModerator
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Great job Ren!January 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm #61137chris mabbottParticipant
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This was my first strip down tune 😆January 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm #61138stevefitzwaterParticipant
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Why not this tune- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OytmtYoOI
Perhaps I am showing my age with this one…January 2, 2015 at 6:48 am #61139
That will work for me. LOLJanuary 2, 2015 at 8:48 am #61140namonllor1953Participant
January 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm #61141
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OK Bernie, I saw that little remark
Being a jazz snob is actually quite fun! You should try it sometime I can send you some links to get you started if you want!
I just can’t see myself listening to “Gimme all your lovin’, “Black Magic Woman”, or “Jungle Love” HAHAHA, but hey, what ever floats your boat Bernie
Not that I don’t like that kind of music, except maybe for ZZ Top. A little too campy for me, I guess But I do love the Rock and Roll greats, as well as some great Classic Rock.
TimJanuary 5, 2015 at 3:18 pm #61142
Culture Club also had one called “Time” 80’s retro!!!January 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm #61143aruthaParticipant
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Now I love the 80’s but I always find a nice mixture from Motown to Grunge to 80’s to Django Reinhardt keeps it interesting for me
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