I just completed a heavy sterling hinge pin ring. What does this have to do with watchmaking you might ask? Well, I figured that if I can make one of these then I should be able to handle a pocket watch case hinge soldering job. I’ve been told by several jewelers that making a hinge is one of the most difficult jobs to get right. After five unsuccessful attempts I can now attest to the validity of that statement.
Hey nice work Tom!
You’re putting that beautiful work station to good use now. Those videos he puts out are really informative too. I was glued to them this morning.
Here’s the link to the part 1 for those interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlGxWcYg7WQ