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      Just started working on a Waltham 1917 6/0 Ruby Movement, 17 jewel, one of the balance jewels is cracked, so I am looking for a replacement… This is one of those watches I picked up back in 2010 that have been sitting in the safe, decided to pull it and it twin out for a cleaning and lube. When they are polished and done, I will post some pics.

      Done a couple of searches, and not finding much out there on the ol interwebz, so suggestions?

      Been hunting on eBay for a similar year parts movement to use, but no joy yet…

      Oh and Chris.. you need to share your cleaning and polishing secrets, been polishing on this movement for a few days and they still do not look like yours do… Spill the beans senior’ por fa’vor mi amigo!

      chris mabbott


        I’m probably stating the obvious but you need to measure the pivot, measure the OD/ thickness of the jewel etc, and then if you can’t find one on the bay, the only alternative is Otto Frei, he has a good selection of Waltham jewels but be prepared to cough up 20+ beans for one. 1917 should still be rub in type, do you have the tools for opening/closing the setting?
        It should also be a convex type hole jewel..

        Do you have a Waltham parts book? If not, post the serial number ill see if I have some info for ya..

        We could sit down over a bottle of gibsons finest and a case of ginger ale and talk about cleaning until the sun rises 😆
        I think there are some posts on here where cleaning is discussed in waay too much detail 😮
        Try a search on the forum to find the old discussions, it will save me lots of typing 😆

        In the meantime enjoy this TUNE


          yeah, been looking through some of the books, and source for “How to’s”, as far as type of jewel, I found the cracked jewel and set the movement aside for a later date, I have a 1927 Ruby 6/0, so I am currently working on that one. Actually dove back into watches for a short period, I have mocked up a watchmakers bench, to test for height mainly, being 6’4″, I have it currently at 37″ and to be honest, I am thinking it might be a bit low, so I will raise and lower it a few times and find the ideal height.

          No on tools, why I set it aside for a later date, I need to make a 3 hr drive up north and visit WillIam, he has some items that I am going to purchase, just been a tough year so far and have not dealt with this cold very well.

          Yes on the Waltham Materials List, I have 3 different release dates

          On the polishing… sigh… I think I have worn out the “search” feature on this website over the last 4 months.. LOL

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