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Add me to your Circles and learn about mechanical timepieces and how they work, the history of the American watch industry and especially all about the Elgin National Watch Company! Check back for new content daily!

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Job Number 180062
This one has been straightforward, so far.

#Waltham   #pocketwatch  
Job Number 180062
Job Number 180062
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Job Number 180055 - Quiz!

Since the last one was so popular, here's another one...

This watch went together really well. On the machine, it rates near flat line and almost no beat error. I had high hopes. But in practical tests, it reads really fast. The watch gains, reliably, 22 minutes per 24 hours.

What is the problem?

I'll post the answer later, here:
https://plus.google.com/collection/QZOEnB

#Elgin #pocketwatch
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Job Numbers 180057 and 180055
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Job Number 180057 - Answer
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It's missing a sliding part that would fit between the index and the screw. This part would have teeth on one side so that turning the screw would cause it to move from side the side, taking the arm of the regulator with it.

The thing is though, that I think they sometimes shipped them like this, with the part missing. I have seen others missing this part, having no marks or other signs that it was ever there. If you do an image search and look as close as possible at other movements, a lot of them look like this. This is personal conjecture of course, but when you work on these early American products they really feel like the products of factories that operated in a pretty frantic, ad-hoc manner.

Aurora used, I don't know, 5 or 6 regulator designs, and held valuable patents on them.

#Aurora #pocketwatch
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Job Number 180061
1899 model, 16 size, 17 jewels, made about 1907.

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Waltham 15620838
Waltham 15620838
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What is it?

Notice the index of the regulator in this image. There is a big screw with a cross slot. This screw is not holding anything, The index is held in place by the two small crews at either end. The big screw in fact turns freely. What is it?

I'll post something about this later, here:
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#quiz #Aurora #pocketwatch
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New Arrival, Job Number 180085
Elgin 926124
Elgin 926124
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