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HTI Main Page
Making a Replacement Clock Wheel
Making a Bimetallic Balance
Making a Spring Detent
Making a Replacement Winding  Wheel
Making a Bezel Set Center Jewel
Restoration of rare RAF Time of Trip Clock
Making an Index Spring for a Wrist Chronograph
Making a Clock Pinion
Making a Barrel Arbor
Making a Mainspring Barrel
Making a Vacheron Roller Table
Making a  Balance Staff

 

 

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Photoseries of Making Parts



There are several reasons I maintain this section.  First, it makes it clear that I actually make things.  Second, I am involved in teaching students and novices find the hints here helpful.  Finally, I want to dispel several myths. One is that only those with 5/20 vision and an extra hand can make watch parts.  The other is that it is impossible to machine unobtainable parts.

Click on the links under "Related Topics" to the left to view the individual photoseries.

The pages in this section demonstrate one way to machine parts that cannot be obtained.  There are others.  In fact, as far as I am concerned, as long as the part is dimensionally accurate and has the proper finish, it does not matter how it was produced.  If someone is capable of producing a dimensionally accurate and correctly finished balance staff or pivot with a file and pin vise, God Bless him.  I just have not met that person.

While it does not take unique personal attributes to make good parts, it DOES require the proper equipment and knowledge of how to use that equipment.  I hope this section points ambitious workers in the right direction.  

Potential customers may find it useful to see what is involved if their timepiece is mishandled.  They hopefully will be resolved to ensuring their timepiece is serviced only by those qualified to handle it.  Whether it is sent for routine service to Historic Timekeepers or someplace else.  That way the unnecessary expense of having parts custom made will be avoided. 

To learn about the tools and equipment I use for making these parts, take the Shop Tour.

          
 

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