Vintage Fusee Pocket Watch Repair and Service. Broken jewel.

In Watch Repairs by Mark Lovick0 Comments

The lovely vintage fusee pocket watch came in for a service and repair as it had stopped completely. A quick inspection showed the chain to be in good condition but the watch was in need of a good clean and lubrication.

Whilst dismantling the watch I found that the ruby pin was broken on the balance roller (pictures below) so this needed to be replaced.

Once the work was done the watch was keeping time to within a minute a day – not bad for a watch manufactured well over 100 years ago.

Video of the finished watch in action.

Fitting new securing pins

Fitting new securing pins

Dismantling the watch

Dismantling the watch

The watch working again

The watch working again

Running in new shellac to secure the ruby

Running in new shellac to secure the ruby

The roller removed

The roller removed

carefully removing the fusee chain

carefully removing the fusee chain

Dismantling the watch

Dismantling the watch

The watch working again

The watch working again

Shellac for setting the new ruby pin

Shellac for setting the new ruby pin

Removing the roller from the balance staff

Removing the roller from the balance staff

The watch dismantled

The watch dismantled

The watch working again

The watch working again

The old broken ruby removed

The old broken ruby removed

Showing the broken ruby pin

Showing the broken ruby pin

The watch dismantled

The watch dismantled

The roller fitted with the new ruby pin in place

The roller fitted with the new ruby pin in place

The ruby pushed out through the melted shellac

The ruby pushed out through the melted shellac

The ruby pin is broken

The ruby pin is broken

Re-assembling the watch

Re-assembling the watch

Showing the fusee drum

Showing the fusee drum

The ruby pin fitted

The ruby pin fitted

 

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