Jewel issue for pocket watch

Discussion in 'Pocket Watches' started by aaronpawlak, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. aaronpawlak

    aaronpawlak

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    Hello,

    I have a model 1883 18s 7j pocket watch that is my own, I would probably save it for parts but I have put so much into this one I am determined to get it up and running. the lower balance jewel is totally shot, I have a jewel in a setting from parts I have in stock that will work although the jewel hole is a smidge smaller than the balance pivot and the brass housing (chanton?) is just a bit thicker on the ledge that it seats on than the original, I know I will have to check endshake and will do that throughout the process. What I am thinking is to lathe the brass to the right thicknesses which appears will work fine, Mostly I am wondering if there is a way to open the jewel hole possibly by broaching???

    Please help

    I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

    References:
    https://www.clockrepairtips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=633
    Digital production studio

    Thanks