Vintage Fusee Pocket Watch Repair and Service. Broken jewel.

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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