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Author Topic: Sean's Skeleton Pocket Watch  (Read 2610 times)
Sean Patrick O-Byrne
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« on: January 09, 2009, 05:20:42 am »

Finally got the big macro lense out to get some pictures and... the batteries died. Charging as we speak.

I found this thing in some mall in Vancouver half a dozen years ago. Sold from a stall, it cost me 12$. Accordingly, it only lasted for two more weeks. I suspect I may have overwound it, in my youthful excitement of having the thing, but its been so long that I don't rightly remember. This is the piece that made me fall in love with clockwork and the pocketwatch.

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Again, the camera died before I could take a better set of pictures. The wood is cracked at 12 and 7 o'clock, but holds on fine and I sort of like that. The word on the front is 'Lomond.'

Does anyone know about this watch?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 01:59:56 pm »

Wow, that's pretty cool acutally, like it a lot.  markf
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Sean Patrick O-Byrne
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 07:09:50 pm »

It'd be even cooler if it worked... I cans till remember what it looked like. Now all I can do is shake it sort of, and watch a few of the pieces spin about a few times after...  Cry
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 07:38:40 pm »

Lomond? not Lemond?

If you are able to get a better picture of the movement (back) we can probably figure out more. It's likely a chinese movement, and could be just a matter of a clean and lube to get it working again.

Overwinding would be an issue with an olderwatch, but IIRC, isn't much of an issue to worry about with a new one. More likely the balance is stuck or something is binding.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 08:02:53 pm »

Just a quick note on photographing watches - or indeed anything small - try using a flat bed scanner set to a reasonably high resolution, normally works a whole lot better than mucking about with cameras.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 06:56:03 pm »

Just a quick note on photographing watches - or indeed anything small - try using a flat bed scanner set to a reasonably high resolution, normally works a whole lot better than mucking about with cameras.
Toodle pip.

Good tip! I often forget you can do that. I've got a pretty good tabletop setup and macro lenses (since that's a big part of what I do), but for people without such amenities, even a cheap flatbed will offer tremendous resolution and detail.

Put a large sheet of white paper draped over the top of the object for a nice gradient neutral background. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 03:38:42 am »

How did I miss this thread?? Silly me..
A good movement pic would help, if we can figure out what it is, it can probably be easily replaced/fixed..

Cheers
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 07:44:49 pm »

You could always come to Banff on sunday Hac and then you can look at everyones broken pocket watches!! Cheesy

We would buy you dinner of course.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 09:00:39 pm »

The most peculiar thing just happened. I heard a ticking, and the watch is moving again. Some of it anyway. It's going at at least double-time or more. The second hand does not normally move like that.

Edit: After closer study, I find that the other two hands are moving as well, and it's still going fast.

Most peculiar indeed.
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