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Came in a lot with about 7 other movements - including a very nice ladies silver cased hunter. The trenchie was the reason I bought the lot (also I now have a spare fusee chain :-!)



Nice silver case, import marks say Glasgow 1918 to me.



Hands were rusted together and the cannon pinion was held on with a touch of rust as well



Movement I am not familiar with, it is a lever 7J. It has a very interesting setting mechanism, of which I neglected to take a photo :-(.



Cleaned up and running, but without a movement service (yet). It started running as soon as I took the hands off.

32mm of goodness :-!



Oh and the ladies watch is a cute little thing in a heavily decorated silver case - I will probably service it and give it to my daughter. Dial marked with J.E. Hood, Omaru, N.Z. so another locally marked watch :)

 

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Fantastic - thanks for posting. I have a couple of Trench Watches that need a skilled watchie like you to look at. Pity you're on the other side of the planet!!

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Egad! I am not skilled, I am a complete beginner at this stuff.

Think of this as encouragement for you to learn/do some watchmaking :-!

Fantastic - thanks for posting. I have a couple of Trench Watches that need a skilled watchie like you to look at. Pity you're on the other side of the planet!!

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Had the afternoon off work, so I did the clean and oil.

I still don't know what movement this is (and I guess it isn't critical), keyless works...


Doesn't look too bad pre-clean, but it was doing the old 'runs and stops' trick.



Train... A bit of grunge on the wheels and some old oil - not too bad.



Stripped and cleaned.



Bits (I don't like the way the cap jewels are retained on these)...



More bits...



Train assembled.



Almost there.



This why I am not fond of these, you have to dismantle the whole cock including removing the balance and regulator just to clean it <|



A clean front. This watch looks like a 7 jewel watch, it isn't - it is a 6J watch! The Swiss sneakily shortchanged by 1 jewel through having no separate cap jewel in the bottom balance, the plate acts as the cap. :-x Quite a reasonably made movement apart from this :think:.



Cased up (getting dark).



Fin.



Keeping good time so far. Still need to get a proper strap.
 

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Yes - great work. :-!

It's a pity there's no maker's mark at all. the movement looks quite distinctive though - maybe someone will know.
 

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What a very nice job you did make of it :-!
I like this kind of posts very much and would like to thank you for sharing your technical know how, it looks so simple but...........

wfg, Frans
 

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Excellent post Trim, great pics and a good looking
Trench watch at the end of it.

These old watches are worth saving, I have one on my
bench at the moment, I'm a sucker for buying these and
bringing them back to life.
Unfortunately I can post no pics at the moment, my PC
gave up the ghost and I've only managed to get back online
by borrowing my daughters laptop.
 

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These old watches are worth saving, I have one on my bench at the moment, I'm a sucker for buying these and
bringing them back to life.
I also feel the need to acquire more of them :-!

Unfortunately I can post no pics at the moment, my PC
gave up the ghost and I've only managed to get back online
by borrowing my daughters laptop.
I was wondering what had happened to you.
 

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Great job done here, I love these old 'Trench' watches, great photography too, Is it going to be relumed as that would really bring it alive IMHO.
 

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Wooooot.......

I have finally identified it. It is a Marvin :-!

The keyless works are the clincher. I have wanted a Marvin for a while, and now I have one b-)
Well done.

I have the 15 jewel version of this exact same movement in
a black faced watch from the same period and I'd wondered
who made the movement.
 

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You know the rules Radger. Photos or it didn't happen :-d

You can only use a 'broken' computer excuse for so long... :-x

True, I need to load some software onto my new laptop and I'll probably
post pics of my Marvin by the weekend|>
 
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