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Thomas Russel Pocket Watch

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

This vintage pocket watch was bought in by a customer in Whittlesey, near Peterborough.

Inittially the watch had a broken pinion. This was on a wheel, and was approximately .30mm. Unfortuantely I got so wrapped up in this job I forgot to take photos.

There were also a few holes that had worn that needed closing. Vintage pocket watches normally have a few isuues due to age and wear. Sometimes it is interesting to spot other work repairers have done over the years. One such repair was a slightly bashed hole. I'm not sure how the watch previously ran, as it was very mishapen. The gear was not running correctly as it was too close to the next gear. So I corrected this by moving the hole back and making a small bearing.

This bearing is 1.70mm wide, by .60mm wide with a .30mm hole in the middle. Then friction fit into the hole.

Now, the watch is running absolutely great. Not bad for an old one.

Some parts fresh from the cleaner.

A piece of brass turned down to fit in the hole. The widest point of the brass is 4mm.

Finding the center.

Depthing the gears.

Perfent push fit!!!

Thomas Russell was a well-known watchmaker who operated in Liverpool, England, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was renowned for his high-quality pocket watches, which were highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs.

Russell's pocket watches were often made with high-grade materials, such as gold or silver cases, and featured intricate mechanical movements that were designed to keep accurate time. Some of his most famous models included chronometers, which were designed for use by sailors and other navigators.

Today, Thomas Russell pocket watches are highly prized by collectors and can command high prices at auction. If you are interested in learning more about Thomas Russell or purchasing one of his pocket watches, I would recommend consulting with a reputable antique watch dealer or auction house. They can provide you with more information about the history and value of these beautiful timepieces.

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