Saturday, April 2, 2011

Restoration of a New York Standard pocket watch

This is my first pocket watch restoration. It's a New York Standard pocket watch, size 16 with a hunter's case, built in around 1914. This is a mid-grade watch, not as high end as a Waltham, but it's a really nice watch and inexpensive start to the hobby of repairing pocket watches.

Similar to the clocks, this watch must be completely taken apart, cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, reassembled, and lubricated.

Shown here is the watch before, and during disassembly, and then after it has been cleaned in many pieces.