r ranson wrote:Here comes the problem - vocabulary. I don't have it.
r ranson wrote:There is a round thing that goes back and forth acting like a pendulum. It has an independent spring to make it go back and forth more.
r ranson wrote:Connected to that is what I'm calling a governor. This is a thing with two arms that pivots at a point. That wheel that is connected to the mainspring has lots of fingers and the place where the governor touches those fingers has some sort of resin on it.
r ranson wrote:When it stops, one of the arms (the one I can't get to easily) isn't touching the fingers where it should. It's always the same arm of the governor. But it's not always the same finger of the wheel.
r ranson wrote:The finger on the escape wheel and the pallet fork on that side don't seem to be on the same... plane? plain? lined up correctly, so it jams on the back of the red thing.
r ranson wrote:The next step is to find out if it is possible to buy new watch guts (for less than a new fob watch).
I've been looking at new fob watches but they all have the 12 at the "top" or near the (set the time and wind it up knob). But when I take my watch out of my pocket and open it, I hold it so that the 9-o'clock is at the top. If you look at antique fob watches, about half of them are that way up.
I also haven't found a case that I like as much as this one yet.
So what's the word I can whisper to google to find "manual, I wind every day, no batteries, watch guts that work"?