Help! How to Attach Tiny Parts to a Vintage Partial Pocket Watch Movement?
by Jenee’ Mohler.
I need some advice on ways to attach tiny gears and watch components to partial watch movements, and jump rings to vintage wristwatch movements.
Some pieces just don’t have holes to wire to, and can’t be drilled. I have been using E6000, but the tiny shafts and pieces don’t leave much surface area to glue, and I want my pieces to hold up to some wear.
I do warn people that these pieces are delicate wearable art, and are to be treated as such, but I still want to produce quality pieces.
I don’t know much about soldering, but I’m concerned with the torch and pickling process doing damage or discoloration to the surfaces of the watch plates; and a soldering iron not being a strong enough hold.
Any ideas? I want to be as professional as possible.