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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:02 am 
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I was given this pocket watch about 10 years ago. It didn't work then and I wasn't into watch reepair (I was probably about 11) and I have just picked it up to have a look at fixing it.

The balance staff is broken and the hairspring has come out of the stud, the stud is stuck in the balance bridge (not sure if this is normal of this type of movement). Also there is a missing plate from the top of the mainspring click, have been trying to find a movement of similar size to swap out some parts but cannot find anything the same size with a key.

On the dial side it comes out at 15 linges.

If anyone know where I could find these parts that would be great.

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Well, the hairspring can easily be pinned to the stud again. It is normal for the stud to be a friction fit in this type of movement. There should be a slot in the bottom of it for adjusting the position of the hairspring relative to the regulating pins.

The piece missing from the mainspring bridge will probably have to be made. It holds the mainspring winding wheel in place. It should not be very difficult for a watchmaker to make that to fit.

The balance cylinder has a tampon at each end which has the pivot at the end. These are replaceable. Any watchmaker who works on cylinder escapements can replace them with new ones. Finding a watchmaker could be a little difficult. You don't see many cylinder escapements anymore.

I assume the motion works are complete. If not, it will be more difficult to restore it to working condition.

Good luck with it.

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