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    If you get stuck. Give me a shout. But don't leave it to long, before you get it attended to.
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    Banking pin.

    Often the Banking pins are friction fitted into the main plate, so a broken one can be punched out and replaced. But some are created as part of the main plate and therefore the plate will have to be drilled.
  3. You need a Steel Longcase Pendulum Rod and Brass Bob. If you are able to use, Cousins material site has the parts you need, I have listed below 1. Pendulum rod reference, P 56319 2. 4 inch diameter Brass faced lead Bob, reference. P34548 3. Brass threaded Bar, with regulating thread and nut. Reference. L0920 hope this helps. Regards Simon.
  4. It sounds like a simple crown and stem repair. However it's difficult to test the full function of the watch, without it. If you are able to give me the Calibre and number of the movement I could send you one, but fitting maybe beyond you. If you are not sure of the service history of the watch it may not solve all your problems. A full service would ensure reliable performance, if you need further help, Shout. Regards Simon.
  5. You have a combination of parts there. The suspension spring is for an old antique longcase clock. The Bob and wooden pendulum rod it for a Hermle, German movement. I think your best bet would be to post pictures of your clock movement. then we would know what you may need. hope this helps.
  6. A standard tension ring glass@ 300 should be fine. Sometimes it it advisable to use the original tension ring, as it may be slightly different to the standards supplied with the new glass. For further reference, it is best to measure the case bezel inner diameter. Rather than the diameter of the old glass. Due to shrinkage. You should be ok in this case as it is a tension ring glass. hope this helps. Regards Simon. If not Shout!
  7. I think that the Timex calibre 25 has a double Cannon Pinion. If so. Then remove outer Cannon and close it, slightly.
  8. Harley 751 or stone down a Miyota 5y30 seconds shaft
  9. Is the range of adjustment on the pendulum, midway along it's thread? If so, small Millimetre alterations of the suspension spring length and the Crutch length can be compensated by dropping the regulating nut under the Pendulum Bob. Hope this helps. Regards Simon.
  10. I have both types of stem, should you need one.
  11. The gut lines are easy to replace, once the Clock is disassembled. The Crutch can be Brazed, and the suspension spring is an easy fix to. I'd leave the Dial , as is, perhaps a light clean with soapy watch. Hope this helps. If you need any more help, just shout. Regards Simon.
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    Spring Bars

    Hi, Spring bars are sold in sizes 16mm 18 mm 20 mm etc. the size stated is the size of the gap on the side of the case. The relaxed size of a 16mm is a few millimetres longer and compresses to fit an opening of 16mm. Same for all spring bars. The diameter of the tube of the spring bar, does vary. 1.5mm and 1.8mm are the most popular. Rather than buying loads, if you don't intend to use them in the future. Send me your address details and I will send you a few pairs of each size. hope this helps. Regards Simon.
  13. A small punch, or even an old blunt small screwdriver should do the trick. Hold the Barrel in a vice and apply, light taps to the end of the hook.it should slowly move towards the centre of the Barrel. Just enough for the end hook of the mainspring to tuck behind it. If all fails then repin the barrel.
  14. Several questions. 1. Are you saying that a small section of the barrel wall has been punch in, to form a hook, and that that section is laying to flat to the inside of the barrel wall .If that is the case then by gently easing it out to protrude deeper into the barrel, is possible if done gently. 2. If you heat treated the last centimeter of the spring ( keep the heat on the end of the spring, as you bend it back on itself) the bend would be tighter and enable the outer coil of the spring to lay closer to the inner wall of the barrel. Shaping the end of the spring to form a Chisel end, by stoning it on an Oilstone will help to engage with the hook. You could drill and pin the barrel wall to form a new hook. With practise a mainspring can be wound into the barrel, by hand. It does take a time and you do have to be careful, but possible. Hope this helps. if not then, shout. Regards Simon.
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