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mainspring winders, recommendation

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Ps. The inner diameter of the mainspring barrel for the watch I am working on is 11mm.

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Can someone clear up the "right / left handed" thing for me?

If the mainspring looks like this picture when I open the barrel, do I need a right or left handed winder?

Thanks!

Watch Mainsprings

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My winder will do left or right, didn’t realise they did left or right? I make a note of spring direction on a piece of paper and load the spring in the winder accordingly , the end is adjustable for barrel diameter too , maybe have a look for one like that. I got mine off eBay, it’s vintage but like most vintage tools it does the job perfectly, prior to that I used to put them into the barrel by hand. Winders are useful but not essential imo 

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I have one like that for small barrels. But I need to get a larger one- I can only find new from Bergeon, or Chinese sets on ebay. 

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59 minutes ago, CMCM said:

I have one like that for small barrels. But I need to get a larger one- I can only find new from Bergeon, or Chinese sets on ebay

Try a search for “ vintage watchmakers tools “ that’s what I do 

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57 minutes ago, CMCM said:

I did. 

I still need to know if it's right or left. 

As mentioned this does both 

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