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Zenith 2522C Balance Jewel Clip Retainer


MattRHale
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Hi There, first timer here. 

 

I have a Zenith 2522C movement that I'm using to learn some watch repair skills. I'm having a real problem trying to reattach the top balance jewel to the bridge. There's a U shaped clip retainer that holds the jewel assembly in the hole.

 

I can't seem to slide that clip into the grooves in the jewel. Aside from needing 3 hands, is there something I'm missing? The clip doesn't find the groove and pings off. 

 

So assuming I can find it, what's the technique? But assuming I can't find it, can I get a replacement clip for pennies or better to pay pounds for a new balance assembly? Would it even come with the clip?

 

Thanks for reading!

 

MRH

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