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    • Now that you have stripped the movement down it is highly recommended that you inspect each part individually.  Watches are designed to run for a very long time, sometimes many years, without the need for service. However, some watch owners will tend to have an “if its’s not broken then it doesn’t need repair” attitude towards their timepiece ...
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    • Thank Mark, you are really a good teacher Julien.
    • The final step in our guideline for stripping down the watch movement is to remove the Keyless Works components. As we have already discovered, the Keyless Works is a clever group of components which work together in order to allow the watch user to both wind the watch up and alter the position of the watch hands, via the motion works, by using a single source - the winding crown and stem. ...
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    • Now that we have removed the train wheel and barrel bridges, the train wheels and barrel are exposed and can be removed. ...
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    • Part of the Keyless Works actually reside on the Barrel Bridge. The Crown wheel, Click and Spring, and the Ratchet Wheel.  In the previous lesson where we removed the power from the mainspring, we removed the Ratchet Wheel at that time as this ensures that there is no power still in the mainspring. Before removing the Barrel Bridge, it is also advisable to remove the click, click spring and the crown wheel as this will be easier to do whilst the barrel bridge is secured to the lower plate. ...
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