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That makes sense, thanks.
Does that mean that the hole (and therefore, the dowel) should be slightly smaller than the inner coil of the mainspring to allow for some space between mainspring and dowel so the staple can fit into that space? I'm thinking about a mainspring that gave me some trouble with my traditional winders and on that mainspring the inner coil is exactly 2.0 mm. Would I then want to have a hole and dowel slightly smaller than that?
You will never be able to do a touchup paint job that isn't glaringly obvious.
Either leave it alone or paint a circle of an entirely different color for contrast. Maybe a textured paint even.
Or you could stick on a colored sticker.
I disassembled it and cleaned it, here's some picture before the cleaning.
I didn't touch the dial yet, looking for idea as I am afraid the paint in the center will just go away if I clean it with water.
Should I scan it and reprint it on some sort of vinyl? Looking for ideas!
I love the organizing drawers but I have to ask where you got all those pocket watches? That's quite a collection for sure. Ebay?
Can't help with your progress as I'm half way through my first disassembly and using a new 6497 so I could better follow Mark Lovick's lessons.
How many have you buried so far?
When properly cut, the staple does not extend over the hole of the winder. The hole is for the arbor to insert into. The mainspring usually bulges out quite a ways past the arbor with plenty of room for the arbor hook to gram on.
I think thats just a factor of how hard and thin they are. Under 1mm care is needed its a thin drill. Tthey have to be hard enough to drill steel parts but not so hard that they break easily. Those carbide drills from ebay 10 for £5, i though they were ok when i got them but drilling this piece even in its annealed state i broke 4 of them within a few seconds, absolute rubbish but @HectorLooi said that.
I haven't tried printing this yet but had a question about the arbor or dowel size. In the instruction photo it shows the staple extending into where the arbor will sit (I think):
Doesn't that mean that the dowel cannot be as large as the inner coil of the mainspring? If it were, would it not interfere with the staple? In the photo above it looks like the staple and dowel would try to occupy the same space. If that means the dowel needs to be smaller to accommodate the staple, wouldn't that then make the inner coil compress to fit the dowel, changing the diameter of the inner coil?
The setting mechanism works exactly as suposed. If You put the movement in the case, everything will go normally. Of course, You will need the case to do that, as half of the setting mechanizm is part of the case. See this video:
OK, now I see that the movement is in a case. Well, but I doubt if it is a case that will do the job. Trhere should be special spring-collet placed in the neck and the part of the stem that is in the case must have special shape that alows to be fixed by the collet in the both positions - winding/setting. The positios must be adjustable by screwing the collet in or out. The action of the stem and collet is shown on the video