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New member here! I am a hobbyist interested in working with small and beautiful things, like watches, pocket watches, jewelry and precision mechanics; typically using, metal, bullion, wood, gems and pearls. With watches I have so far been working mainly with old pockets watch repairs and learning techniques and getting more tools.
I am completely new to watch repair, but after a few days of research, I decided I wanted to repair a broken pocket watch that I had sitting around. After some careful disassembly I opened up the mainspring and soon noticed that the spring was detached from the barrel arbor. It seems that the hook attaching the spring to the barrel arbor has snapped off. I am wondering how it is recommended that I reattach the mainspring.