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Size does matter.

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My GF brought  me her late grandmother's watch to see if I could make it run. It's a nice Longines in a 14K case. When I inspected the movement, I discovered it had a broken staff. A broken staff on a 5 1/4 x 7 ligne movement. :wacko:

I ended up buggering up the hairspring during removal so I found a replacement movement for a decent price. It was in running condition. It was as described, so I decided to service it and put it in my GF's case. This little movements are never easy, are they?

So I've got it back together, with the exception of the balance. I'm going to tackle that tomorrow. It's non-Inca, so at least I won't be contending with those jewels. But the hairspring has me concerned. Oh well, we'll see how she turns out. But dang, the simple stuff isn't so simple on these puppies. Of the baguettes I've worked on lately, this Longines was the hardest to get the pivots lined up. That surprised me.

I know that these are not of huge interest, but they are challenging to even C&O. At least they are for me. Cheers.

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  • 5.2 mm
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