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  1. This purchase must qualify:
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  2. Normally balance staffs can be found from material houses or balancestaffs.com although they show as sold out. The staff ref: is Ronda 1349 I have had no luck in finding the above and It is likely the only way forward is to have one made and fitted by a watchmaker.
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  3. I've attached a couple pictures. I pulled balance cock and re-set it and it's now keeping correct time. I think you guys were right, the hairspring was hung up on one of the regulator pins. Thanks for your help.
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  4. I went looking for a balance from a cheap "Mumbia Special" franken HMT (0231 or 1802 based) Pilot or similar to put in a Caravelle. The Caravelle has an almost identical Bulova 11DP (Citizen 0241), another licensed Citizen movement in it and the original Bulova balance had a very nasty case of hairspring salad that I eventually admitted defeat with. I got it running, but I wasn't happy with it. I didn't find what I was looking for but I couldn't resist this HMT 6501 (Citizen 6501) Rajat for pocket money prices instead. The last "fully serviced" HMT I got from India had half
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  5. Found this wow!!! https://www.vadertjetijd.nl/en/collection/cercle-tournant/nr-86-antique-french-cercle-tournant-bronze-mantel-clock-1860/
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  6. it would be nice to have a picture of the watch so we know what were talking about. so let's just make oh wild assumption based on the symptoms and everyone else having the same answer it's probably a new mainspring. New mainsprings typically require a complete overhaul because there is probably something else. So you're looking at a complete overhaul and a new mainspring. depending upon where you get your mainsprings a wholesale price might typically be around $30. Then the silly watchmakers think you're entitled to a profit they will probably mark that up. A lot o
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