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  1. I read this and watches are not my thing, however looking from the clock view you said; How close to the inner hook? I would think it would be a lot easer to make a new inner hook hole on the old spring as it is the right spring and the loss of a few inches would not make that much differance. Trying to temper a spring, I doubt it can be done, getting the tension right/even over the distance without the right gear I would say near impossable?
  2. You don't need to hang the movement 7 foot off the ground just 4 foot is plenty as this would give you about 4 days of running time, then just wind it up again for another 4 days. The movements are simple so you should be able to ID the issue.
  3. The spring barrel is stuffed, the shaft on the pinnion that comes off the spring barrel has been sleeved with a brass tube, it also looks like the wheel on that pinnion has had all the tips striped off. The top plate looks like it is not original due to the cut out for the glass not square. The knob on the time adjustment should not be there, and the door looks to have the pin missing at the bottom given the angle it is at when open.
  4. Looking at the clock dial it has no bezel therefore you can drill the end of the shaft and add a bit of steel. First file it to accomidate the minute hand and drill a hole for the taper pin, then solder it in place.
  5. I think the 1st photo looks better with more of a contras, just remember to put the dial with the 12 at the top.
  6. A close up of the hands arbour would help, I am not sure it has a pin because I can see no collar on the minute shaft, therefore it would rub on the hour shaft. That said it seems a large hand to be a pressure fit, a close up should help work it out.
  7. You could easly adapt a click spring from any old movement?
  8. Regula make a 1 day and 8 day movement, these can be bought at time savers. A few things you need to know, the depth, the movement will need to be screwed to the inside of the face board, so about 6 mm think blocks need to be glued on to take the screws, then add the distance from the mounting bracket to the tip of the crutch, then add another 50mm so you have enough room for the cuckoo belows. The hight is dictated by where the hands arbour hole is placed on the face. The width you have already since you have made the frets. Have a look on eBay at cuckoo clocks for sale to see how they are normally set up on the inside to give you an idea.
  9. It depends on the type of movement you are putting in the clock, battery or brass?
  10. I have sent most of the photos on here and a few more of the movement.
  11. Is it my old eyes or is the ply not wide enough?
  12. If this is the 1st pivot you are doing maybe get an old pivot or just a bit of round steel and have a practise before you do the one for the clock.
  13. You have about everything, great set up, might take you till christmas to work out how it all works
  14. Good news, the high end seller has asked for some photos of the clock so I will send them off today and see what they say.
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