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Doreen

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  1. Hi the caliper is an old Helvetia(General Watch Company) 51-10 derived from the 51(from 1930’s-1940’s)
  2. I have purchased both of them 460 and 463 Shock protection spring; unfortunately they are way too small for my caliber. I have to figure something else.
  3. Hi In the cleaning process I lost the balance upper shock spring. I know exactly where I put it; I just don’t know what happened with it. For now I managed to put a dial washer to keep the ruby on place...I know it is not ideal but it is just temporary until I manage to find one. I start looking online but is no way I can find the model that I need...or perhaps I don’t know were to look for it. If anyone have a spare to share, I will very much appreciated. I will attach some images with the style of the shock spring. It looks like a star(3 corners, first image) with a tiny litt
  4. You are right...I have search for hours on the floor, table, office,etc, with a flashlight with no luck at all. Second day I start again...I couldn’t find the dam spring. Anyway I have order the two model of the shocking spring and I’m extremely curious to see if they will work for my caliber. I also did all you mentioned above, with a tons of emails, asking all over. Most of the watch parts suppliers said they never heard of this specific caliber (51-10 or 51S)ever. The problem is this, the (51-10) turned out to be an extremely rare caliber to find and also parts for it. This is
  5. I’m not able to find any service shits on this particular movement. It seams to be a rare one.
  6. Thank you for your kind words. If I have no luck to find the part I will have to try building it up.
  7. JohnR725 I apologize it took me a while to replay back. I very much appreciate all your time you put in to this matter. Thank you again for helping me out with this. I have just purchased the Bestfit Enciclopedia and I was looking at page 734. I assume there is where you found the Y style spring under the 460 part number. Am I correct with this? I measured the upper diameter (hole)where the ruby is in place; it is 3 mm. So, I assume the spring diameter has to be a little bit bigger(perhaps 3.10mm- 3.20mm!) since it has to be fit in that little channel to hold the ruby in plac
  8. This is the direct link about the Helvetia shock protection. Great information. https://www.helvetiahistory.co.uk/helvetia-shock-protection
  9. Thank you for all the help here. I appreciated it very much. The model I need is the “Y” with the little hole in the middle; it is the same as illustrated on my second image I attached. The movement I have is a very rare movement to find. I may have to build the shock spring from scratch. My question will be: what material to use and where I can purchase it from? I know it was yellow on color so I assume it was made out of brass perhaps; not sure. Also I see some Helvetia movements that have this shock spring made of something different. What I mean by “different” is tha
  10. Thank you for your advice. The watch is Helvetia (General Watch Company)caliber 51-10 Sav. derivative from 51 S. You mentioned about those books; so if I find the part that I need on this book where I can order from? Any suggestions? Thanks
  11. Hi In the cleaning process I lost the balance upper shock spring. I know exactly where I put it; I just don’t know what happened with it. For now I managed to put a dial washer to keep the ruby on place...I know it is not ideal but it is just temporary until I manage to find one. I start looking online but is no way I can find the model that I need...or perhaps I don’t know were to look for it. If anyone have a spare to share, I will very much appreciated. I will attach some images with the style of the shock spring. It looks like a star(3 corners, first image) with a tiny litt
  12. I have harden and temper the new steel part. Just installed back and everything seems to work good. I’m very happy about it. To be honest I never tough I will be able to make it out. Thank you for so many good advices I received here; greatly appreciated. This is embarrassing,... I just can’t find the shock spring anywhere. I know exactly where I put it; I just don’t know what happened with it. Perhaps my little princess (Ariana) got in to my desk. She love watching when I work on my watches. I search about 3 hours for it everywhere...no spring. For now I managed to put a dial w
  13. Time for hardening the steel. After hardening it is necessary to temper it? If so how I should do that at home?
  14. Thank you very much for the advice. Ready to do the test. Fingers crossed.
  15. Question I should harden the steel first before testing the part on the watch or I should first make sure is working properly on the movement and than harden the new part steel? I’m just afraid not to brake the tiny little arm. How I should proceed?
  16. Thank you for your kind words. Appreciate it. Im checking with the original drowning from the books. I believe I’m very close to it.
  17. Done with the big cuttings...time to do the fine little details.
  18. Cutting and cutting...I’m using a drill master with a cutting disk. The jeweler saws is taking way to much time to cut.
  19. Some tools just arrived. I’m ready to start the process. I glued the original part against the steel using super glue and I now I made my first cut... Fingers crossed This will take some time...
  20. Thank you. I’m still waiting for my tools that I ordered to arrive; until than I can‘t really move on. I’m very excited about this project. I hope I can build this up; if not at least I tried.
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