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madchops67 last won the day on January 4 2016

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  1. Langseth, thats great! Wonderful job and looks good on the wrist. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Job well done! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. It happened to me once before, maybe because I gripped to hard with the tweezers and the outer part of the spring end up distorted. It may have been pinched or rubbed against the balance cock. That is jus my experience, so that's why I use the first method. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I use the first method to avoid damage to the hairspring, just in case it's gets nicked by being compressed against the balance wheel and balance cock. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The hairspring would definitely need a replacement, although I didn't have to fuss with the removal I was able to form the spring somewhat back to a decent shape to get the movement going. Next phase would be replace the spring and strip down into the ultrasonic cleaner. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Success!!! Got the hairspring manipulated back to a decent shape and seems to be running smoothly than before. Thanks guys for all your input. Clockboy, I was extra careful not to damage the hairspring for it takes patience and a great of steady hands that I don't have...yet. [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm going to try that and hope it works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I tried last night to attempt to remove with a firm push as well but to no avail. I'm thinking it may have loctite considering there isn't a lock screw to hold the stud. Hopefully I can get it out with a staking tool like you mentioned, and I'll try to be careful not to damage the hairspring or damage the arm.
  9. Clockboy, I'm going to attempt that tonight and hope that I can successfully remove the pin without damaging the hairspring, although the hairspring is already deformed and looks bad. I'll probably want to replace it if I can't manipulate it back to a decent shape...so this will be good practice for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Matabog, thanks... I kinda figured that something was missing from there and I've never seen these older 6498 movements. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm having a problem with the balance spring stud that seems to be stuck on the regulator arm. The lock screw is missing and the stud seems to be different from other ones I've seen. Has anyone ever come across a similar problem or know if the stud is the right one? I hope It wasn't set in with loctite, and I know this is a delicate situation... any advice is truly appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thats pretty neat, I think I'm going to save up a little extra and get the Horotec screwdrivers and sharpener so that i wont have to worry about it later. Also Do the Horotec screwdrivers come standard with the T-shaped blades?
  13. Wesley881, I've heard of these before are they based in the USA? They seem well constructed.
  14. Federico, thanks for the link they seem to be of decent price and I really like the sharpener Clockboy mention to keep the blades dressed up.
  15. Dadistic, I tried to create an account and i'm still awaiting aporaval...seems to be taking some time now .
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