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  1. Hey guys, sorry I didn't update last night, I actually ordered an antique Esser staking set from the UK, and spent the evening cleaning and lubricating it for fun. I did almost as an aside demagnetize the movement, wound it up, and left it on my bench. I checked on it this morning, and low and behold it was still running. I am going to put it on a timegrapher when I get it in and check it out for positional discrepancies. I did check the jewels in my microscope when I cleaned the components. Everything looked good to me. I should also note that the movement looked like it had been we
  2. I haven't de-magnetized it yet, which I can definitely try when I get home. I don't have a timegrapher yet, but will be ordering soon. In the meantime, I will take the watch out of the case and check in a movement holder. When I reassembled the watch, I did not notice side shake issues when I checked. I'll give an update this evening, thanks everyone!
  3. Hey everyone, this one is a mystery to me. I have a manual wind Durowe 450-1 movement, which has recently been cleaned and lubricated. After completely reassembling the movement, dial, hands, and casing the watch, I put it on the counter (running), while doing something else. After about an hour, the watch stopped running. I had wound the watch before putting it down. When I came back to the watch, not running, I reset the time, and it started running again. This time I put the watch on, and wore it for about 10 hours, and it kept great time. I went to bed last night and took the watch
  4. Unbelievably, I found the spring in the carpet with a very strong magnet. I saw a technique using cling wrap, so I will give that a shot in hopes I don't lose the spring! Thanks!
  5. Thanks for the quick reply! I have looked on their websites, and must not know the exact item number, because I am coming up empty. I use esslinger a good bit, so I may just give them a call. If anyone knows if there's a model number other than KIF Elastor 3-2, I would appreciate it!
  6. Hey everyone. I am servicing a Bulova 11 ANACD movement, and ran into the dreaded KIF Elastor 3-2 spring. I am fairly new to watch servicing (I have only done one before; an ETA 1256), and decided I would take the spring off for oiling. I am sure you can guess what happened next. The spring sprung, and now I am here hoping someone has a source for them they can share. I am located in the USA. Pictured is the pretty dirty movement, before taking the spring out. Thanks for your help!
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