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    Watchmaking, electronics, computers and travelling (pre-Covid).

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  1. Thanks everyone for the comments and help. I will source a suitable replacement mainspring and it should be OK. Regards.
  2. Thanks. My apologies aa I wasn’t thinking straight. So this means that as long as 1.5mm height is not exceeded, the thickness doesn’t really matter that much but the length will impact the reserve. Hence, need to look for the longest length mainspring. Regards, Yasser.
  3. Hi, I think it’s the type of polishing wheels in my opinion. You need very fine fibre wheel. Check ebay. Also check retro watch guy website as he listed in order what he uses. I hope it helps. Regards, Yasser.
  4. Hi Matt, Welcome to the hobby. I am newish too - about 6 months and really enjoying it. Must say it’s an addictive and an expensive hobby. I hope you have fun. Plenty of help here as very experienced guys here. Any questions, please just ask. See you around buddy! Regards, Yasser (from London UK).
  5. Hi KOwatch, Thanks for the help. The internal diameter of the barrel is 15.5mm. Sorry I am new to watchmaking as a hobbyist - about 6 months or so. I have never replaced it serviced a barrel. I guess now is the time. Hence, learning the ropes. Yes, I saw those options on Cousins website. However, as you seen thatbrhe length is not long enough but yes it will work. Secondly, the 0.105 may just rub inside with the top/bottom when the barrel is closed. I will check the depth of the barrel to see how much free room there is. There are few on eBay but the prices are
  6. Hi Guys, I have taken out the mainspring and here are the measurements with some additional comments: 1. H x W x L (in mm) 1.5 x 0.1 x 567 (please see note about the length.) The 567mm was the total length of the two broken parts of the mainspring. I rechecked and noticed that 6mm was folded over at the end which goes against the barrel wall. Please see photo. So, is it correct to assume that actual total length would be 567mm + 6mm = 573mm? If so, I need to find one which is approx between 570mm - 575mm. Please advise. 2. Please see the other photos.
  7. Hi, Looking at the Bestfits catalogue, it seems it is a LAPANOUSE movement. Which one, it’s hard to say as atleast 2 of them are very similar on Pages 155 and 156. The Ligne size is 13’’’ -13.5’’’ when measured on my movement. Upper plate and bottom plate sizes have a 0.5 ligne difference. The catalogue has some 13’’’ ligne listed but the parts don’t match. However, the two which do match are ligne sizes 10.5 and 12 respectively. I guess as Joe and yourself suggested and to move this forward, it’s easier to measure the mainspring’s H x W x L and then see what’s available
  8. How many parts are there? I got the 1st part. Do you have the 2nd parts and any other?
  9. Sorry but would you have the link. I tried the search but can’t seem to find it. What shall I search for?
  10. Hi Joe, It just has FB inscribed/engraved on one the plates. Very small. I can’t see anything else engraved.
  11. Dear friends, I hope someone can help me identify this movement below (see photos). I thought it was a BFG movement but on closer inspection, I noticed the letters ‘FB’ on the plate but unfortunately no calibre number. The mainspring is broken inside the barrel and would like to get a replacement if I can find the calibre number. Many Thanks, Regards, Yasser.
  12. Hi Alan, Thays great. I assume you are talking about Mark Lovick’s course (4 parts)? Keep in touch. Regards, Yasser.
  13. Hi @Tudor, There is a picture of the dial side but with the calendar and day installed. You can’t view the parts. See photo. I don’t have part 2572 currently. However, 2566 may have been placed incorrectly. Regards, Yasser.
  14. @TudorI now know that you were right. That little washer which I was thinking as part number 469 is actually something completely different and doesn’t belong to this movement. I have come to this conclusion now spending a fair amount of time trying to figure out where it could possibly fit. So, I will now leave that out. It may be that someone previously working on this movement tried to use this as part 2533 - Day star seat as a substitute at the time. Who knows!! Moving on, I need part number 2576 - Date Jumper next. I think I know where it may go. I also then need to k
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