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  1. Hello everyone! This is my first time posting here, so please bear with me if I’m not used to the structure or layout of how to properly use the forum. So, I have an issue with this movement which is labeled M 102, and had a curious arrow-triangle engraving on the barrel bridge. I bought this watch for cheap, and even once I screwed a new crown onto the stem (old crown was broken and lost before I got it), it wouldn’t take a wind. I opened it up, and observed the ratchet wheel spinning with no resistance when winding. So my first though of course was a broken mainspring. But in fact, the mainspring, mainspring hook, and the hook on the barrel arbor were all in superb condition (albeit dirty covered in old grease). So my next thought was to see what was happening more closely when winding. And it turns out, when winding, the entire barrel spins with the ratchet wheel! Okay, so broken escapement? But no, the train of wheels didn’t move at all while the arbor spun. FINALLY I looked at the next step in the train of wheels, the center wheel. With just the barrel and the center wheel fitted, the center wheel is turned properly. But with ANY resistance (such as the third wheel being put in), the center wheel itself stops, and the center wheel pinion spins freely, loose in the wheel. With the wheel removed, at one point I put it in a pin vise (with BARELY any pressure applied) to showcase just how loose the wheel actually is, and it is very barely on there, able to spin and wobble freely Attached are pictures of the center wheel removed from the movement. Also attached is a picture of the engraving on the barrel bridge to help ID the caliber if I haven’t already. So, my question is, does anyone have any reference material, or perhaps know which stake/method I should use to stake this pinion back tight into it’s wheel? Thank you so much!
  2. Just recently bought a K&D 18 Inverto staking set on eBay, all the stomps are complete and it just missing a few stakes. The staking set included this weird looking stomp with a tightening lever (it seem like it) try to google for some info but failed to identify it. Attach is the image of the unknown tool, if I may add I also want to know the purpose of the 10 pins placed alongside the stomps (highlighted in red) Thanks in advance
  3. This survey is about the use of your staking tools and should take you no more than 5 minutes, the link is posted below. This interview is being conducted for my university engineering design course so any input you supply would be greatly appreciated. https://goo.gl/forms/zFa3XYt19rYp8wX63 If you wish to provide more info, especially related to what you like about your staking tool and what you would like to change about it, please comment below. Thank you for your time and participation in our survey.
  4. I need your help to identify a set I recently purchased. Does anyone know this model? Also I would like to hear about the things you guys do with your own staking tools. I have never used one of these and I only know that they are useful to replace balance staffs. Thanks.
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