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Elgin 3/0 Movement Runs Fast

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Hello still new here and learning a lot. Taking Mark's courses and reading a lot of books. Ok so I purchased a few Elgin 3/0 movements to practice on. So after a strip and clean and oil. The movement runs about 10 minuets fast in 12 hours? I checked the hairspring, it's between the regulator pins, no coils are touching? The balacnce staff is true. I demagnetized a few times. Still the same result. Any advice or suggestions?

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Do you have leftover hairspring after the stud? You may be able to lengthen the hairspring. I have a hairspring vibrating tool that is great for that job.


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Hello still new here and learning a lot. Taking Mark's courses and reading a lot of books. Ok so I purchased a few Elgin 3/0 movements to practice on. So after a strip and clean and oil. The movement runs about 10 minuets fast in 12 hours? I checked the hairspring, it's between the regulator pins, no coils are touching? The balacnce staff is true. I demagnetized a few times. Still the same result. Any advice or suggestions?
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How do you test that you have demagnetised correctly.


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1 hour ago, BUSAKAZ said:


How do you test that you have demagnetised correctly.


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  most watch books will explain the de mag. proceedure.  de Carles book says to remove the balance and de-mag. it seperatly.   vin

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  most watch books will explain the de mag. proceedure.  de Carles book says to remove the balance and de-mag. it seperatly.   vin

Vinn, I know how to do it I’ve got an Elma antimag but I think a lot of people think they have demagnetised a watch but haven’t, just asking really if they test it with a compass afterwards, I bet most people don’t have a compass.


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8 minutes ago, BUSAKAZ said:


Vinn, I know how to do it I’ve got an Elma antimag but I think a lot of people think they have demagnetised a watch but haven’t, just asking really if they test it with a compass afterwards, I bet most people don’t have a compass.


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   yes you need a compass (very small ) or something to indicate a magnetic  field.  vin

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