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I have been studying Youtube videos which show servicing the Elgin 15 jewel pocket watch.  I purchased the watch from Ebay.  I don't see in the videos how the mainspring is gently unwound.  On this watch a plate covers the winding drum.  Do I remove the plate which exposes the click mechanism to enable the spring to be gently unwound?

If this has been asked before, my appologies.  Just now found this forum.

 

John

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It's nice in the introduction section to introduce yourself then in the Watch repair help and advice section ask your question. Then it be nice to have a picture so we can see what you're seeing. But in the absence of that with the movement out of the case see if there is a hole in the side of the movement near where the mainspring barrel is that should release your click.

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 9:00 AM, jwa said:

I have been studying Youtube videos which show servicing the Elgin 15 jewel pocket watch.  I purchased the watch from Ebay.  I don't see in the videos how the mainspring is gently unwound.  On this watch a plate covers the winding drum.  Do I remove the plate which exposes the click mechanism to enable the spring to be gently unwound?

If this has been asked before, my appologies.  Just now found this forum.

 

John

      "let down the main spring"  there are several ways to do this.  first find the ratchet paul or click.   vin

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