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deaconj999

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Hi Oldhippy,

Thanks for the advice the dims are 17.5mm and 2.5mm and the arbour has a notch and a square/rectangular peg on it for the spring bridle. Terminology learnt through research over the last 2 weeks so hopefully, I am making sense.

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The photo is the barrel arbor, You need to look for a spring with those dimensions. One other thing that might come in handy when it comes to mainsprings. 1 third of the barrel for the spring, 1 third for the arbor and 1 third of free space. That is a rough guide; you don’t want a spring to long. As you are in the UK. Look at the top of this forum and you will see Resources, go to Parts and Tool suppliers and click on the Cousins UK, find watch mainsprings and see what comes up to match the spring you want. If your barrel has the type of fitting in the photo you should be OK because that is the most common type, if it is different could you post a photo of it.

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1 hour ago, oldhippy said:

The photo is the barrel arbor, You need to look for a spring with those dimensions. One other thing that might come in handy when it comes to mainsprings. 1 third of the barrel for the spring, 1 third for the arbor and 1 third of free space. That is a rough guide; you don’t want a spring to long. As you are in the UK. Look at the top of this forum and you will see Resources, go to Parts and Tool suppliers and click on the Cousins UK, find watch mainsprings and see what comes up to match the spring you want. If your barrel has the type of fitting in the photo you should be OK because that is the most common type, if it is different could you post a photo of it.

ElectaMainspring.jpg

 

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I'm guessing, as these are all the parts I have for the barrel there is more than the spring missing. I will layout the parts of the watch later in the hope that we can identify if the watch is worth putting back together. So far I have found it was in a CH (Charles Horner) case which is assay stamped and the seller was R.Richardson Middlesborough Serial # 21769. Circa 1897!

It's definitely not a Fusee or one of the American makers, so the UK maker remains a mystery.

Any help would be great. As I have already cleaned the solid silver case.

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