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    • Take a clear photo of the back of the clock, just the works, not the legs. Someone with the Horolovar repair guide might be able to identify it. If it has a disc pendulum there might be a number stamped or written in pencil, this should match the main number, if the pendulum is original.  3 or 4 ball pendulum will not be numbered.   Bod 
    • There are books,       that tell you how to re-shape an hair spring  and tools to use,   I read de Carles Watch Repair.   one tool i recall is "2 pairs of rounding plyers.   vin
    • I read somewhere (maybe the tube) that you can cure a lot of evils if you wind the spring up as you would into a mainspring winder (though a MS winder would be too large and this would have to be done on the flat of your bench for example) until it is fully and tightly coiled.  I gather this gives it its shape back and you can move on from there.  Maybe a bit of an ask for your spring though !!  Maybe worth a try as not much to lose !!
    • Well, I have just written to Mr. Sudarson at www.oldswisswatches.com and have politely asked him how he can help me with this problem. I'll keep you updated on the progress. Yes, I don't think you're wrong to assume that the cost of living and wages in India are extremely low. An alternative explanation could possibly be that the repair prices reflect the same kind of quality that the spare parts they sent me had, but I wouldn't really know.
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