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    • I use a 1mm driver. If the type allows it (e.g. Etachron) with the blade kept horizontal, push on the head of regulator or end stud. 
    • Actually one can see a small round notch at 9h, there must be a reason for that?  And assuming it's a front loader, then the crystal must be removed using a lifter (do you have one?) something that may leave some marks on the sides, can you see if there is any? The alternative could be a syringe. 
    • If something can be humanly done, it can be explained in words, with the help of a couple of illustrations maybe. I think that happens because: 1. Is very difficult to work with straight tweezers vertical and very close.  2. The bending tweezers must not be exactly vertical to its center, rather the edge that forms the bend must be. Of course, the two lines do not concide because the tips are tapered. So what I do, and suggest that you try is to use curved or angled tips tweezers to hold, and a straight one to bend. Also, even if commonly used to correct minor distortion, No. 5 tweezers are not ideal for forming dogleg, flattening kinks, not to mention overcoils. The specific types for that have been subject of an extensive topic where Master nickelsilver explained and set the record straight: these are not made anymore.  So, as also suggested by others, we have to make our own by accurately filing a standard pair, something that is not very easy either. Based on the considerations above I think the best shape would be having the tip sides (looking at the front) to be parallel, maybe 1 or 1.2mm wide, while in side view thickness should be reduced, with a slight taper on the nose to help sliding in between the coils. I have not made yet a pair like the above, but intend to do that at the first chance, and will post pictures here and update with my experience. 
    • I was thinking this is a front loader.  There is literally no seem anywhere on the back.  So the crown has to come off and then the movement will come out.   This is a hamilton "Electronic" . From whagt I understand, it is later then the "Electric" . but finding info is hard because google always wants to give me results for "electric"  
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