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Mainspring Ordering By Gr Code


Hi all, just received my Generale ressorts 2 catalogue from cousins £22.45 inc postage.  Problem is I can't find a supplier that sells by GR codes,  only by size.  The spring I want is in the catalogue but not sold anywhere I can find in the sizes I quote.  Has anyone got any ideas where I can get what I need?  I live in the UK.

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Could a similar MS be cut to measure and the attachments re-formed?


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