Thanks for the response, I did think that! My local jeweller is booked up until after Xmas and I'm thinking of buying a cheap Ice-Watch to see if that is the case £10 might cost that to replace with labour etc anyway.
After connecting the Yoke spring to the settings lever
gmt/date / time setting work now like a charm.
only winding does not work or it is so subtle I don´t see and hear it.
I may have to buy a new winding pinion.
This never rotates with the stem, or maybe its on the backside of the movement ?
kind regards to all supporters
I think I may need therapy.
In my defense, it was only two quid, and it is an HMT... and they have stopped making them.. and errr... its yellow... nope that last bit isn't really much of a defense.
As someone much wiser than me said only a short while ago.. "I have to stop looking on eBay !! "
Best method to flatten a coned H/S is to replace it with a new one.
You work on coned h/s, in five years time you can,t see the spring without a loup,
Within ten years you will need a loup to get in your car and within fifteen two loups to see your house.