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Silver Swiss pocket watch with cylinder escapement

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Ive just disassembled and cleaned an old swiss pocket watch with cylinder escapement. Reassembly went ok until refitting the balance. Can anyone please tell me if there is a secret way to install it. Ive tried various things but but which ever way I fit it the escapement seems locked. First time Ive tried one of these (and probably the last) Any assistance would be appreciated.

Chris

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Yes it was covered in crud. Put it back in same position but now I cant seem to engage the escape wheel with the cylinder. The top and bottom plug appear to be in the same position.

Chris

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Thanks for your help. I'm wondering if the bottom jewel is worn so that the base of the escape wheel does'nt enter the slot in the cylinder.

Thanks anyway just have to burn some more midnight oil!!!

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