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Hello. I am a reckless novice in the field of watchmaking and I always risk breaking parts when I work on watches.

Of the parts, I often get confused about how to put back the mainspring in the barrel. 

Most of times, I make mistake by winding it back in to the barrel in wrong direction and mainspring gets curved the other way. (I do this by hand since I have no mainspring winder)

Is there a tip on how to get started in correct direction??

 

 

 

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