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    • Hi Mark! I have a set of similar to the Bergeon one you using in the video. Yesterday I tried to wind an automatic spring for an Omega cal 503 but the hook would not catch the spring. I examined it closer and it seems that the hole in the spring is big enough for the hook but the end of the spring is not formed in a way that let the hock catch it. I could easily reshape the end of the spring (bending it slightly inward) to let the hook catch  it but I'm not sure this is considered to be good practice?  Any other suggestions? Another set of winders? I bought the "big" Bergeon- set since I though it would cover all my winding- needs. 
    • To summarise, with level 2 of this course we have introduced a guideline procedure for stripping a movement to pieces in such a way as to minimise risk of damage to the movement components by releasing all the power from the mainspring, removing the various sections of the movement including the balance and escapement, the motion work, the going barrel and train wheels and the keyless works. ...
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    • Now that you have adjusted the rate of your watch movement, it is very important to put the watch through various stages of testing. ...
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    • When timing a watch you would aim to test the rate in several different positions. As an example, if a watch movement is moved from a dial-up or dial-down position to a pendant, or crown, down position then you may expect a small drop in amplitude from the oscillator due to a greater amount of resistance the balance staff pivots receive from turning on their side faces as opposed from turning on the pivot tips. ...
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    • As the balance oscillates, it interacts with the pallet fork twice. These are called vibrations, or beats. Effectively it is the ‘tictoc’ sound you hear with any mechanical watch movement. ...
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