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    Default Keyless works question (with picture)

    Hello, sorry if this is a stupid question but as a person new to watch repair, the keyless work is the last part of the watch that is somewhat of a mystery to me. I was taking apart a 7j 16s Waltham to practice cleaning, and unfortunately when I removed a screw this V-shaped spring popped out and I wasn't able to keep track of how it is supposed to be positioned. So, my question is simple: how should this spring be positioned relative to the two levers?

    As I post this I'm researching the basics of keyless work to understand it better, but it would be nice if I could understand the mechanism in the context of the watch I'm working on now.

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    Default Re: Keyless works question (with picture) (By: oryano)

    Take a look at this thread - http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?7...1894-need-help

    The 16-size 1899 model uses the same mechanism as the 1894 model 12-size. If yours looks like a mirror image that would be because yours is a hunting-case movement.
    Jerry Treiman, NAWCC member since 1971
    Charter member of Pocket Horology Chapter 174

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    Default Re: Keyless works question (with picture) (By: Jerry Treiman)

    Perfect! Thank you very much.

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