1880 Elgin 18s Model 1 Grade 13 Key Wind Pocket Watch

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  1. mark5668

    mark5668 Newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I am looking for some help or suggestions on a 1880 Elgin 18s 11J Grade 13 Model 1 pocket watch. When I wind this watch with the key, it will wind and tighten but on the 9th or 10th wind it just clicks and almost all of the tension is lost. Almost like the click slips. I took the main spring barrel apart and not 100 percent sure but the arbor doesnt seem to be slipping out of the main spring hole.
    Anybody ever have this problem before? Wonder if it's a Ratchet. Click, or Click Spring problem. Any advice would be helpful and thanks for your time.
     
  2. Smudgy

    Smudgy Registered User

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    It sounds like the mainspring is slipping off of the barrel hook or a broken mainspring.
     
  3. mark5668

    mark5668 Newbie

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    Thanks for replying and I accidentally started another thread on this same problem and with the same title but this time I add some pictures.
     

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