Baumgartner 866 - Broken Lower Pivot?

everydaycats

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Looks like a lower broken pivot. Anyone else worked on one of these Baumgartner 866's? This is the most frustrating movement that I have ever worked on. Finally at assembly and noticed the lower pallet fork pivot appears broken. If that is the case and I'm not sure it is, then it's back in the junk box and I'll get something else out. These are one jewel movements with all mating parts metal-to-metal(pivot holes in plate).
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everydaycats

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Not much room on the watch ticket.
Had a three letter explanation for these.
The kind and polite one was NWR(not worth repair)
The other one was NBG(No Bloody Good)
I agree...it is a mess to work on. Although, it seems like a hearty movement with few parts to go bad. Oil the pivots once in a while and move on. I will never disassemble another one of these movements—never. It is way too fidley for me. You need five hands and eight tools to get everything aligned to put on train bridge.
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