American PW Elgin 6/0S mainspring

Smudgy

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I'm working on an Elgin 6/0S, 7J, model 1, grade 430 watch (SN 22153895). The problem is that I need a mainspring, the old blue-steel one is about set. I ordered a new one (MS-JA120) but the brace ears are too near the end of the spring to have both the brace and hole attached at the same time. The MS-JA120 is listed as a replacement for both 2897 and 6098, and nobody that I've checked with seems to offer anything but the MS-JA120. Any suggestions on solving this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Timm

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What about these at Dashto:

In the mainspring section #'s, 202.153 and 202.156
 

Jake

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Just break off the end of the mainspring with the hole and attach it by the brace alone. You will not have any problem with this solution. Jake Bunn

Originally posted by Smudgy:
I'm working on an Elgin 6/0S, 7J, model 1, grade 430 watch (SN 22153895). The problem is that I need a mainspring, the old blue-steel one is about set. I ordered a new one (MS-JA120) but the brace ears are too near the end of the spring to have both the brace and hole attached at the same time. The MS-JA120 is listed as a replacement for both 2897 and 6098, and nobody that I've checked with seems to offer anything but the MS-JA120. Any suggestions on solving this problem would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Smudgy

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Tim T, Thanks for the Dash-To info, I'm not sure how I missed them.

Jake and Jon, Thanks also for your information. I'm not sure I want to break off the end if I can get the right spring. I've never tried Brian Cavanaugh, but I may need to one of these days.
 

jdduvall

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Smudgy,

If you can't find one of these elsewhere, I have a genuine 2890 Elgin mainspring you can have. Just drop me a line with your address.
 

Smudgy

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Thanks for the offer John. I just ordered one from Dash-To, so hopefully I will have one in a few days.
 

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