Okay, the new guy to watches has been at it again... I am working on an Elgin model 3 Class 25 16s 15j pocket watch (s/n 6368203)with a broken balance staff. I purchased the replacement staff and am ready. After removing the balance assembly (bridge, hairspring, balance wheel and staff) I recognized that I would have to set the hairspring free in order to remove it and the balance wheel and staff from the bridge. The hairspring is held in place with a small pin. I need to remove this pin to allow the hairspring to slip through the regulator. (Please excuse my terminology). I have tried removing that pin with tweezers but am unable. To me it appears that the pin comes out to the left in the attached image. I may be over cautious not wanting to damage the hairspring or the pin. So here I am looking for some wise counsel and help from friends.