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  1. Hogshair

    Hogshair Registered User

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    Hi all, I bought this little item out of curiosity, I have various mainspring winders but I was curious as to how this type is used? Any guru's out there?

    Cheers
    Hogs.

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  3. Hogshair

    Hogshair Registered User

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    Thanks DC, have seen those before, I e-mailed Picard & Co and they answered the same day stating that they have no idea how to use it, they just supply the tools. It seems odd that such a common tool is unknown in its use?

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  4. gmorse

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    Hi Hogs,

    This is a very ancient design and most people would probably prefer one of the more recent types which use sleeves to retain the spring once it's wound tight.

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    Graham
     
  5. motormaker

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    See pics of a spring I was installing in a project. The center hooks are interchangable. The other end of the spring hooks as shown.

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  6. Hogshair

    Hogshair Registered User

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    Hi Graham, yep, I have the sleeve type (see pic) just bought this out of curiosoty really.
    Hi motormaker, I think the winder you have is for clock mainsprings where as mine is for watch mainsprings. I can see the smilarity but as mine does not have that bar with a hook I can't see how the mainspring would be held in place. Obviously it was as the tool is quite common, shame the instructions aren't:(

    All the best
    Hogs.

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