HAIRSPRINGS STUDS identifying

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  1. PostalWatchGuy

    PostalWatchGuy Registered User
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    Is there a site that shows the different hairspring studs that Pocket watch makers use from each manufacturer. I have so many hairsprings but don't know how to identify. I saw some I the Complete Price guide to watches by Shugart and others but it is a limited amount.
     
  2. PostalWatchGuy

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    I have many, many hairspring, mostly on balances that I am not sure what manufacturer they are from. Is there a site that shows the hairspring stud and what manufactures made them ? There seem to be more then a few different ones for each manufacturer. Thank you in advance.
     
  3. musicguy

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    I am going to move this to watch repair and combine it with the same thread there.


    Rob
     
  4. John Runciman

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    you are aware that even if you identify who's hairspring it is there's a little more to it than that if you want to make use of these? For instance if their American pocket watch hairsprings they usually came in different strengths depending upon the characteristic of the balance wheel and as far as I know you can't tell that by looking at the hairspring.
     
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  5. PostalWatchGuy

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    Yes, I am aware of that but wanted to separate them by manufacturers. Seems to me a lot of manufactures used many different styles.
     
  6. John Runciman

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    I don't suppose you could give us a picture sampling and see if were even on the same page?
     
  7. dbarolia

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    Antique Watch Restoration by Archie B. Perkins - Vol III: pages 36-39 (pub. 2018 by AWCI)

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  8. gmorse

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    Hi PostalWatchGuy,

    A good many English watches have a stud like this:

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    And if you ever come across an English watch whose stud has a square pin in a square hole, like this:

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    You may well be looking at the work of Thomas Tompion or George Graham . . .

    Regards,

    Graham
     
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  9. Rick Hufnagel

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    Elgin would be pretty easy to separate, look for the wedge shaped stud.

    C.S. Moseley, U.S. patent #77,078

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