I am restoring an old longcase clock. The collapsed and worm-eaten case is glued up and awaiting refinishing. The movement had been cleaned and re-assembled by a repairer who unfortunately died. It will not run though. I have removed the 43mm escape wheel which has several short teeth and has already had three tooth inserts fitted at some time. The slotted pendulum arm was badly bent, so I expect some of the damage was caused by poor handling. It does not look salvageable to a clock novice like myself so I am thinking of buying a new wheel. Can I reasonably expect to swap old for new when I do not have any special clock repair tools?
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