My Chinese? sea clock (the acquisition of which I posted about on here) has met with a small disaster. Whilst winding it this morning, the nipple which secures the fusee cable inside the fusee decided to part from said cable and it let me know about it in no uncertain terms! It is a relatively simple job to replace the nipple and I have done so. Fortunately the only damage caused appears to have been that it has freed the hour wheel such that the wheel now spins freely on the arbour. It was held by splines which were, I assume a press fit into the wheel. I have seen this method on many different clocks, however I have never had to carry out his sort of repair before. Could I ask for the best practice here please?