Main spring installation 6 size seth thomas pocket watch

finiteguy

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Hi All, I'm trying to install a new main spring into the barrel. I've done this before on other larger watches, but having difficulty with this one. It is a "T" end spring. Normally I feed the spring in until it's entirely in, but it's painful...and dangerous. Is there a tool that I can get for this?
 

darrahg

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I use a Robbins type (126) ms winder for the task.
Robbins type main spring winder open box.JPG Robbins type No 126 main spring winder box top.JPG
I also use the end of a tweezer to hold down the T end into the barrel hole when releasing the spring from the winder (whichever one you end up using). Have Fun!
 

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