I just found this forum, and group. I have one of these clocks also. It was handed down to me by my father about 40 or so years ago, and he had it for as long as I can remember, probably from at least the late 50's. It has been just a super clock, keeping good time and running constantly since the day I received it. However, about 2 weeks ago, I was winding it when "BOOM". I carefully opened the face, and found the time mainspring had sprung, blowing the works off the back, the spring completely unwound. I carefully removed the works from the case and found the ratchet spring had been completely bent out of shape and off the gear. The main spring appears OK, but when I test even a small winding, it does not "catch" but unwinds. I did manage to fix and replace the ratchet spring, but it still fails to hold when winding, so I assume something else actually broken. So, not being a clock repair guy (I do hobby repairing and refinishing antique furniture), I was hoping to find some knowledge here to either help me, or point me to someone that could assist fixing this sentimental item.
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