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Sorry shutterbug should have marked it yes the one for the hands so it looks i am going to have to strip it down and look at the center shaft there is no tension spring when i stripped it downWhat adjuster do you mean? The hand setting knob, or something else? A pic of that part might help us. If the hands turn too hard, it's probably in the center shaft or a tension spring under one of the front plate gears.
I was hoping I would not have to take the shaft off but if i must, which is the best way to take it off. I did hold the small gear and turn the big wheel which did move but it was tightYeah, it has to have some way to provide tension. Maybe a spring inside the plates. It doesn't look like it would have tension applied by crimping on that type, but anything is possible. Let us see the center shaft when you get it out. It could just be a sticky gear on the turn knob too.