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Oswald rolling eye timepiece- mainspring needed...

Peter A. Nunes

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I've taken in an Oswald rolling eye dog timepiece for repair- a late one, probably from the 1960s, with a molded body, not wood. The spring is not in a barrel, and is broken. I don't see suitable springs readily available from the usual sources- can someone point me in the right direction? Better still, does someone have a junker with a good spring they would be willing to part with? Thanks.

I can post pictures over the weekend if that will help.
 

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I suspect you could steal a spring from an alarm clock :)
 

Willie X

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What is so unusual about the spring? Have you made accurate measurements. Sometimes you can modify an available spring. And, new springs are generally stronger than old springs so going 1 thou thinner is acceptable, or preferable, if the movement is in good shape.

Willie X
 

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