Waterbury Click spring source

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  1. dashley

    dashley Registered User

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a source for a Waterbury 8 day movement click "spring".

    This is my first Waterbury and I'm not sure if how to identify it other than the left foot of the frame has an 11 stamped into it.

    There's only a small piece of it left (2nd pic). There was another foot stuck in the wheel where the break is so the dimensions between the nibs is pretty accurate.

    I've emailed Timesavers and they have nothing like it. I've been searching the a lot web also.

    Would anyone know a source for these.

    Thank You

    -dan


    ClickSpring.jpg spring.jpg IMG_1414w.jpg
     
  2. emhitch

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    Hi Dan, I would contact David LaBounty at About Time Clockmaking. He has an extensive parts inventory. His website is here
    I will examine my inventory tonight as I may have a Waterbury click spring too
     
  3. shutterbug

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    I you have an old mainspring laying around, you can make one from it. A Dremmel cutoff wheel makes it quick. The area between the tabs can be tricky, and a jewelers saw is good for that.
     
  4. dashley

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    @ emhitch Thank you for the link. I've emailed him. Really like that site to. Going to read those pdfs.

    @shutterbug Thank you for the mainspring tip. I actually have a couple of broken ones sitting around. Never thought to use that material for a spring Ha Duh.
    I was wondering where I could get stock from to make one HA HA and here it was just sitting around. I can cut one and the tabs shouldn't be a problem. Thanks Again.


    P.S. What does the number "11" stamped into the frame led mean? Is that a manufacture year or model number. ?
     
  5. David S

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    I have also made them from hacksaw blades.

    David
     
  6. harold bain

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    The number on the movement is most likely referring to pendulum length.
     
  7. R. Croswell

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    If you make one be careful not to make it taller than the original. On most Waterburys there is not much clearance under the second wheel.
     
  8. dashley

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    Ta Da. Made it from the old main spring Shutterbug. Just have to feather the edges and tighten the corners up but it will work.

    newspringw.jpg

    Thank You
     
  9. shutterbug

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    Looks good, dashley! :thumb:
     
  10. GregS

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    Nicely done dashley! Good work!
     
  11. David S

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    Great job and you saved the shipping charges.

    David
     
  12. R. Croswell

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    Looks good and the price was right. Make sure it's secure when pressed in place and that the click rivets are not loose.
     

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