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broken mainspring

Post by burns509 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:14 pm

Has anyone ever accidentally broken the mainspring in their Sellita SW210 movement?

Just trying to figure out if it's a common thing to happen.

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Re: broken mainspring

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:30 pm

You would need to be pretty brutal to break the mainspring on a modern hand winder.

I have (had) loads of vintage and modern hand wound watches over about 50 years. Never broken one yet.
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Re: broken mainspring

Post by burns509 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:30 pm
You would need to be pretty brutal to break the mainspring on a modern hand winder.

I have (had) loads of vintage and modern hand wound watches over about 50 years. Never broken one yet.
That’s kind of what I thought, that it would take abuse rather than accident. As it happens I’ve had great service and the issue is being sorted - so all is well.

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Re: broken mainspring

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:06 pm

That’s excellent news.
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The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
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