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I expected to do an easy task...

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Sometimes things doesn't quite work out the way you thought they would...

One of our friends sent me an Omega 962 with a broken incabloc spring, it should have been a walk in the park.

I noticed a cracked jewel and a "drilled" cap jewel, replaced both after I replaced the broken spring, job done. It wasn't...I was not careful and forgot to fit the balance cock screw and it became clear to me when I turned the movement upside down and saw the balance cock hanging in the hairspring.

Source a 962 hairspring? Forget it! So I sat down and started working. Some before and after pictures.
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Hell of the job... I know how it can happen in 1 ms if you forget that you are dealing with hairspring...
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Louis!

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"I expected to do an easy task"

before I even entered this thread or even thought my instinctive mind instantly said

"Famous Last Words"

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Thrasher wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:08 am
"I expected to do an easy task"

before I even entered this thread or even thought my instinctive mind instantly said

"Famous Last Words"
I had the same thought. Just looking at a hairspring gets my stress level up. Let only actually manipulating it!

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I wake up in a cold sweat just thinking about working with bent hairspings.


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Yoda wrote:
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Beautiful Image with Triovis regulator

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djolemag wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Yoda wrote:20200617_121654_resized.jpg
Beautiful Image with Triovis regulator

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Yes, same as the 960 and possibly others.
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That's a very pretty picture

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