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    Wind-Up, or not as the case may be.

    So, yesterday a lady at work says she has "an old wind up watch that doesn't work any more" and would I have a look at it for her ?
    Certainly, I say; and to get to the point - I think I've found the root cause:
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    I've seen a fair few broken mainsprings before, but this is a first; no less than 7 breaks
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    A lady at work wants you to wind her up?


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    How would something like that happen?

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    *wonders if anyone's ever dipped a watch movement into liquid nitrogen and then given it a tap*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    *wonders if anyone's ever dipped a watch movement into liquid nitrogen and then given it a tap*
    think so look at op pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    A lady at work wants you to wind her up?
    Yeah, she was feeling left out
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    cold metal hard fall maybe ?
    I figured an impact of some sort, but there's no damage to the watch case and not a mark on the brass housing it was in
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    This is a wind-up surely?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    This is a wind-up surely?!
    If I can find a suitable replacement mainspring it will be..... and don't call me surely
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