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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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    cold metal hard fall maybe ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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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
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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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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