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Sorry Steve, i did not attach the pictures regarding removing Barrel without the disassemble the clock mechanism

it would appear that this type may have removeable winding arbors which would allow replacement of the spring without disassembly of the rest of the movement. You need to be sure the mainspring has NO tension on it before removing the click wheel and pulling the arbor out. If it won't pull out, the arbor is one piece and the movement must be taken apart for replacement. I don't advise attempting to remove the old spring from the barrel or install a new one without a mainspring winder.

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Steve Guthrie C.C.


A.W.C.I. Certified Clockmaker with 35 years of experience. I can answer clock repair or maintenance related questions. Please don't expect answers advising the use of bubble gum, bailing wire or WD-40. I only give advice that is meant to preserve your clock in the best possible condition, not make it worse. No questions regarding clock value or identification. I am not a collector and cannot do valuations. Visit my website at:


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