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QUESTION: Good morning, Steve.
I am trying to help my father to locate a part for his old antique Junghans wall clock.  The markings on the back of the clock body says     W.64   Junghans  AAAA
         Made in Germany
         102 / 26
         385
I also have the three pictures of the back of the clock (see attached), the middle hole (he thinks it is for Clock Movement) where he can the spring is broken.  Do you know where we can get the parts?  We contacted the factory directly but due to language barrier, we could get the factory to sell the springs (the middle Clock Movement and the other two) to us directly.  Can you please help?  Thank you!


Frank Lu
(214) 616-2800


ANSWER: For an older movement like this, mainsprings and suspension springs are readily available from parts houses like Timesavers or Merritts. Other components have to be hand finished to fit from generic replacements or new parts made such as gears or pinions by a Master Clockmaker.

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QUESTION: Thank you very much Steve for your quick response.
Where would I be able to purchase the 3rd Clock Movement spring (that's one in the middle)? This middle one the Clock Movement spring, is it a mainspring or is it a suspension spring?  Thank you if you can give me a little more guidance.  

Frank Lu

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The mainspring in the center is for the time train and is available from the suppliers previously mentioned. They'll need the measurements, length, width & thickness. Please note that I don't advise mainspring replacement without the proper equipment such as a mainspring winder. Mainsprings contain considerable potential energy even when unwound in the barrel and can cause injury when not handled correctly.

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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: http://www.arlingtonclockrepair.com/

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Clock repairman in the north Texas area for 35 years. Certification as a Clockmaker through the AWCI since 1986.

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I was featured in an article by the Watch&Clock Review regarding my restoration of a tower clock for the Wise County courthouse in Decatur, Tx.

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Certification as a clockmaker with the American Watchmakers/Clockmakers Institute since 1986.

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General public,Six Flags Over Texas,Collin County,Tx.,Wise County,Tx.,Rapides Bank,Rapides Parrish,La.

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