How I repair a broken mainspring barrel, Elgin National Watch Co.


Pocket watch did not run because part of mainspring barrel stuck up and hit the balance arm preventing it from moving. A portion of the thin rim of barrel cracked and broke free. I soldered it back into position. Elgin National Watch Co., G. M., Wheeler, open face, 18 size, full plate, gilt, 13 jewels. Installed NOS mainspring since original broke when I removed it from the barrel.
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This video performed by an amateur. Do not attempt at home. No watches were harmed in the making of this video. For entertainment only.