Broken Mainspring – this one is really gone!

An old pocket watch comes in for a routine service. I discover it requires a new mainspring as it is “winding forever”. Upon opening the barrel I come across this:

Broken MainspringIncredible isn’t it? The mainspring is broken or shattered into many parts. Usually a mainspring will have one or two breaks, but this one is seriously gone! I have not seen anything so bad 😉

Broken Mainspring


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