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Hello, I have been watching your courses and videos. They are very informative.
I have watched your lesson about installing the balance wheel multiple times but can’t get the the small lug positioned correctly so that it operates the pallet fork.
Any suggestions are much appreciated. thanks , mike
PS: watch is an old Rodana movement that I got from a “free box” from a thrift store. Before I messed with it, it would run for a couple of minutes and then quit. It wasn’t very “gunky” inside but was very dry.
It is possible to locate the lower balance pivot into its pivot-hole and loosely rest the balance cock on the manipulate without fully seating it. You can then gently turn the balance and lift it so the impulse jewel passes the pallet fork on the opposite side. With careful attention, this is a safe way to install the balance but be very careful not to allow the balance cock to fall away from the movement whilst you do this.