Repair video - Elgin mainspring

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Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby Racer-X » October 2nd 2016, 10:55am

I really enjoy this guy's videos. He's very demure and honest about the fact he's not a watchmaker and doesn't know the terminology but figures his way through. He purposely titles his videos as 'How I fix a mainspring' as opposed to 'How to fix a mainspring' since some viewers have told him he's doing it wrong.

Here's his channel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzZCbiz-0dc[/youtube]
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby foghorn » October 2nd 2016, 2:08pm

Cool beans! Great channel-it'll keep me busy for awhile!
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby Tzimisces » October 2nd 2016, 2:11pm

foghorn wrote:Cool beans! Great channel-it'll keep me busy for awhile!

Yessir. More inspiration for learning how to successfully fiddle with some old pieces.
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby biglove » October 2nd 2016, 4:36pm

Like his style. Find his voice soothing and love the occasional "damnit!"
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby svaglic » October 2nd 2016, 7:48pm

I'm on my tablet, I clicked on your link and apparently touched the cast to TV button. Now I know how to watch youtube from my tablet to TV. I just opened up a whole new world for myself in youtube.
Definitely saved this guy's videos and will enjoy watching them later.
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby Racer-X » October 2nd 2016, 7:55pm

svaglic wrote:I'm on my tablet, I clicked on your link and apparently touched the cast to TV button. Now I know how to watch youtube from my tablet to TV. I just opened up a whole new world for myself in youtube.
Definitely saved this guy's videos and will enjoy watching them later.


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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby artman » October 2nd 2016, 11:10pm

Nice find. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby Racer-X » October 30th 2016, 1:11am

Newest upload, first five minutes are gold. Good pocket watch info.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BmLIjbZn-0[/youtube]
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Re: Repair video - Elgin mainspring

Postby Racer-X » January 8th 2017, 12:30am

Newest upload reassembling the above Elgin I believe. Not sure what is so cathartic about his videos.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-C6vt4wkhM[/youtube]
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