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Offline limpnoodle

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Zodiac Caliber 75 service
« on: July 30, 2020, 05:48:45 PM »
Hello all, I have been recently diving into the world of watch repair and have worked up to servicing my aerospace gmt. My question regards the going barrel. It is marked "do not open" and I am curious as to the best way to go about servicing the mainspring. Are they really good for a "lifetime" or should it be serviced. Ive read that its a pain to try and refit the barrel lid but if anyone has any info it would be a lot of help

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Re: Zodiac Caliber 75 service
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 10:32:36 AM »
I use someone for my restorations, but, they are not lifetime. 60 year old mainsprings just won't cut it.
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Re: Zodiac Caliber 75 service
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 11:09:08 AM »
Thanks for getting back to me butch. Have you had any luck disassembling and reassembling a "do not open" barrel?

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Re: Zodiac Caliber 75 service
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 12:26:46 PM »
Not at all, but with a lack of parts no idea what is left but to try it.
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Re: Zodiac Caliber 75 service
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:57:46 PM »
Thanks again for getting back to me. I think I'm going to just go ahead and try my luck with refitting the old barrel. I can't source a replacement so I don't want to push my luck

 

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