Clock Mainspring Damage
When a clock mainspring breaks the impact can cause damage to the movement. This damage would be within the parts of the gear train itself.
It is possible that the pivots that go into the outer plates or the arbors have bent. So it is best to check the clock movement's condition before ordering a clock mainspring.
What to check
When a mainspring breaks, the barrel and the next wheel up gets the most impact and is where most of the damage occurs. If there is damage to the movement that is, sometimes there is no damage at all.
Then the next thing to do is to check the arbor on the next wheel up since it gets bent often when the mainspring breaks.
Get a new movement instead
Of course, a movement that is 25-30 years old has lived its life. Subsequently, a new movement would be the best thing at this point because of the cost and time it would take to make it right.
If you would like to explore the new movement option rather than replacing the mainspring, please provide the movement numbers off of the back plate of the movement itself and email this information to us.
However, there is another option. If you send the clock mainspring barrel to us we will swap it out with the correct new mainspring for a fee.
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