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Bob Tascione

    Hi Steve,
    Knowing now that you’re not getting a complete wind, I would have to say the problem is either a slipping mainspring (not connected to arbor or barrel) or a broken one. Your barrel probably makes about one complete rotation every 6 hours or so. The small amount of power left in the spring after silpping could possibly be enough for half a turn or so of the barrel. That would be the 3 hours running time you’re getting out of it.
    Let us know what you find out Steve,