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That was my thought as well as it only does it on a full wind and then stops after an hour or so. When I got over 30 hours from one wind that sounded suspicious as well. If it is too strong then I’m not sure what to replace it with as the one that I installed is the one called for by the Elgin documents. Do you pull it out and just saw it shorter? I’ve never cut spring steel and I’m thinking it might shatter on me. I have a pair of old mainspring punch pliers and I’ve experimented with punching new end holes on old mainsprings – they shatter just like glass. I guess you just anneal the end or something.