Longines mainspring barrel disassembly – stopworks

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    peterclare
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    Hello all, I am currently cleaning a Longines pocket watch that I picked recently but am having trouble with the mainspring barrel. Have tried tapping the arbor out but it doesn’t want to budge, and before I give it too big a whack would be interested if there are any tricks and/or tips.

    I don’t know much about Longines, but the movement is marked 19.21 (or could be 19.Z1).

    Anyway, any advice would be appreciated, and a few photos follow:

    Stopworks…

    Barrel with cross removed…

    Barrel top where I have tapping the arbor to try and get the plate to pop out…

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Peter in Oz

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    peterclare
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    Managed to solve this one.

    Gently levered off the stopwork tongue and then the barrel cover ans all is good.

    After looking at the innards it should have popped like my more usual Elgins but must have just been tight.

    Regards

    Peter

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    arutha
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    Well done for gtting the job done Peter. Its not always obvious how things come apart but it does give you a nice sense of achievment when you figure it out :)
    Paul.

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