Step 13 Assembling the balance, cont.

It is time now to check the balance's amplitude. A timing machine or rate recorder would be the tool to do it. To do it manually, turn the balance wheel with a pegwood until the pallet drops into the escape wheel (entry). Once the pallet stone entered, stop turning and release the balance wheel. The watch should continue to run. Check the same with the other pallet stone.

Now the watch is basically reassembled, all that is missing is the automatic module and the calendar mechanism.

But the real hard part was just about to begin ...

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