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Watch measurements Im doing a school project and need the measurements on a hand wound watch. Including the weight and length of the spring inside the watch, and the weight and diameter of the crown. Would anyone happen to know this stuff?

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When you contact Timex about the detailed answers you need, don't be afraid to tell them exactly what you need the information for. They are much more likely to do their best in getting you what you need if it is for a school project, rather than someone who is just "curious".

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The only person who is likely to know this sort of information is the maker.

Get in touch with Timex (the Timex web site is "timex.com". Look for their contact address.)

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