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    Default First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question.

    Would anyone know if the first wheel from any other Elgin movements fit an Elgin 739 movement? Thanks!...............................doc
    Exodus 31:6 "...and I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you."

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: doc_fields)

    Quote Originally Posted by doc_fields View Post
    Would anyone know if the first wheel from any other Elgin movements fit an Elgin 739 movement? Thanks!...............................doc
    739 isn't a US-built grade number, in fact it's not a grade number Elgin used prior to going out of business. Are you sure it says 739? Could you take a picture?

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: GeneJockey)

    My bad! It's actually a 719 movement, used in a watch with jump hours. Can't take a picture right now, hope this might help............................doc
    Exodus 31:6 "...and I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you."

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: doc_fields)

    I am not certain what you mean by First wheel, so below are the part interchangeability lists for Elgin Grade 719:

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: 18k BPH)

    If you mean CENTER Wheel, the only other Elgins that use the same Center Wheel assembly are the other Direct Reading Elgin grades, the 717 and 721.

    In Elgin parlance, 'Main Wheel' is what others call the Crown Wheel.

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: GeneJockey)

    I was taught that the "first wheel" is the mainspring barrel. The center wheel is the second wheel in the train.

    Tom

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    Default Re: First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question. (By: Tom Huber)

    Center wheel it is then. I need one. Message me if you have one available. Thanks to all who responded. ........................doc
    Exodus 31:6 "...and I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you."

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