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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    The movement is marked, "Elinvar." So would a Hamilton 992E balance be an appropriate replacement? It sounds a bit more hopeful to find one of those.
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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    Thanks, Jim - Serial number is 5448461 - "Illinois Watch" so Hamilton, if I'm correct. I am FAR from an expert - Two watchmakers say the balance looks like it had a hammer taken to it, staff has been filed to a sharp point, has a very weak hairspring, and although not a big deal is missing two...
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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    Need complete balance for an otherwise nice watch. Thanks!

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