First wheel for Elgin 739 movement question.

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  1. doc_fields

    doc_fields Registered User

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    Would anyone know if the first wheel from any other Elgin movements fit an Elgin 739 movement? Thanks!...............................doc
     
  2. GeneJockey

    GeneJockey Registered User

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    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?
     
  3. doc_fields

    doc_fields Registered User

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    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
     
  4. 18k BPH

    18k BPH Registered User

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    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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  5. GeneJockey

    GeneJockey Registered User

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    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.
     
  6. Tom Huber

    Tom Huber Registered User

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

    Tom
     
  7. doc_fields

    doc_fields Registered User

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    Center wheel it is then. I need one. Message me if you have one available. Thanks to all who responded. ........................doc
     
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