Help find a case for movement (what size on my measurement?)

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  1. Siyuan Gu

    Siyuan Gu Registered User
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    Dear all, I would love to find a case for a movement with its dial.
    I think obtainable American pocket watch standard size case is the best suit for this project (I live in US).

    With careful measurement (see attached drawing), I found the dial is 45mm and movement caliber at 44.4mm.
    Dial thickness is 1.9mm and total thickness with dial+caliber =9.2mm

    What size, such as 16, 18s etc. is the best hope to host this movement? I will likely look for one on ebay then.
    If you have a case or display case which can fit the movement, appreciate that you message me.
    Thank you very much for help! Best regards,

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  2. Siyuan Gu

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    By the way, the movement is a key winding with bridges. Yet the key point is to find something to protect dust and moisture and easy to carry.
    It is okay if the case has stem or not. It is okay that the lid has no key hole.
    Thanks
     
  3. luvsthetick

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    Based on your stated measurements your movement should fit a 18 size case. 18 size movements measures 44.8 mm with allowance for the dial.

    I would find an inexpensive KWKS case on ebay and see if you are satisfied with the fit. You could upgrade the case later if desired.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Siyuan Gu

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  5. Les harland

    Les harland Registered User

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    Keep an eye on Ebay and any other auction sites you know
    If you are looking for a silver case you will have an advantage over "scrappers" as you will not need to sell what you buy to make a profit
     
  6. NC Plumber

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    Daveswatchparts.com has a nice 18s key wind coin silver case up for sale.
     
  7. topspin

    topspin Registered User

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    A photo (front and back) would be useful.
    Yes, in principle from those measurements it ought to be an 18s.
    Broken 18s keywinds in sturdy silver cases are still plentiful & affordable over here.
     
  8. Siyuan Gu

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    Hi, thank you to you all :)
    And thanks to @NC Plumber I learnt where to find a bulleye glass of a particular size, instead of shopping several with size that I don't need.
     

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