Hermle Ships Bell Movements 132-071SE or -071SSE, can they be converted to a 132-071 SG?

Uhralt

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My sister in law sent me her Royal Mariner clock with a Hermle 132-072SG movement for repair. The movement is quite worn and rather complex, so it would be a major undertaking to fully restore it. Maybe a replacement is a better option. I see that Butterworth carries two similar movements, the 132-071SE and the 132-071SSE.

The main difference I can see is that the SG movement has a large brass bell that is hit by the hammer from the inside. The SE model has a smaller bell that is hit from the outside.

My question is, Is it possible to swap the hammer assembly from the old movement to the new one? And can the bridge, that carries the large bell. be mounted to the SE movement?

Has anybody tried this?

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MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

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The simple solution is to order the Schwartz conversion 132-071S SE. it comes with the proper bell, dial, and hands. It is possible,but frustrating to try and swap the parts over.
 

Uhralt

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The simple solution is to order the Schwartz conversion 132-071S SE. it comes with the proper bell, dial, and hands. It is possible,but frustrating to try and swap the parts over.
Thank you Mark!

Uhralt
 

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