Longines 280.443 setting lever wanted

gmorse

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Hi Mike,

I think you'll have a long search since nobody seems to stock them; the cal. 280 setting levers seem to be prone to snapping at the nib, and having just found two movements with the same problem, I've recently finished making one with its screw! As they have a boss round the threaded hole, they're rather awkward to make.

Regards,

Graham
 

blue92

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How about a pic of the watch, dial off, setting mechanism, so maybe someone could find something close from another watch brand.
 

walthambarmy

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Hi Mike,

I think you'll have a long search since nobody seems to stock them; the cal. 280 setting levers seem to be prone to snapping at the nib, and having just found two movements with the same problem, I've recently finished making one with its screw! As they have a boss round the threaded hole, they're rather awkward to make.

Regards,

Graham
Wow! That takes some skill. You have my applause.
Mike
 

gmorse

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Hi Mike,

Glad you didn't have to resort to making one!

It's a very nice movement, albeit with a slightly unconventional layout.

Regards,

Graham
 

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