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Smudgy

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You may be able to find the parts, but it will take some effort and probably be rather expensive. That's most likely why the watchmakers didn't want to put the time in for it, they would only be losing money on their regular work. I don't really do much with Swiss watches, and none with Patek Phillip, so I won't be able to give you much direction for the search. The first thing you will need to do is figure out which caliber the watch is (the model). You can probably post to the European and Other Pocket Watches board to get it identified. Post good clear pictures of the back of the movement and the front with the dial removed (especially the winding mechanism). Also include any writing or symbols you can find on the movement. Then wait to see if anyone can identify it.

Once it is identified go to the Watch Repair board and at the top are two stickies, one labelled Watch Parts Wanted that you can post a request for parts in, the other is labelled Parts Sources and lists many places that sell watch parts. Browsing those sites and calling the businesses may locate the parts.

You may also want to talk to the first watchmaker you took the watch to and find out if he noticed any other parts missing or damaged that would need to be replaced.

Good luck, I hope you have success in this endeavor.
 
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Looking to see if there are any solid stems out there for a Bulova 10BZAC. I have a 2 part stem and crown for this bulova automatic but am looking for a solid stem and crown that would work. Can anyone help?
 

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Looking for a case for my 1950s vintage Omega Seamaster calibre 355 movement. This is one of the "bumper" automatics of the era, and it equipped with a calendar. Would prefer gold filled or gold shell over stainless steel, or since beggars can't be choosers, even stainless steel would do!
 

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Looking for an escape wheel for a Bulova 12EBAD. Parts suppliers say discontinued so I am asking for help with locating one.
 

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Looking for a case for my 1950s vintage Omega Seamaster calibre 355 movement. This is one of the "bumper" automatics of the era, and it equipped with a calendar. Would prefer gold filled or gold shell over stainless steel, or since beggars can't be choosers, even stainless steel would do!


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Jewel for Waltham Model 1908

I'm after a replacement jewel for the (top) third wheel of a Waltham Model 1908 P.S.Bartlett 20185813. The Waltham part is 4914.

Also I've been buying movements and cases separately - where are all the case screws, as movements rarely come with them?
Anyone know of good sources ?
Thanks
Mike
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Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel

I am looking for a 4th wheel for a Model 1870 Crescent St. Have put this on the parts wanted section twice with no success, it keeps putting in the watch repair section. Anyone out there have one of these?
 

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I am looking for the Mainspring for an Illinois 12S 23J Pocket Watch. Grade 410 Model 5, S/N 3742366. I searched and came back with a couple numbers. I don't know which one is correct for this particular watch.

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I am looking for a 4th wheel for a Model 1870 Crescent St. Have put this on the parts wanted section twice with no success, it keeps putting in the watch repair section. Anyone out there have one of these?
richiec,
Does it have the same measurements as the one Jay is looking for?

Does it have a part # ?

Thanks,

PS, I cleaned out some older request, so if your is gone please relist it. We try to keep this thread mangeable
 

Jay Fortner

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel

Looks like yours is for a hunt case,seconds bit pivot opposite the pinion. I'm just wondering if there is any interchangeability with other 18s models.
Cas-Ker has an assortment of Waltham 18s pinions but I hate to drop the dime and still not have the correct part.
 

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel (Re: richiec)

I have one from a Mod 57 that is correct except the wheel dia is 12.4mm, but the lenght is OK at 7.7 and the small pinion part is 2.46. It has 8 leaves. If you can remove the gear and replace with yours it should work.
 

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel (Re: richiec)

Don't think it will work, Jim. I have an eye on an 1870 movement that needs work for the donor part. The movement will be about the same as repivoting the old one. I never realized that the 1870 was such a low production piece.
 

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel (Re: richiec)

Don't think it will work, Jim. I have an eye on an 1870 movement that needs work for the donor part. The movement will be about the same as repivoting the old one. I never realized that the 1870 was such a low production piece.
Why won't it work if you swap wheels? All the other measurements are the same.
 

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel (Re: richiec)

I have looked at all of my extra 57, 83, 77 and 79 wheels, none match this one and as the production of the 1870 was low, I have my eye on a donor movement but it is pricey, about the same price as repivoting this wheel.
 

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I have looked at all of my extra 57, 83, 77 and 79 wheels, none match this one and as the production of the 1870 was low, I have my eye on a donor movement but it is pricey, about the same price as repivoting this wheel.
By your responces, I will assume that you don't have the original wheel with a broken pivot? But your illustration shows the wheel?

Can you remove it? If so, You can solve your request by restaking it to a Model 57 pinion shaft, which has the same measurements.
 

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Re: Waltham 1870 Crescent St 4th wheel (Re: richiec)

Not even close, Jim, the pinion shaft on the 1857 is .82 mm while the 1870 pinion shaft is .76 mm, will not go through the wheel without major modifications, also the 1857 pinion gear has 8 leaves while the 1870 has 10 leaves. So much for that idea.
 

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I am looking for a couple things.
1. Parts manual/list for Hamilton 12s 922. are there any in the wilds of cyberspace? Or will I have to purchase one, and if so where?
2. I am looking for case screws for the above. Should I just buy one of the assortments of case/watch screws from that "auction" site and hope for the best? Or should I just bide my time hoping one magically appears?
Thanks,
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You could look for a reprint of the E&J Swigart Co. 1952 "Illustrated Manual of American Watch Movements" on Ebay. It covers many different manufacturers and is a great help. The case screw part number is 1354 in case you run into someone who has some. Unfortunately I got rid of all of my Hamilton watches.
 
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sderek

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Need a Seiko 6138(-0049) pusher. Pushers from a 6139 case will not work.

Anyone have one they can spare?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I have a request. Is there someone out there that can help me with a replacement dial for my 18 size Elgin.

I need a double sunk "boxcar" type dial for my Elgin Father Time pocket watch.

Can anyone help me?

This is the sad dial on my watch now:

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Thanks!!

Mike

OK, BTW, I have several nice Elgin dials that we might work into a trade / purchase.

:D
 

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Mikey, These model 8, DS Arabic dials are not readily available in nice condition. I have seen them at NAWCC regionals in nice shape and the asking price is usually $100+. So, if you want a really good one, expect to pay for it. I'm sure the dial condition is why you got it cheap.

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Thanks for the reply Tom.
I haven't been able to find one anywhere for any price so I figured they must be scarce.
I may just "leave it be".

Mike
 

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I have found a jewel so this post can be deleted.
 

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Gentlefolk: Need winding racks for a Movado Ermeto in silver inner case 29x35mm. This is the intermediate size between Baby and Pullman and houses the 150MN movement. Thanks, John J. Weigel
 

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Re: Watch Parts Wanted - Hamilton 2987 Sweep Second Pinion

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a sweep second pinion for a 6/0 sized Hamilton 2987. This military variant of the 987S has an 18th jewel to support the sweep second pinion so the pinion is a little different than the 987S.

It doesn't appear in the parts catalogs so I don't even know the part number.
 

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Thanks Jim... Larry is great and a fantastic resource but his specialty doesn't extend into the wrist watch sizes unfortunately.

There are some familiar places on the list too but many I haven't tried yet. So at least I have more places to call. \

It's hard to believe that there aren't part numbers for this movement.
 

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Dan,
Hamilton made up a Military manual for all of the Military grades and the NAWCC Libary has CD for loan with all of this information. They have part#'s for what it's worth because they are not regular Hamilton Part numbers. I have a PFD file on it and will try to attach it.
 

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Re: Watch Parts Wanted - Hamilton 2987 Sweep Second Pinion

Hi!!! I'm in need of a Hamilton 16s grade 950 pallet fork. Or one that would match - I heard 992 used the same one, but I'm not sure, of course...
 

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Hi!!! I'm in need of a Hamilton 16s grade 950 pallet fork. Or one that would match - I heard 992 used the same one, but I'm not sure, of course...
There are 7 pallet forks in the Material catalog for 16s watches.

They list 2 for 21-23 Jewel watches a 1 piece & and a 2 piece fork.
 

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There are 7 pallet forks in the Material catalog for 16s watches.

They list 2 for 21-23 Jewel watches a 1 piece & and a 2 piece fork.
I have no idea - the fork is missing. Still - a 992 fork for a reasonable price would be apreciated, I'll take the risk. Do you think a 992B fork was the same, or did they change the escapement design:???:
 

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pmwas,
The fork for a 992B-950B are different from the non "B" series, so it will not work.

You can take a gamble on a 992 fork.

What is the serial # of your 950 ?
 

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Re: Watch Parts Wanted - Hamilton 2987 Sweep Second Pinion

Hi Jim, would you happen to have similar info on Elgins?
 

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Re: Watch Parts Wanted - Hamilton 2987 Sweep Second Pinion

Dan,
Hamilton made up a Military manual for all of the Military grades and the NAWCC Libary has CD for loan with all of this information. They have part#'s for what it's worth because they are not regular Hamilton Part numbers. I have a PFD file on it and will try to attach it.
That's a very interesting PDF Jim, thanks for sharing it. It looks like it's a summary of all of the individual orders for 2987-based watches to the variety of Navy and Marine locations. But I don't see any part numbers for the various parts.

Have you see part numbers for the 2987?
 

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Hello all.

I'm looking for setting springs for a Hampden 302. Both the dial side spring and the movement side spring are broken so I need both springs or a donor watch with springs intact.

I'll make them if I can't find them but would rather save the time on this job.
 

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Re: Watch Parts Wanted - Hamilton 2987 Sweep Second Pinion

That's a very interesting PDF Jim, thanks for sharing it. It looks like it's a summary of all of the individual orders for 2987-based watches to the variety of Navy and Marine locations. But I don't see any part numbers for the various parts.

Have you see part numbers for the 2987?
Yes, I thought the part # specs were in the the file, in fact, they are but the file doesn't load correctly . You can get a CD with all the info from the NAWCC Libarary
 
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