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Repair/Parts for Elgin Bombadier Stop-watch?

Thomas Seth

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Well, I think that's what it is. One local and one online repair shop said simply "no parts."

Watch winds and when stem is depressed, there is a continuous "whirring" sound. Crystal and second hand are missing. Smaller minute hand does not move. A second press of the stem does not stop the movement, but a third press does.

Can anyone tell me what this timepiece is and for what and when it might have been used? Is repair feasible? Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
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Type A-8
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER. NO. AF-44-27375
MFRS. PART NO. 1778
CONT. NO. WH-107AC-58C
ELGIN
 

glenhead

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Yup, that's an Elgin "Jitterbug", and it sounds like yours works. There are tons of links about it if you google it. Parts movements are somewhat(?) available. I may have found hands for them before, but don't quote me, and obviously they just take a pocket watch crystal of the correct size. They're danged interesting devices to work on and are a heckuva good way to learn about the whole balance-wheel-versus-hairspring interaction. I have three? four? of them. If you need someone to work on it, send me a PM.

Glen
 

Thomas Seth

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Bila,

Quite so. Whoever dropped this watch and destroyed the crystal also took out the second hand and the post on which it was mounted.
 

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