Repo Swinger.

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  1. amzgraz

    amzgraz Registered User

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    Purchased a Junghans, elephant, swinger. Note: one of the three identifying words is a lie. I am sure that it is an elephant and it swings......... Yeah its a da_m knockoff. It has a few problems eg: bent jewel bridge male screw, questionable casting, doesn't hang vertical and is missing the minute hand. Nerer the less I shall prevail. My question is how/where can I get a minute hand and how does it fit its shaft. In the meantime, I am sanding and filling minor flaws in the ellie and will soon stasrt on the swinger itself.
    thanks in advance..(this does help, doesn't it??
    amzgraz

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  2. shutterbug

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    Do you have the minute arbor? I don't see it in your pic's. The minute hand attaches to it, so we need a pic of the end to advise on a hand.
     
  3. amzgraz

    amzgraz Registered User

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    didn't think of that...........Here are a few pictures of tear down. A better close-up will have to wait until Wed, as I forgot and left the cast body at my clock class. thanks.

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    Does that center arbor extend beyond the hour cannon when you put it on? I'm beginning to think that center arbor has been broken off. If it does extend beyond the cannon, give us a close up of the end of it.
     
  5. amzgraz

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    Hi: I believe that I have purchased a "pig in a poke" After retrieving the casting from my class, I positioned all of the five train gears (including the escape wheel). There is continuity of meshing gears from #1 through the escape wheel. Upon observarion, there is no continuity/connection from #1, drive gear and the minute shaft (See picture #3). I am thinging there should be a pressed gear on this shaft to mesh with #1 gear. Picture #2 shows the face side of the movement and a gear that is pressed on the time adjusting shaft which is train gear #2 . Pic. #1 portrays what was present on the face side when I pulled the dial. There is absolutely no coupling/connection of the two extant gears and neither meshes with the tiny minute shaft gear (blue line). As ignorance prevails, I need assistance. Possibly a pics of a correctly assembled mech.
    BTW it looks as a minute hand shaft extends beyoud the hour gear and will accomodatee a possibly a push-on type minute hand.
    thanks
    amzgraz NOT today.

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  6. tom427cid

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    There is a vacant post between the center shaft and the wheel with the red arrow in pic 2 it is for an idler. They fall off easily and get lost. DAMHIKT
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