Waltham M-1872 movement

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  1. sandlapper

    sandlapper Registered User

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    Gentlemen, What type of case did these models (16s M-1872) come in originally, and will the case interchange with a M-1888 16s movement? If not what size case can be adapted to work? Thanks Sandlapper
     
  2. topspin

    topspin Registered User

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    It can be done to get an 1872 to fit into a case from which you have ejected an 1888, but only with the aid of some, er, "engineering". So, if you're good at metalwork then you stand a chance. Otherwise, you're stuck with an orphan, which you will probably have to just enjoy for what it is.
     
  3. sandlapper

    sandlapper Registered User

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. ben_hutcherson

    ben_hutcherson Registered User
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    For a lot of reasons, shoe horning a '72 into an '88 case is a bad idea.

    If you keep your eyes open, 72 cases do occasionally become available. With that said, unless it's a fairly high grade movement, it's usually not an economical swap.
     
  5. Bila

    Bila Registered User
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    Forget about trying that change, Model 1872 movement are thicker and will not fit as they protrude out through the back and you will not be able to close the curvette.
     

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