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    Mostly wristwatches and the occasional clock. Love a new challenge.

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  1. StuartBaker104

    More Links On Extendable Strap?

    Some of these can be adjusted by removing links, but not sure about this one. However, even if it is adjustable you will be hard pressed to find the right links. It is an aftermarket strap, not the original. These type of straps come up on ebay quite often, but much easier to buy a nice new leater strap...
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    Movement Identification

    Looks like. Landeron 48 to me. Can you see a makers mark and number under the rim of the balance? http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Landeron_48
  3. Lovely job Roland. You may have figured this out, but what you have there appears to be a Kasper cal 200 https://17jewels.info/movements-en/movements-k-en/movements-k-kasper-en/879-kasper-200-neu.html Amazingly, if you’d had any problems with any parts, then Cousins has a pretty good selection!! Hopefully you’ll find someone to appreciate it as it has many years life left!
  4. Very helpful MrRoundel. I’ve just acquired a Record 1955-2 which is equivalent to the C11KAS... and Longines 505 A more comprehensive Longines version of this document for the 501 to 503 (which is the non-quickset date version) can be bought on eBay as a pdf for about £10, but I figure this should be most of what I need Not stripped it down yet, but pretty sure I will be having to tighten the canon pinion, which from what I can tell is the offset variety. It doesn’t feel that loose, but it’s losing time although the timegrapher says all is good.
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    Smiths dashboard 8 day clock

    Not at home right now, but just came across a pic of mine
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    Smiths dashboard 8 day clock

    Post many pictures as you go please! I have one of those which my grandfather fitted into a piece of wood, and one day I will give it a service. I was told that the wood is an off-cut from the Queen Mary’s handrail when it was being refurbished. Sadly the silver has been removed from the dial of mine so I will need to replate that too. Many more jobs on the list before I get to that though... If you haven’t worked this bit out yet, the MA symbol on the dial stands for “Motor Accessories” as in Smiths Motor Accessories.
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    Smiths dashboard 8 day clock

    Post many pictures as you go please! I have one of those which my grandfather fitted into a piece of wood, and one day I will give it a service. I was told that the wood is an off-cut from the Queen Mary’s handrail when it was being refurbished. Sadly the silver has been removed from the dial of mine so I will need to replate that too. Many more jobs on the list before I get to that though... If you haven’t worked this bit out yet, the MA symbol on the dial stands for “Motor Accessories” as in Smiths Motor Accessories.
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    Longines

    I woke up this morning with an idea in my head for this... 1. Use a small amount of RTV silicone moulding rubber to create a mould from a good part of the wheel. 2. Drill a small hole a short way radially inwards from the damaged teeth, then join it to the damaged area with a slot that is smaller than the hole 3. Clean all the joining surfaces with IPA 4. Fit the mould around the damaged area and fill with epoxy resin. Warm the resin slighty with a hairdryer to help it flow. The hole drilled above will allow you to create a piece that will stay in place even if the bond between the epoxy and plastic isn’t brilliant. Might be worth a practice with an old brass wheel first
  9. If you are very careful you should be able to remove and replace the hands and dial without damaging the luminous paint. As you say the will both be very fragile. You can mix paint pigment with luminous paste to try and match the colour, but it rarely looks like these do now. Hopefully you will find that the original oil, whilst dried out and possibly hard to remove will have protected the running surfaces. Good luck, keep us posted! S
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    Advice on locating replacement Jewel for v61

    According to Jules Borel, there are 3 different balances you could have in a Landeron 248, but they also all appeared in Landeron 48s, so if you have the same jewel type in both I'm sure they would be interchangeable. http://cgi.julesborel.com/cgi-bin/matcgi2?ref=LAN_248 Always best to keep different questions in different threads, so if you want to go further with this, please start a new one
  11. Not sure why Y121 is shown there - its a completely different size and shape. With your new constraints, the best I think you’ll do is this https://www.somalcanada.com/product/1515~yr67-yr67.html YR67 is the crrent equivalent Seiko movement. It is only 3.05mm thick instead of 3.3, so you may have to pack it a little, but the diameter is the same and so are the hand sizes. I can’t tell if the dial feet will line up, but you will be able to tell from pictures on line. The stem size is tap 10. This will cost you very little to try and then you could resort to the ebay option if necessary.
  12. According to this http://www.labanda.com.au/catalogues/labanda-mc-web.pdf, the V531 movement was also sold under the name VP31 (probably for Pulsar). There is one of those on eBay in Spain, or also here http://www.smithsupplyhouse.com/vp31.html
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    Names of movement parts

    Sometimes when buying parts it is useful to know the names in other languages or to know the standard swiss part numbers which can be found here https://www.cousinsuk.com/document/category/factory-symbols-trade-marks-ebauches-swiss-part-numbers
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    Need a Pocketwatch with a broken staff

    This guy always seems to have loads https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/ramps333/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  15. Does indeed appear to be a 955.112. You can get the insulator here for £5 plus vat and postage https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/filter/eta-esa-movement-parts, or a complete movement is £43 if the damage has gone deeper. If you’ve never done a movement swap before, you may want to entrust that to a pro. Cousins also sells rodico for cleaning up the old movement.
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