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  1. I appreciate the advice...but I'm unclear on a few points, or maybe I wasn't clear in my post? This movement is a 25j ETA 2824-2, not the 17j 2824. The entire shock absorber is missing, not just the jewel and spring. The part I purchased thru Star Time is (product code) ETA 2824.3024 "jeweled shock absorber for balance - Top" (See pic. 1) The gold balance arm (pic 1 in my OP), with the identical Inca "double cone" system, is from a spare 2824-2. Based on the pic and "...for economical caliburs" description, it's not a Novodiac. (See pic 2) it's an Incabloc double-cone system, or appears identical to it. (See pic 3) UNLESS... You are referring to the hole in the white balance arm, and it looks like a Novodiac absorber was there originally- I never saw it, was long gone before I opened it. Pic 4 is the hole in the balance arm, installed, when I realized the jewel housing/ shock absorber assembly was missing...before I stripped it down. Tried to get detail of the hole. Hope this makes things clearer? Thanks again, Chuck
  2. I appreciate the advice...but I'm unclear on a few points, or maybe I wasn't clear in my post? This movement is a 25j ETA 2824-2, not the 17j 2824. The entire shock absorber is missing, not just the jewel and spring. The part I purchased thru Star Time is (product code) ETA 2824.3024 "jeweled shock absorber for balance - Top" (See pic. 1) The gold balance arm (pic 1 in my OP), with the identical Inca "double cone" system, is from a spare 2824-2. Based on the pic and "...for economical caliburs" description, it's not a Novodiac. (See pic 2) it's an Incabloc double-cone system, or appears identical to it. (See pic 3) UNLESS... You are referring to the hole in the white balance arm, and it looks like a Novodiac absorber was there originally- I never saw it, was long gone before I opened it. Pic 4 is the hole in the balance arm, installed, when I realized the jewel housing/ shock absorber assembly was missing...before I stripped it down. Tried to get detail of the hole. Hope this makes things clearer? Thanks again, Chuck
  3. Hi all, I am resurrecting an old Zodiac diver with a 2824-2 in it. When I began stripping her down, I found the balance arm was missing the inca system altogether- looks like someone tried to adjust it at some point, don't know if that had anything to do with it- and it wasn't floating around anywhere inside the case. I was able to find a replacement, but unsure how to proceed. Scoured the net for info, but tech sheet was all I could find. Oiling and chasing cap stones is the extent of my expertise... I pulled another balance arm from a spare to check my overhaul, balance arbor intact, etc. and it works beautifully. The spare inca came in today, but before I waste time and $, any suggestions? 1) will this even work: Is there anything in the hole that looks broken? What made it fall out in the first place? 2) I assume it is friction-fit, but what is the correct orientation? The gold arm I used for reference, but the regulator on the white one is +++++. Needs to be centered back to neutral? 3) I assume removing the balance jewel before I put system back in the arm is a good idea? (Grin) 4) Do I need to disassemble the entire balance assembly, hairspring and all? 5) ok, I'm clueless here. Hope the magnified pics are enough to illustrate my dilemma. Much thanks in advance, Chuck
  4. Agreed! The dial is non-tangere. Been there before, never again.
  5. I will check Cousins...hadn't thought to go there yet. Thanks! Well, I think you may have answered the ownership question...I compared the watch repair notations in the caseback with grandpa's Hampden pocket watch, and looks like the same guy worked on both. So it could be pretty old. Not that this means anything, and hard to see in the pics, but the hands are actually blued steel.
  6. I discovered this little guy hiding beneath a drawer in my father's safe today, where he's been since...well, who knows, and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on it's age. I found one very similar to it after some searching (the net has little info on Cortebert) with same cal. ET. 926 movement and case with a 30xxx serial num. (Which the poster claims puts it production sometime during 1930-40s-?) Odd bit, though...the casebacks are identical, except this one reads "shock resist" where the other has "shock protected". Hmmm. An SOX/American import thing? And...he's not in good shape. The crystal is broken, dial not too bad..but the blance is shot for sure, and it seems the crown (stem?) Is jammed- Like into the case jammed. I haven't tried to pry it out or anything, but it's in there good. If this is pretty much an ETA 926, maybe there's hope for not breaking the bank to revive? Thoughts? Thanks guys.
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