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GleaveandCoLuke

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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from MilTimeCan in Can you use a movement with a date ring at 3 o'clock on a 6 o'clock ?   
    Here is a guide I made.
    Firstly it looks like your old movement is 2 Hands, secondly your date disc looks damaged so I would reuse it.
    Secondly I would strongly recommend replacing it with a 956.112 rather than a 956.114.  956.112 is 95% the same, completely interchangeable, it is simply the updated version and therefore a better movement.
    If you had a power extension lead from 1990, you wouldn't replace it with a new old stock extension lead also from 1990.  The movement will be old and the oil likely to be gummed up.  The new version will be fresh and manufactured within the last year or two.  956.114 will be second hand and/or have been sitting in stock for 15-25+ years.
    Finally your movement is likely to be standard height unless the dial looks unusually thick so not need to worry about this.
     

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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from nad in Can you use a movement with a date ring at 3 o'clock on a 6 o'clock ?   
    Here is a guide I made.
    Firstly it looks like your old movement is 2 Hands, secondly your date disc looks damaged so I would reuse it.
    Secondly I would strongly recommend replacing it with a 956.112 rather than a 956.114.  956.112 is 95% the same, completely interchangeable, it is simply the updated version and therefore a better movement.
    If you had a power extension lead from 1990, you wouldn't replace it with a new old stock extension lead also from 1990.  The movement will be old and the oil likely to be gummed up.  The new version will be fresh and manufactured within the last year or two.  956.114 will be second hand and/or have been sitting in stock for 15-25+ years.
    Finally your movement is likely to be standard height unless the dial looks unusually thick so not need to worry about this.
     

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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from rogart63 in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    Follow these steps...
    Does it have a second hand...  Yes = 3 H = 3 Hands, No = 2H = 2 Hands
    Where is the date...   At 3 O'clock = 3D, at 6 O'clock = 6D
    Remove the old hour wheel and measure the height with a vernier gauge, if it is between 1.02 and 1.10 then it is normal Height.  Otherwise you will need a high or low version.
    75% of the time you will have the most popular version which it 955.412, 3H, 3D  (Normal height, not HT0 or HT3)
    So that is 955.412, 3 Hands with the Date at 3.  Suppliers all round the world will stock this version. 
     
    Simples :-)
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from noirrac1j in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    Follow these steps...
    Does it have a second hand...  Yes = 3 H = 3 Hands, No = 2H = 2 Hands
    Where is the date...   At 3 O'clock = 3D, at 6 O'clock = 6D
    Remove the old hour wheel and measure the height with a vernier gauge, if it is between 1.02 and 1.10 then it is normal Height.  Otherwise you will need a high or low version.
    75% of the time you will have the most popular version which it 955.412, 3H, 3D  (Normal height, not HT0 or HT3)
    So that is 955.412, 3 Hands with the Date at 3.  Suppliers all round the world will stock this version. 
     
    Simples :-)
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from rogart63 in 555.415 interchangeable?   
    The correct replacement for this is not 255.112.  This is the wrong diameter and thickness.
    555.415 = 955.412, 955.412 is the same movement essentially just a few updates over many years.
     
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from ro63rto in A spring bar or NOT a spring bar? (OASIS B270)   
    From experience I would say that this is 99% a non-telescopic spring bar.  See this picture. http://blog.esslinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/single-shoulder-spring-bar.png  Usually they are used in watches with holes drilled right through so they can be removed by pushing a pin in from the outside.  However some watchmakers like them as once they are in, they won't come out... unless they are ripped or cut out.  So the solution is to cut them out and replace with a normal spring bar.  I would say I have to cut these bars out for maybe 1 in every 50 straps I change, so the issue does come up.
     
    However you need to be sure.  Fixed bars would be very unusual on a watch of this style and age.  Does the bar twist?  If so then likely  spring bar.  But cut at your own risk as cutting bars on a case with fixed bars will screw up the case.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from anilv in ETA 2824-2 Stem Question   
    The twisted stem for ETA 2824 ( not ETA 2824-2 ) is obsolete and very hard to find.  We sold out many years ago.  A simple and cheap solution is to change the stem, winding pinion and clutch wheel, all to the 2824-2 parts. 
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from SSTEEL in 7753 2575 Date Jumper Spring   
    http://gleave.london/date-jumper-spring-eta-7753-2575/
    Have added it to our site.  In stock.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from Alaskamick in Obtaining a new movement   
    FE 6220 is a 2 Hand version.  FE 6230 is the 3 Hands version.  Obsolete and quite old technology so best to replace with Miyota 2035.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from Watchtime in Obtaining an Omega (or equiv.) square crystal   
    Only replying as this is a very rare part and will be near impossible to find elsewhere.  We have the Omega part, VP2075, measures 258.5mm square, curved along the edges, omega symbol in the middle.  £30 + post and vat.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from ro63rto in Obtaining an Omega (or equiv.) square crystal   
    We are listed on the suppliers section of this site.  From there best to phone.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from ro63rto in Obtaining an Omega (or equiv.) square crystal   
    Only replying as this is a very rare part and will be near impossible to find elsewhere.  We have the Omega part, VP2075, measures 258.5mm square, curved along the edges, omega symbol in the middle.  £30 + post and vat.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from Ishima in Might make you laugh but i need help identifying this somehow   
    I identify movements all day long.  It's a Miyota 1L12, Date at 3.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from dadistic in Might make you laugh but i need help identifying this somehow   
    I identify movements all day long.  It's a Miyota 1L12, Date at 3.
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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from Geo in as 1900 setting wheel   
    That wheel is not correct.  Not sure where that has come from.  See how it should look in the photo below.
     

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    GleaveandCoLuke got a reaction from Mark in Identifying Movement Type   
    Thank you Mark, I also made this document a couple of months back to help people identitfy quartz movements.  The most difficult arethe rondas (often on the black plastic or hidden deep in the middleof the movement.  Also miyotas based on the popular 2035 are sometimes not stamped.  These are 2035 or 2115 (Date version) 90% of the time but there are at least 20 movements based on the 2035!
     
    http://www.gleaveandco.com/fileuploader/download/download/?d=0&file=custom%2Fupload%2FFile-1390594830.pdf
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