Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'spares'.
Found 3 results
Clasp required for a Junghans watch strap
Swissmade posted a topic in Watch Repairs Help & AdviceI am after a clasp for an old digital junghans watch, I wasn't sure if this forum permits these requests? I did check the forum rules and it makes no mention of it only about selling. Can one of the more seasoned members help before I post the request? Thanks
ETA 963.125, Fake Rolex - Replacement or repair
Ullas posted a topic in Watch Repairs Help & AdviceHi all, this is my first post here. I repair watches as a hobby, and usually work on my own watches. This particular watch, along with two others, were give to a friend of mine, by his father, about three days before he passed away recently. The three watches, hence have an emotional value to my friend, and so, I wanted to get them going again. I fixed the QMax (Replaced battery), Titan (PCB and Coil, new battery, glass), and am working on this Rolex now. Almost all Indicators of a genuine Rolex that I have read of online, are absent, hence making me believe its most definitely a fake. i.e. No serial number or any stamping anywhere on case, no Logo on crown, Dial looks as if its been lacquered, bad finish, bracelet, and most importantly, no markings on the movement, and the movement was not used on any Rolex to my knowledge. Please enlighten me on this, if I am wrong. The issue I have now, is that, on the movement, there were no markings whatsoever, of the make or model. There were only serial numbers that read as "34B - 963125". After searching a lot, I realized, its an ETA 963.125, and photos on the internet matched with the movement I have. No marking of ETA on the movement (a fake again?). Its in a pretty rough shape, with the quartz oscillator (forgive my lack of knowledge of its correct name, as mechanics call it a "condenser" here), fallen apart. I did a preliminary search with the mechanics and spares shop here, and they all said its very old and parts are not available. Only one said, he will get me a scrap movement, but I am a bit doubtful. I was able to get a service manual for ETA 963.124 online. My question now is, is it possible to get these spares, or the whole movement anywhere in Bangalore, India? (my place), or is it possible to replace the whole movement with a different one, with the day and date windows matching with the dial? Or is it possible to reuse the same day and date rings on a different movement? Can anyone advice me on this? TIA. Pictures attached, forgive the lower quality, problem with my mobile cam.
steveorval posted a topic in Chat About Watches & The Industry Herehi guys, i am in the process of organising my spare movements into a workable index, fed up with knowing i have a part but where is it, by the time its found would have been quicker to order it, so this is the filing systemi have also set up a web site but i am unsure about this sites rules so i won't list it here you may have to p.m. me. i'm sure someone will let me know. another reason for this is that when i first started on the watch repair road although only about 4 years ago was that if i needed a part to fix a £2 watch was say £5 plus the p&p of say £4 this seemed very costly for a hobby and not know very much this may or may not even get the watch running so wouldn't it be nice to be able to get bits cheaper.this is how i would like it to be for members of this site, all parts are £1 except mainsprings £2 and balance £3 the postage will be at about cost so uk could be second class post but even for a heap of bits will only be 70p, i would even prefer to have a fair exchange of a spare movement of yours that i haven't got this will increase the stock pool for all members to dip into. at the moment i have 75 movements listed from 20 manufacturers and i add to this almost every day. please give me your thoughts on this