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Can you use a movement with a date ring at 3 o'clock on a 6 o'clock ?

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Hello all.

I have been preoccupied with family matters (both parents have passed away in the last 19 months). 

I now have more time to repair timepieces.

I need to replace an ETA 956.114-2H-D6  but these seem to be rather difficult to find in a new format.

The suppliers have the 956.112 with date at 6 that is compatible, but I would like to stick with the .114 if possible.

I have found a few with the date at 3.

Does that make any difference ?

Is the mechanism designed in such a way that the date change has to be at 6 for a movement with a date at 6 ?

This is the 114 with date at 3

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This is the 112 with date at 6

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8 hours ago, Melt said:

You can swap the date wheel from the old movement. 

That's very smart !

"direction that the numbers were printed on the wheel."

So that's the difference, always nice to get the answers from the PROS.  

Many thanks  Gpsluvr & Melt

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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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Many thanks GleaveandCoLuke !

On 1/7/2019 at 8:49 AM, GleaveandCoLuke said:

 The movement will be old and the oil likely to be gummed up.  

That's exactly what happened the movement just froze up !! 

I am unable to set the watch forward or backward. 

I think I will have to go with the new movement, it will be easier

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On 1/7/2019 at 8:49 AM, GleaveandCoLuke said:

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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what book is this?

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