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Longines 6942 - need a stem!


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Hi all,

I recently picked up this Longines 6942 movement (its new project time), unfortunately without a stem. No problem, I thought, I'll pick up one of them nae bother....  However its proving a little tricker than i thought!

Can i pick up another caliber stem that will fit? Other members of the 69XX caliber range perhaps? Or does it have to specifically be a 6942 stem?

Thanks in advance.

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I switched the stem from a 6922 to a 6942 it fits like a glove, so my guess is tha all the following has the same stem.
6902
6912
6922
6942
6952
6972

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On 5/13/2020 at 10:34 PM, StuartBaker104 said:

Record 6113 is the same basic movement, but runs at a lower frequency.

John Senior (obsoletewatchandclockparts.com) has stems, so does eBay, but they aren’t cheap. Mitka has some for a better price here https://watchparts.org.uk/cgi-bin/watchparts

I have a Record 6113 that needs a case - have you found something that it fits in?

Hi there,

Thanks for the info. I havent started the search for a suitable case yet as id like to check the movement runs properly, hands set etc before spending the time. 

Matt

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If you want to build your own watch then this might frustrate you. Try spending a while looking for a case and you might find that to be a lot harder than finding a stem.

You might be better buying a more modern movement to fit the available cases.

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I think he has a lot of choises one would be buying a similar case, one that fitts. As a shoppinglist for a project like this I would begin with:

Stem
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-New-1-Pc-Longines-6952-401-Winding-Stem-Tija-de-Remontuar-Tige-401/274254310420?hash=item3fdad4ac14:g:t04AAOSw9J9ePawt

A 6952 Case will fit
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-WATCH-CASE-LONGINES-1559-1-6952-REPUESTOS/324163219916?hash=item4b79a231cc:g:6sEAAOSwFOZbGSd3

A 6922 Case will fit too
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Longines-6922-Case/153904064815?hash=item23d565a92f:g:EfsAAOSwJjtenc-h

Only thing is they are stamped with the caliber inside the caseback , but can be used until a 6942 case pops up, but he for sure can enjoy the watch until then..
 

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HSL - I thought you’d found me something interesting there... but then I went to look at the movement I have. Mine has a flat dial and these cases both really need a curved dial. Turns out it’s a 6123 as well, which is the date version.

I only bought mine to salvage the crown from it and it only cost £10, so I think I’ll put it back in the spares box!

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I have not worked at that record version of this movement I just play with Longines branded ones.

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As you see in the links there seems to be two different versions of the 6952 movement case in the first link is stamped 6952 but I actually think the back is correct while the case is for an domed 441 movement and dial. (These has different positions on the dial feet too and smaller)
The second link should a better case.
But one should always ask the seller which diameter of dial it takes before bying since there is smaller dial diameters too. But what I seen from Matts work I'm quite sure he knows about all these basics.

So when he asked about the stems I took a quick look at his Longines and didn't know if it has a flat or curved dial,  but I assumed by the picture it probably has a flat dial so out I went to the testpit.

The dials on all my 6942 are flat... the movement is not, but this is how they came (have a bunch of them).
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There is no surprice the 6952 is flat too.. Same size.
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So next we pop them into the case and they surprisingly fit the same ( No movementring or caseback was used for this quick test.thats why one see the small gap in the top) The case has a dome crystal.

6942 No Date.
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6952 With date.
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The holes of the stems alignes at approximately 2.5mm so the stem fitts through the tube.
So it seems atleast they tought of this at Longines.

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But it's always up to you to take a chance on the ebay of sharks ;)  Maybe it fitts maybe not.

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Thanks HSL, this has all been very helpful and inspired me to promote this movement from “spares box” to “project box”!

It will however never be a Longines watch so I don’t want to spend too much on it and just this week a similar complete Record watch sold for £50, so I will keep looking for cases. I’ve set up an eBay search to check for all of the equivalent Longines calibres and if I alter it to show completed listings then in the last month a suitable case sold for £20 and a stem for £2!

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Guess we will  be two keeping our eyes open after these Record labled ones, good tip I didn't think of ;)

I took a look in my "to fix box" and to my surprice I found a case of the first type with 6952 marking on it, obviously needs a new tube.

It will fit a 6952 with a curved dial unfortunately I only had dials for it to the 6942 to test with. 


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And it only take a dial up to a diameter of  29.5mm to 29.8mm. quite odd ones.

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