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Hello everyone

I'm currently stripping down a smiths astral calibre 94 wrist watch and have discovered that there doesn't appear to be a click. I thought this was the case as the Watch wasn't holding any wind before stripping it down. has anybody worked on this calibre before that knows of any parts available? Please see the photographs below.

Thank you.

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The click is Seiko like - see pic 

I don't believe your movement is cal 94 - I think those are batch numbers. It's probably a Cal  60564 - see pic here smiths-astral-national-17

A good source for Smiths parts is John Senior at  http://www.obsoletewatchandclockparts.com/

You could try https://www.smithswatches.com/  or look for a scrap movement on ebay.

If all else fails, it's probably easy enough to make one as it's just a flat bit of spring steel.. 

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for your help that is definitely the same calibre as mine. I have looked at those websites that you suggested but I haven't had any luck finding a replacement click. Is the click just an L shaped spring or is it similar to the ones found in the Smiths W10 watches (see below)? You mentioned the click is similar to those used in Seiko watches could these be used at a pinch?

All the best

Kieran

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That's what they look like.  Unlikely a Seiko one would fit.

Have a look here http://www.obsoletewatchandclockparts.com/Smiths-De-Luxe-and-Astral-Parts.htm - There's an Astral click spring listed.

John is very helpful and knows about Smiths parts - I suggest you send him an email and ask if the click spring will fit.

Also see here https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/smiths-generic-parts

 

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