I am new to this community and mechanical watches in general, so I am here to learn and make great relationships with likeminded individuals! I will probably have many questions in the future, but for now I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
Hello. Dear watchmakers.
I have a very old timepiece from Rolex that I am about to work on..
From googling, I found out that this is called "trench watch" that might had been used during WWI or any other war in that era ( 1910~1920)
However, I could not figure out the reference no. of the movement. All I know about the movement is that it is 29mm in diameter and has 15 jewels.
I am actually looking for a replacement movement for this watch since the mainspring must be replaced due to damage.
Plus, I am also looking for the rachet wheel with "Rolex" engraved to replace the existing one.
I have found similar movements on the web(the third photo added) but click part was not the same.
I wonder if the one with different type of click would have parts that are replaceable.
To sum up, my questions are
1) the reference of the movement.
2) how I can get parts or the whole movement for replacement
3) does a movement with different click type would be suitable for replacement.
Thanks and I wish you a great day.
Why my rolex precision 6466 stops when crown screw down..
But it runs again when crown not screw down or in manual wind position?
It stops when the crown enter too deep inside the movement..
You know, thinking better I recommend against trying to push from the outside in any case. Good rule is having things leaving the way they went in. One could even consider getting a tool for that
I still think my workspace is a mess, but that’s me. Thanks for the hat comment. A gift from my dad 25 years ago as I do play the blues. I’ll wear a different hat next time. Again, thanks for the comment and please stay safe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Make sure you fit the correct minute recording runner, there are two different one for the 48 series movements, 30 minutes, Pt. No. 8020, which would suite your dial and Pt. No. 8040, which is the 45 minute version, which I had to get when my Jaquet Droz chronograph was restored....