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Quadron Hands [message #1617] Thu, 26 September 2013 21:10 Go to next message
slinfiniti is currently offline  slinfiniti
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Raleigh NC
Gruen Apprentice
Okay, here is my official notice as a beggar. I have been collecting for a few years now. Occasionally I run across an issue in finding parts. One of the inherent problems is collection watches that were made a lifetime ago is parts. That problem can be fun as you track down parts to complete your long awaited treasure that you have carefully reconstructed from the depths of watch hell! That is the reward part.

As TF Hodge so aptly stated "To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles."

Issue I) I just got off the phone with Kirk Dial about my salmon / copper dial that I sent them for restoration because ID had a difficult time refinishing it correctly. In fairness to the ID, the dial had a slight bit a damage. Well, it does not sound good. (See the copper dial pictured). Please keep your eyes and ears open for a new dial. The conversation did not go well this morning, my dial is two weeks overdue past their second ship date and I still do not have my dial. He did not sound encouraging. It was an empty conversation as he stated that they are having problems. Thank god it was not a family member! Perhaps I am paranoid?


Issue II) I have been seeking hands for my new watch, well, as simple as they may sound, it has been trying at times. As I am not a watch repair business, I have looked and looked for these hands. I have used Cary's picture to properly show the hands that I need. I need white ones. But, I feel like Wile E Coyote, (I bet some of you did not know that is how you spell it) I will never see the conquest!


What is left for me to do? I thought about a sandwich board and I walk down the street, "Will wash and wax cars for watch parts' I can not do that, my city requires a permit!
I could have a bake sale? Nope, need a banquet permit for that too!

So I am left with you, not a bad neighborhood to get lost in. Help a guy out who wants his pride and joy fixed. Besides, I am driving my wife crazy and the garage is not heated or air conditioned!

Patience is a virtue that I am learning. It was not one of my strengths as a child, a lot of time outs!

I hope this made someone smile, it was cathartic for me.

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Re: Quadron Hands [message #1674 is a reply to message #1617] Sun, 29 September 2013 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Habitant is currently offline  Habitant
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Registered: June 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Gruen Apprentice
I would suggest looking through the parts lists at DashTo ( or possibly ScotchWatch ( There is also a site you can post a request like this, Vintage Parts Search (

Hope this helps.
Re: Quadron Hands [message #1676 is a reply to message #1674] Sun, 29 September 2013 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Paris, Ontario
Gruen Master
Yes, i did smile at your plea. I wish i could help you out but alas i cannot.

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Quadron Hands [message #1680 is a reply to message #1676] Sun, 29 September 2013 16:31 Go to previous message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
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General pain in the rear
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Will the hands from a 157 fit the 117/119?

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Newton
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