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Caliber 210 - working [message #3171] Sat, 01 March 2014 16:05 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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To make this watch shine on my wrist, I need a working movement. Smile

I am looking for a caliber 210.


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Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3174 is a reply to message #3171] Sat, 01 March 2014 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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I've got lots of 210-211 parts but not a working movement... Sad

If originality isn't absolutely important, i believe i have a working 215 though & i think they are interchangeable.


Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.

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Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3176 is a reply to message #3174] Sat, 01 March 2014 20:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green is currently offline  Barney Green
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Wish I had enough working spare movements. But same as Mikey I have parts. Where is the problem of your movement?Most likely them movement can be repaired...

Bernd


Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3178 is a reply to message #3176] Sat, 01 March 2014 22:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Barney Green wrote on Sat, 01 March 2014 20:49
Wish I had enough working spare movements. But same as Mikey I have parts.

I'm in the same boat. I'll take a look through my junk yard, I might get lucky.
Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3179 is a reply to message #3176] Sat, 01 March 2014 22:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Where is the problem of your movement?

The balance wheel wobbles. That is all I know.

Most likely it can be repaired... for a big amount of money. I am not mastering the "find the problem and repair it" skills. Yet.

MikeyT, I will keep your option in mind!


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Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3180 is a reply to message #3179] Sun, 02 March 2014 01:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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I'm sure I can come up with 210 and 211's. I bought several once while working on a lady's sweep. Backstory.... I ended up repairing the staff on one, it was my first staffing job that worked! I have 2 pages in my notebook of "YOU DID IT!" along with the date from what I remember Smile

Let me get search through my stock but I'm about 99.999% sure I've got one. As far as interchangeability, the Repairer's Reference has the Balance Completes pulled out and put right at the front of the book, thinking that many times that is the repair. Page 26. I show that the 210, 211, and 212 all have a common balance complete.
Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3181 is a reply to message #3180] Sun, 02 March 2014 03:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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I have 3 210's sitting here and all with wobbly balances. Sad

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3187 is a reply to message #3181] Sun, 02 March 2014 23:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Well then, get started on restaffing those puppies! Have any staffs for the 210? If not, let me send you a couple first....

I am not trying to be mean, just pushy. Do you have a staking set? You have very little to lose trying it on one or two of your movements. I don't know where you are in the watch repair spectrum of desire and skill, but it's a growth opportunity as you're quite motivated.

Also, I did look and found a movement for you. So don't worry too much. Be honest about the gear and I will set you those staffs.




Oh, wait! I'm a moron. The movement isn't for you, right Mikey? It's for Jenneke. You're the helpful person, not the helpless ;-)
Helpless Jenneke, do you need full 210 movements or do you too have some to be repaired?
I like the watch, by the way.

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Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3189 is a reply to message #3187] Mon, 03 March 2014 01:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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Yes the movement is for Jenneke and no, restaffing is not a skill i have acquired to date & nor do i have a staking set. My full time job keeps getting in the way of spending time tearing apart watches...for now. When i retire in 5 yrs hopefully that situation will change.... Smile

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Caliber 210 - working [message #3197 is a reply to message #3189] Mon, 03 March 2014 21:04 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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it was my first staffing job that worked! I have 2 pages in my notebook of "YOU DID IT!" along with the date from what I remember

Great story! Was that your square nurse watch?

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My full time job keeps getting in the way of spending time tearing apart watches...for now.

That and my side activities stop me getting the repairing skills. I master the cal 640 taking apart part though. Except a mainspring screw, I will come back to that one someday. Very Happy

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Helpless Jenneke, do you need full 210 movements or do you too have some to be repaired?

I hope I will swap parts and fix my first movement before my retirement. 35 years left. For now I choose the 210 working movement. Embarrassed Mike, thanx, I will sent you a pm.


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