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420 Import Pan American [message #7404] Tue, 08 November 2016 18:53 Go to next message
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index.php?t=getfile&id=3059&private=0Hello Gruenites,


Looking for a baton style Gruen radium hand for my import. I stuck a generic one on this, but this does not look to good. See picture attached


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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7405 is a reply to message #7404] Wed, 09 November 2016 00:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let me dawn my radiation suit and check in my woodshed. I have several dozen packs of radium hands but I think most are for the early 20's. Doesn't hurt to check, see how many dead mice are lying about.
Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7406 is a reply to message #7405] Wed, 09 November 2016 15:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ha ha! Ok, Gary...sounds good!

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7411 is a reply to message #7406] Fri, 11 November 2016 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rats! My packages have no modern baton hands, mostly spades, clubs and diamonds. Where are the hearts?

I forgot I had a variety pack of various used hands. There are batons hands among the others but they look pretty small. I'll dig around.

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7412 is a reply to message #7411] Fri, 11 November 2016 04:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I got one for Tomas. Just waiting to hear back if the one I have is the right length.

But Gary, I think you might be able to help me out with that collection. I need some hands for a Tavannes trench watch. Got the cathedral style in there?


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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7413 is a reply to message #7412] Fri, 11 November 2016 18:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Should have said something about those hands there Jack. I have a Tyvannes trench encased in solid silver. I "might" have some if Gary does not. I'll have to check!

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7414 is a reply to message #7413] Fri, 11 November 2016 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jack,

This is what I have in the cathedral realm . Some are heavily rusted.
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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7438 is a reply to message #7414] Wed, 16 November 2016 04:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'll need to measure the pipe on the minute wheel and the canon pinion

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7446 is a reply to message #7438] Wed, 16 November 2016 20:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jack,

I'm not at home to measure what I have, but if the length is right, then of course, you can always broach the inside to specs. Of course, you already know that. Also, send me measurements as well, and either myself or GaryM will be happy to help. GaryM, I forgot to tell you that Jack had sent one along. I don't know if it's home yet, as I work 100 miles form at home at Abderdeen Proving Grounds, but will let you know as soon as possible.


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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7462 is a reply to message #7446] Sat, 19 November 2016 03:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tomas's hand will go into the mail tomorrow. Wasn't able to escape work for anything other than walking the dog this week.

For the Tavannes... I measure 1.20mm on the hour wheel pipe and 0.90mm on the canon pinion for the minute hand. give or take 0.05mm


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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7610 is a reply to message #7462] Fri, 06 January 2017 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Any news on your hands?

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7611 is a reply to message #7610] Sat, 07 January 2017 03:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought I sent the hand to you. Didn't you get it?

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7612 is a reply to message #7611] Sat, 07 January 2017 13:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I mean the hands you needed? Of course I have the one you sent me and it is perfect! I cannot thank you enough!

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7613 is a reply to message #7612] Sun, 08 January 2017 03:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've had bigger fish to fry this past month; haven't put much thought to beyond finding the other missing parts for the watch. May need to replace the whole movement.

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7614 is a reply to message #7613] Mon, 09 January 2017 01:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What are you restoring?

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7627 is a reply to message #7614] Sun, 15 January 2017 20:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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not much presently... relatives in the house since Dec 22nd and then left for a weeks work in southern New Mexico.

Only Gruen is Fred's Nomad. The hands I asked you about are for a 15-jewel Tavannes marked sterling trench watch.


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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7628 is a reply to message #7627] Mon, 16 January 2017 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do you want me to send you what I have?

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7629 is a reply to message #7628] Mon, 16 January 2017 18:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hold off. I may luck out and get a replacement movement with the hands too.

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Re: 420 Import Pan American [message #7631 is a reply to message #7629] Mon, 16 January 2017 21:48 Go to previous message
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Ok, let me know. What Cal is that Tyvannes? I have a few floating around that could be of use to you.

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