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Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6224] Tue, 10 November 2015 01:29 Go to next message
mikey
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hi there

I'm looking for a set of Leaf, Moon or Baton style hands, gilt would probably look best but any colour will work, for a 179 movement. I need just minute hand if anyone has them in gilt Leaf (i have a matching gilt leaf hour hand) or a complete set (hour & minute) in anything else will work. I tried finding hole or length sizing in the Gruen Watch Reference Repairers manual without any success (I did find a good description of parts on page 98) but the hour hand that i do have is 7 mm in length.

PM me if you can assist?

Cheers!
mike


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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6226 is a reply to message #6224] Tue, 10 November 2015 02:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Do you have calipers to measure the hour wheel and cannon pinion? And/or a hand gauge to measure the hole in the hour hand you have? I'll pull hands from a 179 and let you know what they read or measure a movement or two. Having the hour hand length is quite helpful.
Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6228 is a reply to message #6226] Tue, 10 November 2015 03:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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Mikey, If you don't have one of these let me know. I see them all the time, free, free and free shipping.Smile

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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6229 is a reply to message #6228] Tue, 10 November 2015 03:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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hi Mike

According to my digital caliper the hour hand wheel is 1.35mm dia and the minute hand is .70 diameter/

Gary,

No i dont have one of those tools and it does look quite handy. Smile

mike


Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6230 is a reply to message #6229] Tue, 10 November 2015 04:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
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mikey wrote on Tue, 10 November 2015 03:53

Gary,

No i dont have one of those tools and it does look quite handy. Smile

mike

OK I'll get one out to you.
Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6232 is a reply to message #6230] Tue, 10 November 2015 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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GaryM wrote on Mon, 09 November 2015 23:12
mikey wrote on Tue, 10 November 2015 03:53

Gary,

No i dont have one of those tools and it does look quite handy. Smile

mike

OK I'll get one out to you.



Gary, your generosity is amazing as always. Thank you!

mike


Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6313 is a reply to message #6232] Fri, 27 November 2015 01:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
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Gary is a good man!


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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6314 is a reply to message #6313] Fri, 27 November 2015 03:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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Timeticker wrote on Thu, 26 November 2015 20:21
Gary is a good man!


One of the best! Smile


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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6323 is a reply to message #6314] Sun, 06 December 2015 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Ran across a baggie today in my parts (and which I had forgotten about). There is a pair of 179 hands for a rectangle dial. Attached image sucks but you get the idea on the size.
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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6324 is a reply to message #6323] Mon, 07 December 2015 01:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
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Are they uhhh for sale by chance?

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Re: Hands needed for a 179 movement [message #6325 is a reply to message #6324] Mon, 07 December 2015 03:39 Go to previous message
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Send me a PM with your address.

I'm sure you'll like the price. Shocked


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