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Stadium Hands [message #6772] Sat, 30 April 2016 14:38 Go to next message
redcow is currently offline  redcow
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I need three hands for this Gruen Stadium (Strap 205/206). Can anyone help? I have a reasonable hour hand but the minute hand disintegrated when I tried to remove it. Embarrassed
Thanks in advance from new member.index.php?t=getfile&id=2804&private=0
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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6773 is a reply to message #6772] Sat, 30 April 2016 19:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi

Welcome to the forum! Hope that one of the members can help you out.

If you are willing, please go over to the intro section and introduce yourself. Always nice to meet and get to know another aficionado of Gruen's.


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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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6774 is a reply to message #6773] Sat, 30 April 2016 21:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome aboard! When you have a moment, please pop the back off the watch and add a photo of the movement and the inside of the case back?

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6775 is a reply to message #6774] Sun, 01 May 2016 04:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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index.php?t=getfile&id=2805&private=0Thanks for your reply. I picked this watch up maybe 30 years ago at a flea market, I think, mainly because it was dedicated to a guy with the same name as my dad.
I tossed it into a box and there it sat until a few weeks ago when a friend was coming over to Vietnam to visit and I asked her to bring the watch over as I have a renewed
interest in vintage watches. It winds and runs but is obviously dry and needs a service. Here are the back and movement shots as requested.
Thanks!index.php?t=getfile&id=2806&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=2807&private=0
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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6776 is a reply to message #6775] Sun, 01 May 2016 15:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The 705 will be fairly easy to get hands/parts for. I've got some spares but unfortunately all of my watch parts are packed away for my pending house move...

So are my Gruen books so i can't look up an identity for this watch. Sad


Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6777 is a reply to message #6776] Sun, 01 May 2016 15:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mikey wrote on Sun, 01 May 2016 15:01
So are my Gruen books so i can't look up an identity for this watch. Sad

Gruen Stadium Mikey.
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6823 is a reply to message #6777] Sat, 07 May 2016 15:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sooo...ummm...any help with the hands guys? Confused
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6829 is a reply to message #6823] Sun, 08 May 2016 19:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do you have the sizes from the cannon pinon?

Thees are the hands I have but the radium has taken it's effect. I think you could easily get replacement hands from Jules Borel.
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If anything find some old hands that will work, sent them to me and I can re coat them with the real deal.
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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6832 is a reply to message #6829] Sun, 08 May 2016 20:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary,

You are starting to scare me!!!! Lol!


People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6847 is a reply to message #6832] Thu, 12 May 2016 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM: Haha, the last thing I need is more radioactivity in my system! Unfortunately, I do not have a tool to measure the cannon pinion, which I assume is the shaft that the hands fit onto? However, I do have one existing hand that I suppose could be measured. Still leaves the sub-second shaft size.
I looked at the Jules Borel site and found it impossible to navigate but I will give it another look. Clicking on "hands" shows no hands, as it were. Thanks for your suggestions, I'll
keep looking.

Re: Stadium Hands [message #6856 is a reply to message #6847] Fri, 13 May 2016 00:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can measure my cal 705 and let you all know... The main question is how long... That doesn't need a precision caliper but a measure to the millimeter aught to work.

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
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6858 is a reply to message #6856] Fri, 13 May 2016 01:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can also try Cas-Ker Watch. They stock a ton of things, and you can send in the movement, they can ID the movement, and probably get you some hands. Also, If I knew the length of hands as Master Jack has pointed out, then I could have helped. The number at Cas-Ker is 800-487-0408. Great Company!!! Goodluck!

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6859 is a reply to message #6829] Fri, 13 May 2016 01:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Gary,


Where did you get that package of Illume?


People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6860 is a reply to message #6859] Fri, 13 May 2016 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Timeticker wrote on Fri, 13 May 2016 01:43
Hey Gary,


Where did you get that package of Illume?


I'm betting it fell off a truck on the way to a high-level radiation disposal facility.


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
Re: Stadium Hands [message #6861 is a reply to message #6860] Fri, 13 May 2016 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Fri, 13 May 2016 02:16
Timeticker wrote on Fri, 13 May 2016 01:43
Hey Gary,


Where did you get that package of Illume?


I'm betting it fell off a truck on the way to a high-level radiation disposal facility.

There was this parts table at the regional that was in the middle of everything. They had a ton of everything imaginable in parts... I stopped by several times while selling tickets, to scavenge through it was like seven 11 "Too Much Good Stuff". I saw the radium hands and some packages that had the fontainmelon hands, good ole factory "T". Near the end of closing I went back and said I'll take the assortment of raduim hands, how much? Take them he said and lume them with this stuff. ;-)

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Re: Stadium Hands [message #6863 is a reply to message #6861] Fri, 13 May 2016 15:57 Go to previous message
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Aha! those are the best finds forever! I have a Geiger counter if you need one? Seriously!!!! It sits in my office at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Juts let me know.....Lol!

People you thought were your best friends will stab you in the back to your face!

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
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