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Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8109] Mon, 22 May 2017 01:29 Go to next message
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WTB a good running 406c or 406. If ya got one, and want to sell it, please let me know! Ah, just need the movement.

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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8113 is a reply to message #8109] Tue, 23 May 2017 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A 406c... really? Pictures 'cause I don't think there is such a thing.

I may have a 406; certainly a 405 and almost all parts will interchange between the two (escape wheel and associated jewels don't). What are you up to?


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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8118 is a reply to message #8113] Wed, 24 May 2017 16:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This must be an oddball then. I had a really bad rustic movement, that belong to a customer, but I snapped the staff

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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8120 is a reply to message #8118] Thu, 25 May 2017 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm probably blind, and imagined I saw a "C". I'm at my duty station and won't be able to check for sure until I get home

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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8121 is a reply to message #8120] Thu, 25 May 2017 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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btw... I've got a 406, but if you want it clean and running (has a bad staff) I'd say $90... but then I'm doing your job for you. Or... you can buy one from the swamp and send to me for staffing if you are still having issues doing that work. You would need to clean it first and then the staffing is $30.

There is this one...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gruen-406-40s-Vintage-10-5x11-5L-15j -Movement-Art-Deco-2-Tone-Dial-Parts-Repairs-/112108978308?h ash=item1a1a374084:g:43gAAOSw9NdXv1Sz

Let me know.



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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8122 is a reply to message #8121] Fri, 26 May 2017 23:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As long as this stupid thumb does not respond, then I will always have issues staffing. I found one for 19.00 on the swamp, and I hope its running. The seller did not know, and judging on the condition in the photo, I'd say there is a good chance that its running....I hope

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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8123 is a reply to message #8113] Fri, 26 May 2017 23:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Tue, 23 May 2017 16:26
A 406c... really? Pictures 'cause I don't think there is such a thing.

I may have a 406; certainly a 405 and almost all parts will interchange between the two (escape wheel and associated jewels don't). What are you up to?
Basically I got so focused on the rusted stem and clutch assembly, that I did what to most is a cardinal sin! I forgot to remove the balance assembly...........completely, but I got that stem out and removed all the rust. Still, I snapped the staff, and then got sick about it! I haven't busted a stem in a very, very long time. (at least one that I will admit to) Lol!!!!


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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8125 is a reply to message #8123] Sun, 28 May 2017 03:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We all make mistakes from time to time. I botched a staffing not just once but twice. 3rd time was the charm....

Hope the movement you get works out.


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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8129 is a reply to message #8125] Wed, 31 May 2017 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well...............the movement was not only a bust, but missing hairspring as well. Gotta keep looking.

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Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8157 is a reply to message #8129] Wed, 14 June 2017 02:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tomas,

I have two spare 406 movements, both with good balances. Yours if you want one. I'll be in touch.

Cary
Re: Gruen Cal 406 or 406c [message #8161 is a reply to message #8157] Wed, 14 June 2017 18:19 Go to previous message
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Howdy Cary,

Yep, I still need a 406, and actually both if possible. I have the one I broke for a customer, and one I want to restore. Drop me line.

Kind Regards,
Tomas


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