Vintage Gruen
The forum for Gruen watch enthusiasts

Home » General Talk, Buying and Selling » For Sale/Wanted » WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4
WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8739] Tue, 30 January 2018 05:25 Go to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Anyone have one?

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

[Updated on: Tue, 30 January 2018 05:26]

Report message to a moderator

Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8740 is a reply to message #8739] Tue, 30 January 2018 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
Messages: 192
Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
Gruen Guildsman
I do indeed have one. Need anything else from the parts box?

Send me a PM with your address please.

index.php?t=getfile&id=3620&private=0
  • Attachment: V4 parts.jpg
    (Size: 772.06KB, Downloaded 109 times)
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8741 is a reply to message #8740] Wed, 31 January 2018 02:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
WOW! That is a vintage parts set.

PM coming your way.

THANKYOU!


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: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8772 is a reply to message #8741] Sat, 10 February 2018 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 501
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Master
Hmmmm, I may have that same box! I sold JackW one of those a few
years ago.


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

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8773 is a reply to message #8772] Sat, 10 February 2018 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Timeticker wrote on Sat, 10 February 2018 02:36
Hmmmm, I may have that same box! I sold JackW one of those a few
years ago.
You did? Wonder what I did with it. It isn't every day that a V4 in on the bench in my house.


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: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8782 is a reply to message #8773] Mon, 12 February 2018 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 501
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Master
Sold it to you for $25.00

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

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8795 is a reply to message #8782] Tue, 13 February 2018 00:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
Messages: 192
Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
Gruen Guildsman
Did the stem fit ok Jack?
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8797 is a reply to message #8782] Tue, 13 February 2018 01:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Timeticker wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 21:21
Sold it to you for $25.00
I think I'd remember paying that much.

kastner wrote on Tue, 13 February 2018 00:43
Did the stem fit ok Jack?
Actually... ah, no. These apparently come in a positive and negative set flavor.
index.php?t=getfile&id=3660&private=0

If you'd like me to return it, let me know.
  • Attachment: V4 stems.JPG
    (Size: 203.90KB, Downloaded 51 times)


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: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8799 is a reply to message #8797] Tue, 13 February 2018 12:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
Messages: 192
Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
Gruen Guildsman
How disappointing. I'm on a trip but when I get home I'll check the bottle to see if there were any other stems. No need to return that one.
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8821 is a reply to message #8799] Fri, 16 February 2018 02:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 501
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Master
I'll look in my final box, too

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

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8823 is a reply to message #8821] Fri, 16 February 2018 18:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Tomas and Jason,

Thank you for the offers. But don't worry about it....

Now I'm going tell you about a noob-level mistake in diagnosing an issue. Think it boils down to not working on enough pocket watches.

See the bend in the stem in that photo above? I thought that was the issue... but it isn't. That is a feature, not a flaw. The stem is two parts and that pivots. It was rusty and wasn't pivoting. I did not realize this until I pulled out the stem to replace it with the one from Jason. Cleaning the existing stem and improving the depth of the stem sleeve solved the winding issue as to why is was skipping. The second thing on this was that I needed to tighten the canon pinon too. That I did today. Soooooo..... I figure my story will help others.

Thanks again!


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: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8824 is a reply to message #8821] Fri, 16 February 2018 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
Messages: 192
Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
Gruen Guildsman
No luck, sorry Jack.
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8828 is a reply to message #8824] Mon, 19 February 2018 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Timeticker is currently offline  Timeticker
Messages: 501
Registered: June 2013
Location: Somewhere in the world
Gruen Master
Great story............been there done that! So, I had the same stem Jason did. Sorry, but glad you got that fixed!

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

Love them anyway.
A "Paradoxical Commandment"
Re: WTB/WFT - winding stem for a V4 [message #8831 is a reply to message #8828] Mon, 19 February 2018 15:56 Go to previous message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1247
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Learning.... that is what I'm doing still.



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
Previous Topic: For Sale: ~1930-1940 Gruen SemiThin 15j 14k gold filled pocket watch
Next Topic: Need parts for 816/817ss
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Tue Feb 20 01:26:37 UTC 2018

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.01635 seconds