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need cal 870 part [message #4588] Sat, 15 November 2014 21:55 Go to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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The integrated detent lever/spring on my watch broke. Crying or Very Sad

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Anyone got a suggestion on where to get a replacement? I've got another complete 870 but it has the other style of setting bits.
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Re: need cal 870 part [message #4589 is a reply to message #4588] Sun, 16 November 2014 00:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have an 870 in my pocket watch but no spare parts. There is a detent lever/spring for the 870B on the Otto Frei site for sale. Not sure if its a match for your broken one though.

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4590 is a reply to message #4589] Sun, 16 November 2014 01:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is that your Out O' Doors/Paris Square you love to wear? I have balance staffs but no springs. We'll... I love wearing mine too and figure the balance staff will be the first to go.
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4592 is a reply to message #4590] Sun, 16 November 2014 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, Gary that is the one.

Mikey, I'll check out OF. Mine is the 'A' model however. Thanks.


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Re: need cal 870 part [message #4633 is a reply to message #4592] Thu, 27 November 2014 05:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm still on the hunt for this. Anyone?

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Re: need cal 870 part [message #4635 is a reply to message #4633] Thu, 27 November 2014 14:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've been looking thru every site i know of w/out any luck so far.

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4637 is a reply to message #4635] Thu, 27 November 2014 16:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess as amateur watch making goes we could try making one from scratch. That would surely top a balance replacement as far as difficulty goes. Else jimmy an extinction piece to the existing with a weld.

I'll keep looking here as well.
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4639 is a reply to message #4637] Thu, 27 November 2014 16:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can you narrow down the picture to just the broken part? Perhaps an unbroken picture of the part? I may have it. Is it the "setting Spring"?
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4640 is a reply to message #4639] Thu, 27 November 2014 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mike - I believe Jack is needing part 4525 detent spring from the 1921 standardized part list for the 870.
Re: need cal 870 part [message #4641 is a reply to message #4640] Thu, 27 November 2014 18:04 Go to previous message
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Yes, that is the one.
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