Vintage Gruen
The forum for Gruen watch enthusiasts

Home » General Talk, Buying and Selling » For Sale/Wanted » Wanted - Caliber 870
Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #4992] Fri, 30 January 2015 16:25 Go to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
Messages: 587
Registered: May 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Gruen Master
I'm in need of a caliber 870, the 13 ligne Rebberg hunter movement. Good balance would be ideal, but I'll take what I can get. Sub-seconds would also be a plus, but again, I'm a beggar, not a chooser.

I believe there's also an open-face version (860?), which I would imagine would also work as a parts donor.

Thanks for your consideration!
Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #4994 is a reply to message #4992] Fri, 30 January 2015 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
Messages: 587
Registered: May 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Gruen Master
In case anybody has one of these in their junk bin but doesn't know what it is:
http://mccarthyorth.smugmug.com/Watches/Gruen-Strap-1/i-d6DZWcc/1/L/Strap%201-2-L.jpg
Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #4995 is a reply to message #4994] Fri, 30 January 2015 22:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey
Messages: 713
Registered: May 2013
Location: Paris, Ontario
Gruen Master
That's the same caliber Jack was looking for parts for earlier....

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #4996 is a reply to message #4995] Sat, 31 January 2015 00:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1225
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
Incidentally, a spare showed up for me today. Has the correct setting works for what I tried to make a replacement. Unfortunately, there is not a balance in it. Its also is a Rolex movement; I'm sure of this because the center wheel and the train bridge are set up for sweep seconds. I do have three other spares that I'll part out but not a whole one with a complete balance; sorry I'm being stingy with my one complete spare that is working. I want a round out-o-doors someday... If you can find a complete balance that needs restaffing I'll do that for you since you have a band I want. Very Happy

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: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #4998 is a reply to message #4996] Sat, 31 January 2015 00:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
Messages: 225
Registered: May 2013
Gruen Guildsman
I'll see what I have.
Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #5000 is a reply to message #4998] Sat, 31 January 2015 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
Messages: 1225
Registered: May 2013
Location: Denver
Gruen Authority
General pain in the rear
Site Admin
I looked at my spares again. I do have a second balance complete with a good hairspring but needs to be restaffed. Borel claims to have them in stock.

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: Sat, 31 January 2015 05:07]

Report message to a moderator

Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #5012 is a reply to message #5000] Mon, 02 February 2015 16:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
Messages: 587
Registered: May 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Gruen Master
Thanks Jack!
Re: Wanted - Caliber 870 [message #5013 is a reply to message #5012] Mon, 02 February 2015 16:57 Go to previous message
afire is currently offline  afire
Messages: 587
Registered: May 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Gruen Master
And Cary!
Previous Topic: WTB BOLO Triple braided leather band for The Hollywood
Next Topic: Wanted - Pink Gold Crown
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Wed Jan 17 14:54:25 UTC 2018

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.00872 seconds