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Re: Calendar 415CA second hand & month disc [message #4660 is a reply to message #3496] Sun, 30 November 2014 19:19 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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mikey wrote on Sat, 05 April 2014 03:21
Kind of yes. I wondered that, if the barrels were the same diameter, was it possible to remove the hand from an existing seconds hand unit and transplant it onto the long barrel.

I received the parts that Kastner was so kind to donate and found the time last weekend to work on the second hand. Unfortunately Kaster had an incomplete second hand, missing its post. Nothing to loose, so I tried what was suggested here already and removed the post from the original hand and fitted it to Kastner's hand.

As the new hand apparently separated from its post without damaging it, I first tried to pull off the old hand. No movement at all, so I went for more a drastic approach and sanded down the flanged edge of the post until I could remove the old hand.

The remaining stub was long enough to hold the new hand and required just a few light taps to fit. Just to be sure, I put a tiny drop of super glue on the back side to secure the hand, but don't think it was necessary. Don't know what will happen if I ever try to remove the hand again Rolling Eyes

Below some pictures and the final result including Kastner's new month disc. The dial is a redial by Int. Dial, which is one of the lesser results of the redials they have done for me. I rejected the result twice and even at their 3rd attempt they got the date numbers 8-23 upside down. I gave up... The photo is a bit overexposed, but the final result when sitting in its case is pretty good.

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