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Quadron 117 Hands [message #16180] Sun, 27 February 2022 11:55 Go to next message
slinfiniti is currently offline  slinfiniti
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I am seeking hands to complete this restoration. I believe the hands would of been yellow, perhaps called plume or dart if I recall correctly. I would appreciate your help
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16184 is a reply to message #16180] Mon, 28 February 2022 19:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can't help, but that's a stunning watch. If you can get a blue set, can ID plate them gold? I've had them plate yellow hands white with rhodium, but not sure what they can do with blued steel.
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16185 is a reply to message #16180] Tue, 01 March 2022 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a couple of these boxes and maybe they can help? What exactly are you looking for?

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Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16187 is a reply to message #16185] Tue, 01 March 2022 23:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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He's looking for 117 hands in Gilt. Unfortunately, they are hard to come by, since they predate most of the assortments. My assortment is missing them too.
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16188 is a reply to message #16187] Wed, 02 March 2022 04:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm looking The Watch Repairer's Reference and I think these hands are called Pax.
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16189 is a reply to message #16187] Wed, 02 March 2022 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thesnark17 wrote on Tue, 01 March 2022 17:22
He's looking for 117 hands in Gilt. Unfortunately, they are hard to come by, since they predate most of the assortments. My assortment is missing them too.
I've never seen them in an assortment. Although I do have Guild-era assortments of blue steel and luminous hands. I'd imagine there was a gilt one too, but I've never come across one. Any time I've needed gilt hands, I've just had to be on the lookout for a loose donor movement.
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16190 is a reply to message #16189] Wed, 02 March 2022 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gary
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I have... Laughing

The box weighs 50lbs no kidding!

I don't have the conversion chart and not sure if the watchmaker was shifting parts around in them. Most are the winding and setting bits. Not sure I want to give these up because I have a few quardons waiting in the wings myself. I'll search the rest and see if there are dups. The OP doesn't post much here so not sure he will be back.

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Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16192 is a reply to message #16190] Thu, 03 March 2022 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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I don't have any Quadrons waiting in the wings and also have a full 377 bottle. If OP wants them I'll be happy to give them up.
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16207 is a reply to message #16192] Sun, 06 March 2022 11:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thank everyone for the responses. This has been an ongoing project for about 6 months. The dial has raised gold numbers, I want to keep the restoration as close to original as possible. I have a collection of Quadrons, but none with the gilt hands. If the hands show I’ll fit, I am happy to pay for them. Thank you for all the help<. Message me

I’ll post pics when I am done. I have two other Quadrons in the pipeline almost completed, see pic



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Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16274 is a reply to message #16207] Fri, 18 March 2022 10:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timeliz
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Awesome watches! I've always wanted one of those. Good luck with the hands...hope they fit.

"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver
Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16305 is a reply to message #16274] Sat, 19 March 2022 21:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have another Gruen I just finished. I love the Art Deco influence


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Re: Quadron 117 Hands [message #16308 is a reply to message #16305] Sun, 20 March 2022 03:43 Go to previous message
Case is currently offline  Case
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Another beauty, already looking dressed for its 100 year birthday a few years from now. I am also a fan of this style. How did you relume it?
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