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WGF curvex 520 272 caseback and question [message #18987] Mon, 01 July 2024 21:34 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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A wild goose hunt, but you never know.  :d

This wgf curvex duchess is missing her back. I can give her a ygf one, but maybe someone has a loose case back for her?
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=11131&private=0

Then the question, what dial and hands could be correct. Have been looking for wgf examples, examples (right one is ygf) I found:
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=11132&private=0

It seems that ygf hands and blue hands could be both. The sadly non running options I have:
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=11133&private=0

And this is another case I have to fill:
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=11134&private=0

What do you think?

**You could ask, why are these cases empty. Yeah, bought a spares/to fix curvex lot and the seller lost some movements.  8o


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Re: WGF curvex 520 272 caseback and question [message #18988 is a reply to message #18987] Tue, 02 July 2024 16:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jenneke wrote on Mon, 01 July 2024 16:34
It seems that ygf hands and blue hands could be both.
As far as the hands go, I think it's simply gold hand go with dials with raised gold figures, and enamel dials get blue hands, regardless of case color. Seeing that Gruen was pretty liberal with offering different dial options for many models, my rule of thumb is just pick whichever one that appeals to you most. If it fits, it's correct in my mind.
Re: WGF curvex 520 272 caseback and question [message #18989 is a reply to message #18987] Tue, 02 July 2024 23:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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if you need hands, I have a range available for you.

According to Gruen's documents the hour and minute hand pipes are 0.45 and 0.90 mm which is the same size as the cal 210. If you know the size and style, I'll see what I have for you.


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Re: WGF curvex 520 272 caseback and question [message #18990 is a reply to message #18988] Wed, 03 July 2024 12:02 Go to previous message
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afire wrote on Tue, 02 July 2024 18:04
Jenneke wrote on Mon, 01 July 2024 16:34
It seems that ygf hands and blue hands could be both.
Seeing that Gruen was pretty liberal with offering different dial options for many models, my rule of thumb is just pick whichever one that appeals to you most.
Yes, it seems the middle is the “standard” dial in advertising. Looking through the masterbook, its also the one that keeps appearing. But yeah, that right one tickles my fancy.

Found an example too:
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=11135&private=0

The left one will go in the bag 263. That movement was in the lot and it could  be the original.

Which leads tot the missing minute hands.
JackW wrote on Wed, 03 July 2024 01:37
the hour and minute hand pipes are 0.45 and 0.90 mm which is the same size as the cal 210
Yup, I have been going to my stash movements and parts this weekend. Many 210 and family hands, but seems none are those stick blue type hands. I think they are called ”Baton”? How do I define the length? In my drawers are those hands bottles, but I dont understand how the 6mm sizing works. Could be someone put them just randomly in the bottles to confuse me. 😂
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