Spare parts for pocket watches

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Spare parts for pocket watches

New postby Charlief7 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:27 am

OK here,s a newbie question I have collected some watches from turn of the century 1900 mostly in silver and most seem to have Swiss movements. The question is how do I look for parts do I need exactly the same make and model of movement or is there interchangeability as a lot of the movements were made for more than one watch maker.
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Re: Spare parts for pocket watches

New postby veritas » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:38 am

Good question Andrew, its usually not a easy task unless you have the calibre and other information to hunt for parts.
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Re: Spare parts for pocket watches

New postby Marty101 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:06 pm

Charlie,I can only speak for American pocket watches-if you have any of those,you can certainly get parts or data on where to get them here. What do you have? Like Kevin suggested,giving the make and model,serial number of movement etc. is all important. Pictures say it all,and they are always best. Interchangeability didn't happen until later and was very limited anyway,so I wouldn't count on that. There are men who sell parts,and some supply houses left I think,and there is always scavenging old junker movements for parts.
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Re: Spare parts for pocket watches

New postby Charlief7 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:10 am

Here is a J.W Benson watch I have it runs , but a new dial would be good.Is another watch by the same maker likely to produce spares.This is also a test to post photo,s it has only taken about two hours to get this one posted.

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Re: Spare parts for pocket watches

New postby Glyn Meredith » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:33 pm

Thanks for posting the pic, Andrew. Two hours is about right for a newbie. If you keep at it, you'll be posting pics in a flash!

Please could you post pics inline - it looks neater. Just place your cursor in the required place in your message and click the "Inline" box next to each pic that you have uploaded.
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