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hamilton size 12 400 help

Post by doclane » September 25th 2017, 7:21pm

Hamilton size 12 21 jewel 400 movement does anyone got a stem and crown didn't think it would be so hard to find thy only made 2500 and this one is of the first few number 1088 with the serial starting at 1000 was told Illinois made the fist few because of the merge in 1929 does any one know if a Illinois 528 stem will work or part number help :scratch:
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 25th 2017, 8:51pm

Perhaps a stem from another movement, by the same manufacturer and of the same size would work. Or, you can look for a parts donor movement - which won't be easy, if (as you say) not a lot of them were made. Certainly easier than finding the stem alone. Aaaaand, with parts being obsolete, it never hurts to have a stash of one's own.
As a last resort, you can have a new one made, but it will be costly. And when I say "costly", I mean costly in the strongest meaning of this word.

By the way, did you check the movement in the Pocket Watch Database? Usually, there are two quantities given - one of a particular production run, and the other one's the total production of a movement.

Can't help you much with American pocket watches. American PWs are a bit of a terra incognita to me, mostly because I've never paid much attention to them. That may have something to do with the fact, that most American PW (and trench watch) fanboys that I've encountered couldn't see the world outside just that. Their masturbatory odes to various railroad grades and whatnot had me lose any interest in the topic, and so did their off-the-trolley allegations of these watches being superior to anything made elsewhere. Long story short, I'd rather get impaled on a cactus than join that club.
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Post by Wasp » September 26th 2017, 6:04am

doclane wrote:Hamilton size 12 21 jewel 400 movement does anyone got a stem and crown didn't think it would be so hard to find thy only made 2500 and this one is of the first few number 1088 with the serial starting at 1000 was told Illinois made the fist few because of the merge in 1929 does any one know if a Illinois 528 stem will work or part number help :scratch:


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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » September 27th 2017, 8:54am

Wasp wrote:
doclane wrote:Hamilton size 12 21 jewel 400 movement does anyone got a stem and crown didn't think it would be so hard to find thy only made 2500 and this one is of the first few number 1088 with the serial starting at 1000 was told Illinois made the fist few because of the merge in 1929 does any one know if a Illinois 528 stem will work or part number help :scratch:


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