Re: Choosing a project watch
- From: "The Baron" <thebaron@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 03:44:08 GMT
They are not highly interchangeable. There were many models in each
size, each had a different staff etc. I believe that manufacturers made
more money selling parts than watches, at least to the government.
Of course there is no interchangeability between Waltham and Elgin.
I had a box full of NYS with broken staffs, none of my model available.
Parts like this can be made by a good mechanic, but it's often more than the
value of the watch.
"Paul Raposo" <paulmr_ca@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> The Baron wrote:
> > The Waltham's and the Elgin would be the easiest to find parts for,
> > it's buying another movement on ebay.
> I had considered that. If I can't find certain parts, couldn't I use
generic parts? I'm assuming here that some parts are