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Movements without Calibers?

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If you have a movement, several in my case, which do not have the caliber, is there anyway of knowing say for instance, a Broken Balance Shaft, which one to obtain? or another way of finding which caliber it is

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there are people who understand caliber and movement types, just post pics and ask, see and write if any marking on the movement, all details you can

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The shape of the Setting Lever Spring is like the watches " Fingerprint". The " Bestfit" catologues documents may of the old Calibres. By comparing your watch setting lever shape with pictures in the catologues, you can identify your watch. 

Flume3   Has pictures of many movement front plates. Which is yet another way to identify a movement, if it has no numbers engraved on the movement plates. Offering pictures of the back of a movement seldom assist with ID. 

Hope this helps.

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  can  anyone explain the measurement  "caliber"   when related to watches ?    it is not in my watch repair book.   vin

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Vinn Caliber is basically known as movement, which most use latter nowadays.

Just ordered a Best Fit book, old one goes upto 1959 but as most watches predate that ii have should help. Annoying as Shop is about 7 mile from me but i can not leave house. (: just have to wait.

 

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23 hours ago, vinn said:

  can  anyone explain the measurement  "caliber"   when related to watches ?    it is not in my watch repair book.   vin

Ancient French measurement dating to about 18c when they used inches. From Wiki....

The standardized conversion for a ligne is 2.2558291 mm (1 mm = 0.443296 ligne),

An excellent reference library for identifying calibres is Ranfft. Has pictures of upside and downside and stem and balance staff details.

Only problem is ideally you need an idea of what you are looking for or you are faced with searching through many hundreds of pages. If it's vintage look for the common ones first like AS, FHF etc.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk

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On 12/03/2019 at 14:47, stdape said:

Vinn Caliber is basically known as movement, which most use latter nowadays.

Just ordered a Best Fit book, old one goes upto 1959 but as most watches predate that ii have should help. Annoying as Shop is about 7 mile from me but i can not leave house. (: just have to wait.

 

Hate to say this now you've ordered it but Bestfit Part 1 and Part 2 are available online for free download. Should be able to find the link with a google search. I don't want to put the links up in public because they are privately owned.

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Ur kidding :taz: well i didnt pay for it, my mother did.  Will look online later. This ipad is crappp. Only £20 for book so not a lot lost. Usually i go free route, but must of been of my game :angry:

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Got book today also came with 3 supplements one 1976. I think i prefer having the book, easier to reference. 

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I agree with simon, the shape of the keyless is the ultimate ID.

Follow steps at  ranfft.com, to ID movements.

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