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    I was wondering if anyone had in mind someone that could tackle this project. It needs new lugs and the balance staff is broken and maybe other unknowns. The movement is Lugrin Lemania monopoussoire and of course parts for this movement are hard to come by so I think the staff will have to be made.
    Best be in Canada or USA. Thanks.



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    Not on your doorstep unfortunately but in the event you draw a blank - http://www.roberthoran.eu/
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    Thanks Stuart, unfortunately they never answered my email I sent a few weeks back.
    Have you done business with them?

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    No, not any business but I have spoken with Robert on a couple of occasions.
    He always struck me as an extremely efficient guy and I must admit i'm surprised you didn't receive a reply ?
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    perhaps the email went into the spam folder; I would try again..

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    I have never used them but found this on the net
    http://www.watchrepair.cc/watchcases.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    perhaps the email went into the spam folder; I would try again..
    Indeed - Rob has done quite a lot of stuff for me and has always been great.

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    wow not cheap either.

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    Adam at Watch case works, has done great work for me in the past
    http://www.watchcaseworks.co.uk/

    Love the watch by the way.

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    Thanks for your suggestions guys.
    Reflecting on shipping the watch overseas.
    Closer to home would be nice.
    River Rat, your link is interesting.

    The lugs are not really a problem.
    With some instructions, I can have a local laser welder that can probably do the job.

    My half retired local watchmaker can probably do the job on the movement but I have to convince him.
    Not sure he is interested in making a staff from scratch. That's why I'm looking for someone that can modify a staff or make one and is comfortable working these old rare movements.
    Thanks again for your advice.
    I'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotswatch View Post
    Thanks for your suggestions guys.
    Reflecting on shipping the watch overseas.
    Closer to home would be nice.
    River Rat, your link is interesting.

    The lugs are not really a problem.
    With some instructions, I can have a local laser welder that can probably do the job.

    My half retired local watchmaker can probably do the job on the movement but I have to convince him.
    Not sure he is interested in making a staff from scratch. That's why I'm looking for someone that can modify a staff or make one and is comfortable working these old rare movements.
    Thanks again for your advice.
    I'll keep you posted.
    You might try Steve Cotton in YVR..MPPm (Micro Precision Parts Manufacturing).. Steve is Rolex trained and holds an account..

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    Lambstew,thanks for this link. Wow, what a great bunch of resources.
    I'm a lucking bastard, a movement for parts was just put on Ebay.
    From what I can see, it seem to be the same movement as mine. It's mentionned that the balance is good.
    It's paid and on its way. That should make the project easier to realize.

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    Try giving Shane Ede a call in Toronto and see if he might be interested in tackling this one.
    Thank you kindly.

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    Thanks, Shane seems to know his job. Have you needed his services?


    Quote Originally Posted by What Does Your Watch Say? View Post
    Try giving Shane Ede a call in Toronto and see if he might be interested in tackling this one.

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    I love watches of this era. Beautiful chronographs with enamel dials like Longines and Zenith. Looking forwards to seeing your watch completed.

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