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    Default Helpin' hands

    Good morning all,

    My brother is restoring a Smiths W 10 to its former glory...might be a present for me😍
    Now we are looking for a set of hands for this project; any suggestions where to look or maybe some concrete ideas?
    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Regards ,
    Marc

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    Try Ian Wilkinson. He's a member here and has NOS ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodabod View Post
    Try Ian Wilkinson. He's a member here and has NOS ones.
    Thank you very much! I'll contact him asap
    But I tried finding him ...He does have a different username, I guess?

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    Thanks; I sent a friend-request!

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    I think that a PM or email would be the better option; use the menu on the left hand side.

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    Also maybe John Senior at obsolete watch parts?

    Iiirc hands are easier to obtain than crowns, which seem to be a problem with these.

    Great watches, hope the project goes well.
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    Email sent,
    Incidentally if anyone else needs any smiths parts I have the following , all new old stock from a retired MOD watchmaker .
    I am not a watchmaker, just a collector and hoarder. The names of the parts have just been copied off the labels the parts were in, so if you need any puctures let me know.

    Kind regards,
    Ian

    Smiths w10
    Hour hand
    Minute hand
    Second hand
    Dust cover
    Winding buttons
    Winding stem
    Crown wheel
    Centre bridge
    C/s pinions
    Winding pinion
    Setting lever Spring
    Moveable stud
    Sleeve crown wheel
    Screw fiction Spring
    Transmission wheel
    Sliding pinion
    Dial screw
    Barrel arbar
    Stop lever
    Ratchet wheel
    Fourth wheel
    Pallets complete
    Friction Spring
    Setting lever
    Hour wheel
    Screw stop lever
    Third wheel
    Escape wheel
    Regulator
    Spring set hands lever
    Minute wheel
    Screw pallet cock
    Screw crown wheel
    Pallet staff
    Cannon pinion
    Screw setting lever
    Roller
    Barrel with cover
    Center wheel
    Click Spring
    Screw stud
    Bridge screw
    Pendant case
    Retaining plate
    Balance staff
    Screw centre bridge
    Screw setting lever Spring
    Case rubber seal

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    Good to know, thanks Ian.
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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