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    jdp020351
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    Hello Group:
    Just a thought about substituting parts, ie. balance springs or main springs. If an original part is not available, can you substitute a
    replacement part from another brand of watch.
    Are there reference books available that lists acceptable replacements?

    Thanks
    Jerry

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi Jerry,
    Yes, you can often interchange parts from other calibers. The books to use would be the Bestfit #111 part 1 & 2 catalogs. Reprints are available from some supply houses such as ofrei.com and twincity. They are a “Must Have” if you plan to work on mechanical wrist watches.
    Hope this helps Jerry

    Bob

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    jdp020351
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    Hello Bob,
    thanks for your reply.
    I will be sure to add these books to my library.

    Jerry

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi all,
    Just wanted to mention that McCaw at mccawcompany.com has a special going on right now for the MatSys Online material system -life time membership- and is also throwing in one set of BestFit books. Seems like a good deal.
    Bob

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