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Stephen MUC

Another vintage SUMMIT, requiring TLC

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To the Admin; not sure if this would be better in the Watchmaking and Repairs section. If so, feel free to move it.

My Dad dug out this old Summit Automatic which belonged to my Grandfather. I know it's not worth anything in financial terms, but I'd like to get it restored as much as possible, for sentimental reasons. The movement (AS 1700) is fine as far as I can tell, but obviously needs a service. The whole watch was filthy, but has cleaned up well. Now to the problems.

One of the spring bars was Superglued in place, as the lug is so badly damaged. Looking at it, could it be that someone has attempted a repair (with solder?) in the past? All four are damaged or worn to some extent, but this is the worst (from front and back):

Damaged lug front.jpg

Damaged lug rear.jpg

I would appeciate the advice of any of you regarding repair. Can it be done? If so, how? Is it a DIY job, or best left to the experts?

Also, I've no idea where to get replacement seals or gaskets for the case back and the crown. These aren't the usual o-rings. The one on the back is a flat plastic gasket 30 mm i.d. 31mm o.d. and 0.25mm thick.

Case back gasket.jpg

The one on the crown (the dark orange part) is 2mm i.d. 3mm o.d. and approx. 0.7mm thick, hard plastic or resin.

Crown tube and seals.jpg

Are these standard parts, and still available somewhere, or can they be substituted by modern seals e.g. o-rings?

Any tips, recommendations or encouragement very much appreciated!

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1 minute ago, Stephen MUC said:

I used the pinned Topic. I followed the instructions for Dropbox (right click on  the image, select copy, paste into the post) and I could see the pics. As no-one else can, I guess it's to do with authorisation in Dropbox?

Maybe I should try a different host?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/og3yftgbmtu8nzz/Case back gasket.jpg?dl=0

 

Is there a 'private' or 'public' setting? You may need to set it to public, or only you will see the pics.

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There is, in that you can copy-paste the link, and anyone who has the link can supposedly see the photo. Hence the link in the above post. The only other way I can see to make the photo accessible is to give access to a given e-mail address, but that's no use here as I want all forum users to see the photos.

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I just checked the thread from a different computer, as a guest, and was able to use the link posted above to see the photo of the case back seal in Dropbox, so I guess everyone else can too. Here are the links:

Lug front: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ck0mvfamu3yhtq/Damaged lug front.jpg?dl=0

Lug rear: https://www.dropbox.com/s/naf92u0lxxqq55r/Damaged lug rear.jpg?dl=0

Case back: https://www.dropbox.com/s/og3yftgbmtu8nzz/Case back gasket.jpg?dl=0

Crown seal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5t1cr12z7lbyud/Crown tube and seals.jpg?dl=0

Please read the original post for the context.

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12 hours ago, Stephen MUC said:

I just checked the thread from a different computer, as a guest, and was able to use the link posted above to see the photo of the case back seal in Dropbox, so I guess everyone else can too. Here are the links:

Lug front: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ck0mvfamu3yhtq/Damaged lug front.jpg?dl=0

Lug rear: https://www.dropbox.com/s/naf92u0lxxqq55r/Damaged lug rear.jpg?dl=0

Case back: https://www.dropbox.com/s/og3yftgbmtu8nzz/Case back gasket.jpg?dl=0

Crown seal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5t1cr12z7lbyud/Crown tube and seals.jpg?dl=0

Please read the original post for the context.

The links work for anyone, so far as I can tell. On the Dropbox site, the pic is briefly displayed, then disappears. Click the button at the bottom (Oder weiter zur Webseite) to get it back. Thanks for looking!

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