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[Source] Watch backs


#1

Are there any sources for watch backs? Why are they so difficult to
find?


#2

Hi Skip,

Are there any sources for watch backs? Why are they so difficult
to find? 

You might want to try Otto Frei. There was a third brother who ended
up with a vast inventory of watch repair stuff, but hasn’t ever
done anything to market it. So last I saw, (about a year ago), it
was all just sitting there in the warehouse. I’m sure there are
backs in there. There may not be any more recent than about 1980 or
so, but it’s worth a shot.

You probably want to talk to John or Steve (Frei) about it, it’s not
anything the normal phone people would know much about.

FWIW,
Brian


#3
Are there any sources for watch backs? Why are they so difficult
to find? 

Because watch backs are not inter-changible! I remember reading on
one watch forum about a movement working fine out of case but did not
functioning properly once put in it’s case. The problem was traced to
wrong case back.

Leonid Surpin
Studioarete.com


#4

Are there any sources for watch backs? Why are they so difficultto
find?

I don’t do watches myself, but try Otto Frei’s watch department:
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep805d

You’ll need to know what you want, as always, in detail.