Movement Substitution

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Movement Substitution

Postby matlobi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:19 am

I'd like to keep it as it was from the factory, but can an M22 be substituted with an M23? I'm having trouble finding any 22 movements.

Also, viewtopic.php?f=22&t=297
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Re: Movement Substitution

Postby Tony » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:42 am

No you cannot replace a #22 with a #23. First reason is the #23 is about half the size of #22 as they were used mostly for ladies watches. They were used in men's such as the super thins and some mercury models.

also, not all #22 movements are alike. you will see some have a notch on both plates, some have a notch on one plate.
the winding gears is also different. some are a d some are a square. and it goes on and on.

to write in all down and provide pics would be quite a bit of work.

hard learned lessons and many a failed attempts.

oh and the #29 self winds are different too!
hope this helps, now I'm off to visit some new friends who I've not met yet! :lol:

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Re: Movement Substitution

Postby matlobi » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks for the info, Tony.

So essentially, I would have to replace the #22 with another #22?

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