Resurrecting a 478

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Resurrecting a 478

Postby chipsotoole » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:15 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here. I've just picked up a JLC amongst an eBay lot of old watches. It's a mid 50's sword hand mid size stainless steel with a cal 478 movement. Missing however is the second hand and the crown. Does anyone know where I might source these- eBay isn't great with this cal.? what part number should I be looking for? Stem I think I got right and is coming. I have a line on a slightly more modern JL stainless steel crown but it is a 5 mm...Is this too big? The movement otherwise looks to be in good condition and everything seems to work as it should once a revision is done.
Thanks in advance for any replies...

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Re: Resurrecting a 478

Postby chipsotoole » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:04 am

ps. If I can't find an original. What Calibers are compatible with the 478 so I might try and fit a set of similar ones...

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Re: Resurrecting a 478

Postby zafbasha » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:12 pm

You probably will not find that part as a 'loose' part.

Other compatible calibers are any of the sweep second models that start with "4" for example 450, 470, etc.


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