Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

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    Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    Hi all. I was wondering if these movement are swappable. Have a case that is made for the Unitas 6497 and wanted to know if this will fit a Molnija movement that I will be getting in a few days. Will I need to purchase other parts if this movement does manage to fit the case, such as a a new stem or maybe chapter rings. Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    Anyone please????
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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    I've been trying to figure that out myself. I have a local friend that has a Molnija and is going to loan it to me to see if they're interchangeable. I'll let you know what I find.


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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    I have got several 3602s. I have also ordered 2 'Parnis' watches. These, I believe, have 6498 clones inside. The first thing I will do is try to bung a 3602 into one of them. Will let you guys know how it goes.

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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    Thank you both for answering and trying this operation. Will look forward to see what the outcome is.
    Current Collection:
    Omega Speedmaster Pro-861 (Circa 69-71) Thanks Eptaz
    Baume & Mercier Hamptom Milleis 18K Gold
    Cartier Pasha C - ETA 2892-A2
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    Benrus Crossover Electric-ESA 9158 (Circa 1970)
    Louis Rossel Automatic- A.S. 1986 ( Circa 1970 )
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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    Hi Guys.just checking in to see if there are any new news about this subject.
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    Omega Speedmaster Pro-861 (Circa 69-71) Thanks Eptaz
    Baume & Mercier Hamptom Milleis 18K Gold
    Cartier Pasha C - ETA 2892-A2
    Casio DW7000 Quattro Graph
    Vostok Europe K-3 Submarine-Black Face-243
    Benrus Crossover Electric-ESA 9158 (Circa 1970)
    Louis Rossel Automatic- A.S. 1986 ( Circa 1970 )
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    Flogging a dead horse but I have the same question. Most likely dial fitting from Unitas to Molnija.

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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    There alot of these conversion at the homage forum.
    Think the overall size, hands, of the Molnija and 6497 is diff but there is a conversion kit.
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    Thank you, I have to check that forum too. I think about using dial and hands made to Unitas and use them in Molnija. Some say that swap from ST3600 to Molnija is very easy and a straight fit. Some say ST3600 to Unitas is a totally straight fit. But some say they aren't.

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    Re: Help Unitas 6497/Molnija 3602

    Hi there,

    I wonder how long a discussion will continue, which can immediately be closed by studying these two pages:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Molnia 3602
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Unitas 6497-1

    The short conclusuin: The Molnia falls throug a hole for a Unitas, and it depends on your equipment how to manage swapping - super glue, hammer, or lathe?

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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