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    Elgin 539 question

    I acquired this 1940's Elgin. Nice little hacking watch but has a bad balance. I would like to find which Elgin movements might be compatible so I can get a donor balance. I happen to have 2 other Elgin movements (532 and 647 )which look similar. Might these work?
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    Sorry. I did sent a movement photo. Strangely I can't get it to upload properly. Try it again.
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    Re: Elgin 539 question

    http://cgi.julesborel.com/cgi-bin/matcgi2?ref=V^lWVFV

    8/0 staffs comparable with yours. So the Elgin #s you find in the link should work staff wise.

    532 is on the list.

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    The part number for the Balance Complete in the 539 is 5683, which is also used in the 554, 555, and 556. The 532 uses 5640, and the 647, which also has Incabloc shock protection, is 6451.

    I'd look for a naked, but running 554.
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    Thank you Gene. I am looking for the complete balance. Great help!

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    Gene is the best when it comes to Elgin...and many other watches.

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    Re: Elgin 539 question

    watch guys used to replace the staffs
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    watch guys used to replace the staffs
    Some still do. But there are many "watchmakers" that will not do a wristwatch staff. My skill level is still not up to it but I will never call myself a watchmaker.

    Strictly a clean and oil...basic repair collector here.

    The advantage of replacing a staff over dropping in a used complete balance is knowing there is no worn or bent pivots.


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    I certainly can't do a staff but I can probably replace a balance myself. Really for me it's whatever is most cost effective. I love to see these watches work again but frankly I'm not going to put more money than it's worth into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    Some still do. But there are many "watchmakers" that will not do a wristwatch staff. My skill level is still not up to it but I will never call myself a watchmaker.

    Strictly a clean and oil...basic repair collector here.

    The advantage of replacing a staff over dropping in a used complete balance is knowing there is no worn or bent pivots.


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    I cut and replace staffs, also will never refer to myself as a watchmaker...

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