Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?
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    Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?

    I recently picked up a thrashed and battered Tissot Aquasport based on a picture of only the outside. When it arrived and I opened it up, I found that someone had scavenged the parts for the sweep second function.


    The pinion was damaged when they removed the driving wheel.


    I tried in vain to find spare parts, but this seems like an obscure caliber for Tissot. Anyhow, I serviced it and cased it up. The movement runs well and keeps good time.

    The dial and hands look great, in my opinion.


    I like how it cleaned up, but I do wish I could find parts to replace the second hand.


    Anyone happen to have a parts movement for a Tissot 17.5 handy?
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    Re: Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?

    Got a 9volt battery?
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    Re: Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?

    Can’t help but lovely patina !
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    petite boneyard

    Ludacris, this one is even blurrier than the last one!
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    Yup, Jules Borel appears to have some of the parts, but it is hard for humble hobbyists to get accounts there. :(
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    Yup, Jules Borel appears to have some of the parts, but it is hard for humble hobbyists to get accounts there. :(
    Scotch, Hanseckert, Roemer?

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    Re: Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?

    Every time I have needed a part they are out of stock. My father in law has an account with them and he never finds anything he needs in stock either.

    Shoot Blake at scotchwatch an email and let him know what you need. He has pulled through for me quite a few times.
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    Re: petite boneyard

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_S View Post
    Yup, Jules Borel appears to have some of the parts, but it is hard for humble hobbyists to get accounts there. :(
    What kind of account? I just ordered a crystal, crown, stem and gaskets from them last week. It was my first order and all I had to do was create a username and password.

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    Re: Who stole the sweep seconds hand from my Tissot Aquasport?

    that patina is awesome

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    Re: petite boneyard

    Some places (like JB) restrict branded parts & movements to full commercial accounts. I understand why they do it, but...sigh...

    I have checked all those places but will have another look at Scotch Watch. Thanks for all the tips!
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