Geomatic hands

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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby zafbasha » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:15 pm

It's K! I'd be shocked if it's a Z. K stands for Kif shock protection.

The hands of your MM will fit, I don't know if they're long enough though, you have to try,\

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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby OutOfSpec » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:59 am

It's K! I'd be shocked if it's a Z. K stands for Kif shock protection.

The hands of your MM will fit, I don't know if they're long enough though, you have to try,\
Thanks, Zaf. Below is a picture showing "Z883." The balance has kif shock protection, but it still says "z." I tried to research this "z883" and did not find much.

Thanks for letting me know about the hands and that they would fit (even from a "z"?). I'm not sure if I want to take apart this watch, what I'd then do with it, or if it is even advisable to do.
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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby zafbasha » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:26 am

This is on the MM or Geomatic?

The Geo should be either a K881G or a K883G. The movement should hack set. Does yours hack set?

I've never seen a Z883 on a geomatic, though anything is possible I guess!

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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby OutOfSpec » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:11 pm

This is on the MM or Geomatic?

The Geo should be either a K881G or a K883G. The movement should hack set. Does yours hack set?

I've never seen a Z883 on a geomatic, though anything is possible I guess!
Hi Zaf,

Sorry for the confusion. Both movement pictures I have posted in this thread are of the Master Mariner.

It is the Master Mariner movement that reads "Z883." I cannot find much information on this movement.

My Geomatic does hack set. I can't open the back, so I can't post a picture. I have been researching Geomatic calibers here: https://www.watch-wiki.net/index.php?title=JLC_881

I thought the stainless steel Geomatic may be a K883 S. I'm confused by the possibilities.

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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby zafbasha » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:14 am

Yes, K883S or K881G for Geo, typo...

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Re: Geomatic hands

Postby OutOfSpec » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:34 am

I actually located and purchased a pair of JLC silver lume hands from the period that fit k811/k883 and S/G variants! They are arriving soon. However, the minute hand is only 12mm long. I believe the minute hand needs to be about 13.5 mm long to meet the minute track and be the same length as the second hand. Since only about 2000(?) stainless steel Geomatics were made, I think I'm not going to find these hands on the open market. I imagine there's no way to get them from JLC without a full restoration? Oy.

Would you consider the watch incorrect even if paired with similar silver lume hands from k881/883?


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