1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

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charlestoncory
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1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby charlestoncory » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:49 pm

Ok. So I've got a likely legit Polaris with some questionable history. Unfortunately, I don't know the original owner so I can't find out how it got it's odd characteristics.

What I do need is parts. My watchmaker has it at the moment but he doesn't want to tear into it until we confirm the availability of parts for repair. The setting mechanism seems to be stripped as it clicks when the crown is turned but the hands don't move. The alarm works and the bezel works as well as the automatic winding. It will keep time, I just can't set the hands and consequently, the date. I want to be involved in the process so I volunteered to find the parts for the repair. He gave me a parts list and some likely suspects for the problem: movement and alarm clutch wheel, movement and alarm winding pinion, crown wheel and intermediate crown wheel for alarm, and crown wheel core.

The way I think I understand it is that I have a cal 825 movement based on the 815. If I am correct (and I'm looking for correction) I should be able to use parts for either 825 or 815 with the exception of parts for the calendar mechanism?

I've hit the usual suspects: Ofrei, Cas-ker, Jules Borel, etc. Are there better ways or better sources to locate parts for this movement?

gatorcpa
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Re: 1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby gatorcpa » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:30 pm

You might want to try Blake at Scotch Watch. Google the name. He has a lot of parts for hard-to-find calibers.

However, if he has them it will cost you, as he is likely to be the only source.

LeCoultre parts are generally difficult to find.

Good luck,
gatorcpa

charlestoncory
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Re: 1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby charlestoncory » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:57 pm

Thanks Gator. These parts seem nearly impossible to find! I may end up seeing if Zaf can do a complete overhaul.

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Re: 1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby zafbasha » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:52 am

I have some 815/825 parts, but not all. Clutch wheels being one of them, but I can get them usually. It's just that they're not cheap.

KalisaWah
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1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby KalisaWah » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:30 am

Does anyone know where I might be able to buy the S shaped hacking lever for the JLC Mark 11 RAF issue?

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Re: 1968 JLC Polaris Parts Availability

Postby zafbasha » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:23 am

I have them in very limited supply, $350/ea + shipping.


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