WWT Shows CLICK TO: Join and Support Internet Horology Club 185™ IHC185™ Forums

• Check Out Our... •
• TWO Book Offer! •
New Topic
Reply to Post
South Bend Watch Hands Interchange "Click" to Login or Register 
Picture of Ernie Loga
Does anyone know if watch hands from other watches will fit South Bend watches? Is there a watch hand interchange list?
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
IHC Life Member
Picture of Frank Kusumoto
If you have a staking tool and a set of reamers there is a wide variety of hands that will interchange (with some modification).

Otherwise you need to look at the hole diameters. I've never seen an interchange list (although I wouldn't be surprised if one existed somewhere).

So the measurements you're dealing with are:

Hole Diameter
18s SB 2.40 / 1.25 / 0.30
16s SB 1.68 / 1.04 / 0.32
12s SB 1.60 / 1.00 / 0.25

18s SB ~20.0 / ~16.0 / 5 - 6
16s SB ~20.0 / ~13.0 / 5 - 6
12s SB ~19.0 / ~13.0 / 5 - 6

For the second hands all of the Hampden 12s second hands I've run across are 0.25 and they came in a wide variety of styles. Most other second hands are 0.20 and are hard to fit unless they're split (which really isn't advisable).

Here's a list of some other brands from the Jules Borel Catalog. If you make your own interchange list please share it with us. Smile

Posts: 1029 | Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A. | Registered: October 08, 2004
  Powered by Social Strata  

©2002-2023 Internet Horology Club 185™ - Lindell V. Riddle President - All Rights Reserved Worldwide

Internet Horology Club 185™ is the "Family-Friendly" place for Watch and Clock Collectors