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Does anyone have the specifications for a 13L Rolex movement from the early 30's. Thanks a bunch.
 
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
IHC Member 1555
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Without some other form of ID such as a caliber number Bruce, it is going to be hard to work-out mateSmile
 
Posts: 2185 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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As well, is the watch rectangular in shape or round?
 
Posts: 2185 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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It looks just like a Rebberg-style 10 1/2 Hunter by Rolex, except it is 13 L. Appears to be from the late 20's to early 30's. I'll have to do more research to identify a caliber number.

 
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
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I measured the old broken spring and it is 7 wide, and 14" long and 9 or 10 on the strength scale (I have an old gauge to measure with). Just wondering what the books actually say is correct, because the old spring isn't necessarily correct. Thanks.
 
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
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You are right Bruce about the Rebberg Style, it is probably an Aegler manufactured movement from the factory in the Rebberg district of Bienne.

Have you removed the dial to see if it has a Rebberg mark? They did make them in 13 1/2 lignes as well. Still trying to get a line on the mainspring for youFrown
 
Posts: 2185 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Bila, on the other side the only marking is "8442." Based on the measurement of the old spring, I decided to install a spring marked 7 X 10 X 13 1/2. I think the proper length should be 14, but figured 1/2" wouldn't make too big a difference. The watch appears to be running well at this point. Interesting you commented on the 13 1/2 size existing. Last month I was working on another early Rolex that I thought was a 13, but when I went to install it in a 13L case, it was just a hair too big...live and learn :-)
 
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
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Great to hear it is up and running again, yeah I do not think the 1/2 inch is going to affect it to any great degree. Just a note about sizes, they also made a 13 3/4 lignes as well.
 
Posts: 2185 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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That is interesting about the 13 3/4 L size. Thank you so much for that information. These old Rolexes have been my primary interest for the last couple of years. Take care my friend. Smile
 
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
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