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    Fortis parts sourcing - gaskets

    Dear friends, some help is needed.
    While ago I bought an B42 chronograph, full set, excellent condition and serviced (no receipt though). Everything sounds peachy.
    The watch came, yes - it was a full set, no - it was not in excellent condition, but it wasnīt that bad so I decided to keep it.
    And into the drawer, worn occasionally until one day I noticed fog on the inside. Quickly into the rice bowl with the crown pulled. Everything ok after that until I noticed itīs running late, a lot.
    And off it goes to the watchmaker.
    Now, the bad part.
    It looks like itīs never been serviced, amplitude is very low so a full service is scheduled, some cosmetic work and changing the gaskets.
    Why bad? Gaskets are nowhere to be found, CousinsUK has some similar dimensions but they wonīt fit. And thatīs not all, crown and pushers have double gaskets, the watch has 200m WR, and one crown gasket is missing :facepalm Oddly, 3ATM WR test passed with flying colours.
    Thereīs no Fortis AD in my country and all the local watchmakers donīt have dimensions that watch requires. I contacted Fortis CH but they donīt sell unless you have contracts with them. They offered kindly to send the watch for service. That is not an option at the time, because it's disassembled somewhere else.
    So, anybody knows where to source these O-ring gaskets?
    I'll provide the specs and watch reference when I get home.

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    Ignore - just re-read your post. Could you ask your watchmaker to contact them? Maybe he'd have more luck.

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    I’’m surprised Cousins don’t have any O rings that can be fitted, they have a very big range. Finding the right size can be difficult, they’re not easy to measure.

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    My watchmaker will try contacting them although they don't collaborate, maybe they'll have mercy and provide with the parts.
    Those I found on cousins he said won't fit.

    Now, you'll have to excuse my scribble, no CAD at the moment.


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    And this is the watch, reference 638.10.141.3


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    That's one hell of a photo


    Quote Originally Posted by Adversary View Post
    And this is the watch, reference 638.10.141.3


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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    That's one hell of a photo
    Thanks!
    Courtesy of our member Nono, he did the photo session.

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