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    Servicing of Valjoux 72 Movements

    Has anybody any experience of getting the above movement serviced and how difficult are parts to source?
    I've been looking at a vintage Heuer with this movement and considering maintenance going forward.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    Has anybody any experience of getting the above movement serviced and how difficult are parts to source?
    I've been looking at a vintage Heuer with this movement and considering maintenance going forward.
    Thanks
    Parts are generally available, although not always NOS. I think there are quite a few eBay sellers who buy off-brand Valjoux 72 watches and strip the movements to sell for parts. Iíve got a few V72 chronographs so Iíve bought 2-3 donor movements from which I can scavenge parts in the future. Which Heuer is it ?

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    My understanding of the risk with vintage Heuers is that VJ72 movement servicing isn't a particular problem, but case parts can be. For example sourcing replacement glasses and graduated tension rings for Carreras.

    I have a 1960s Carrera. It was serviced last year. The glass and tension ring are fine.
    Last edited by BillyCasper; 25th January 2023 at 13:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    Parts are generally available, although not always NOS. I think there are quite a few eBay sellers who buy off-brand Valjoux 72 watches and strip the movements to sell for parts. Iíve got a few V72 chronographs so Iíve bought 2-3 donor movements from which I can scavenge parts in the future. Which Heuer is it ?
    Thanks for the info it's a Camaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    My understanding of the risk with vintage Heuers is that VJ72 movement servicing isn't a particular problem, but case parts can be. For example sourcing replacement glasses and graduated tension rings for Carreras.

    I have a 1960s Carrera. It was serviced last year. The glass and tension ring are fine.
    Thanks - useful to know

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    I use Rich Askham for my Val.72 work:

    https://thewatchspotblog.com/
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