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Hi,
I want to restore the Lip Dauphine Technic that my father given to me.

I'am looking for a R166 mouvement (Jeanbrun 26D) in NOS condition.
Thanks.
I think it is going to be very difficult to find a NOS movement from the 1950's. Roland Ranfft indicates that it may have been used in Gruen watches. So look for donor watches on Ebay if replacing the movement is critical. However, you should consider rebuilding the movement unless parts are missing. It's a basic mechanical movement that with some cleaning and adjustment should run for another 50 years.

Out of curiosity was the watch issued to commemorate the then new Renault Dauphine?

Here's a link to information from Dr. Ranfft's site:
bidfun-db Jeambrun_26D: Jeambrun 26D

 

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This looks nice as is. Go the rebiuld route. I have a version of that movement in a watch and it runs great, not for sale though.
 

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Roland Ranfft indicates that it may have been used in Gruen watches.
According to my Bestfit books, Gruen 515SS is a Jeambrun 23D.

Bestfit has been proven wrong before but it would be best to confirm before assuming a Gruen 515SS is either a Jeambrun 23D or 26D.

Bestfit doesn't list any other Jeambrum calibres under the Gruen sections
 

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Just to be thorough, I looked up the LIP R166 .. it's not listed in Bestfit.

Bestfit does list a LIP calibre that is a Jeambrum 26D .. the LIP D26

I suggest you double check what you need before you start shopping.
 

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Hi there,

after Flume the Lip R166 is equivalent to the Jeambrun 26DC (11.5''', date).

The Jeambrun 26 D (11.5''', no date) in my achive is actually signed as
Gruen 515SS, and I guess real movements beat catalogs.

If ever Gruen used also the Jeambrun 26DC it would have the designation 515CA;
but I've no idea wether it exists.

Regards, Roland Ranfft
 

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Several people have have gone out of their way to provide useful information about the movement for the original poster. I find it aggravating that the original poster has not even bothered to say thanks.
 

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I'm sorry for not answering sooner but:

1 - I do not spend my life in front of my computer (I'm on vacation!): I've posted there 24 hours ago ...
2 - as advised one of the forum members, I sought additional information on the movement powering the watch ...

So, thank you to the various contributors, including Mr. Ranfft which I had visited the website with great benefit. Thank you also for the indication of other watches using this movement.

Here is the mouvement...


Thanks again.
 
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