Vintage Zodiacs

Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: dbluefish on August 13, 2010, 07:53:19 PM

Title: SSW Kit
Post by: dbluefish on August 13, 2010, 07:53:19 PM
As I have already posted, I traded for an SSW and find it to be accurate and a really good looking piece.  Here since it is vintage I used one of my vintage Snuff bottles(100 yrs old +/=)to capture this picture.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/dbluefish/SSWSnuffBottle2.jpg)
But in the kit there was this tool.  Obviously one end is for removing spring bars but the other had me puzzled.  It is 2mm wide at the tip.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd153/dbluefish/bergeon6767.jpg)
So I was going to ask everyone what they thought this tip was for.  But we are supposed to do our homework so I pulled out the loup and checked for any writing on there checking found on the piece.  Sure, there it was "Bergeon Swiss Made 6767".  Further checking found a Bergeon 6767S and a 6767F with the F for fine.  It was for removing springbars on drilled lugs.  2mm drilled holes?  Zodiac, as usual had a bit of a twist and the Bergeon site had no 6767.
So, does anyone have an y experience with such drilled holes?

Anyway, still a great Zodiac with a neat kit.

enjoy

paul
Title: Re: SSW Kit
Post by: jon p on August 14, 2010, 10:33:36 AM
PAUL, VERY NICE SSW!!! looks to be in exceptional condition. did you get the metal bracelet? for removing the band split pins i like to use the type tool you lay the band in and turn the knob to push out the pin. i have tried the tool you show but most pins are to tight for it to work properly.  JON
Title: Re: SSW Kit
Post by: dbluefish on August 14, 2010, 12:37:49 PM
PAUL, VERY NICE SSW!!! looks to be in exceptional condition. did you get the metal bracelet? for removing the band split pins i like to use the type tool you lay the band in and turn the knob to push out the pin. i have tried the tool you show but most pins are to tight for it to work properly.  JON

Hey Jon, I use the same tool for pushing pins out of the bracelet.  Sometimes I use the tool that holds the band and use a spring bar remover and a small jewelers hammer and tap it out.

My problem and question is i have worked on a fair share of bracelets and drilled lugs and NEVER seen one at 2mm.  It looks like a pry bar, lol!

Yes have the band and the funky vanilla dive strap(three pieces), the tool above, the dive chart, a manual and other odds and ends.

I have been wearing it off and on but mostly on and it runs currently 2 4 seconds fast in 24hrs.  Fairly good with no adjustment i know of.

Anyway I will keep researching this tool but since the REAL Zodiacs have little archival material and the current owners are useless, it will be a slog.

Thanks for the praise.

paul