Bulova 6AP

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William Smith
Posted February 5, 2013 - 4:49pm

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Gerard, are you asking if some of the parts are gold or gold plate, or are you asking if these movements are comparatively rare - as in "like gold"?

Gerard
Posted February 5, 2013 - 5:45pm

Just rare as gold. From what I'm hearing I guess they are.

JP
Posted February 5, 2013 - 5:02pm

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They are to me, I need one right now. Mine has a bad mainspring and a questionable balance and hair spring.

Gerard
Posted February 5, 2013 - 5:51pm

 John

Do you know what the measurements of the mainspring are? I have 3 but 1 out of the 3 is different so I need to check the measurements to see if they are the proper spring. As far as balance and hair spring I think that's the Diamond in the gold. One of the mainsprings is yours if they are correct.

Gerard

JP
Posted February 5, 2013 - 6:08pm

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6AP Mainspring measurements are:  1.20mm width or height, .0825mm strength or thickness, 10 1/2 length in inches. A 6P will interchange with it. or a 6PP or 6PPI.

If you have a balance and hairspring with balance bridge that just needs the hairspring straightened I can use it.

Thanks

John

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 5, 2013 - 7:53pm

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The Aurore-Villeret calibre 8 that the 6AP is based on, as already mentioned, also appears as the ebauche for the 6P, 6PP, and 6PPI. Despite being listed as interchangeable, the 6AP has a different balance staff.  I can't say I come across these much, if at all. 

Gerard
Posted February 5, 2013 - 9:17pm

Everything Ive read so far says nothing is compatible with the 6AP. The AV8 and 6AP are supposed to be the same or compatible. All though I cant find a AV8 either.

JP
Posted February 13, 2013 - 7:28pm

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Gerard, do you have a spare 6AP movement you would part with?? As you know, I have lots and lots of movements and parts so maybe we can work out a trade. PM me please.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 6, 2013 - 2:41am

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Same here. I've been hunting for one for years. They may not actually exist. Anyone know if the 6AF mainspring would work?

JP
Posted February 9, 2013 - 4:17pm

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I found an AV 8 movement for $19.95 with free shipping. If you are interested PM me.

JP
Posted February 9, 2013 - 4:20pm

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The AV 8 movement is a Benrus movement.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 6, 2013 - 4:33pm

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According to the stats, they aren't the same, the 6AF one is longer, and also weaker. I'd have to check my Dennison conversion chart to find 'normal' dimensions, but I think it's safe to say it wouldn't really be ideal. 

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jmh86325
Posted March 30, 2013 - 11:35pm

I have a 6AP and am in search of a Aurore-Villeret 8

artisandj
Posted September 10, 2014 - 3:22pm

Looks like I'm late in the game but does anyone have an 6AP for sale or trade at this point in time?