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    Default Movement for Tag 1500 GMT Professional.

    Hi guys.

    So I joined here to see if anyone here can help advice or anything really.

    I have my Dad's old Tag 1500 professional here.

    It needs a new movement basically.

    As you guys will know, it's a fairly old model and finding the same movement for the watch is proving tricky.

    I have gone to a few high street jewelers & watch repair stores but they all but one say they'll have to send it off to Tag. The store that didn't told me that I needed work done thagt I know I don't, like new face, hands, case etc when the problem is with the movement.

    Tag here in the UK have also told me they cannot help.

    The moment is an ETA 255.266

    I know this was a very common movement, for a very common format, 3 hands, date at 3 o clock.

    I haven't been able to find one yet.

    Can anyone help,

    or tell me a moment that is available that'll fit my father's watch.



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    Hi, Luke!

    One may show up on eBay for a reasonable price (eventually), or you could google WATCH PARTS sites, such as:

    DISCONTINUED_____ETA 255.266 Movement : Watch Parts Supply – Watch Parts – Replacement Watch Bands – Watch Crowns – Watch Movements – Watch Crystals

    ETA Quartz Movement, -- ETA 255.266(3): Star Time Supply

    If you just want the watch to run, and are not bothered by whether or not the watch has a TAG movement in it: it wouldn't hurt to ask if the watchmaker would be able to retro-fit ANY quartz movement into that dial and case.
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    One source i use suggests using an ETA 255.265 movement as a replacement. I have not compared the details of each watch movement (they are shown on the Ranfft site though) but they appear to be the same size and family of movements.

    The 255.265 is available on eBay and a few other sources.
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