DCN Stems & Staffs FAQ

Jun 3, 2019

Winding Stems

You can find the DCN Winding Stem catalogue here – this is completely free to use on our website and is incredibly useful to check to make sure you have the right size stem.

It can also help greatly in identifying stems you may have by measurement.

It is wise, whenever not 100% sure on calibre, to check this document prior to making a purchase on a stem!

What Does “F” Length Mean?

The DCN Catalogue sometimes does not list the official calibre number of a stem, so in order to help identify the particular stem better I have included the “F” Length. You can measure the length of “F” of the existing broken stem, thus figuring out if the replacement is the right one.

“F” Length is shown on the DCN Stems document.

Do you have this stem in stock that is not listed?

If a DCN Stem is not listed on this website then unfortunately we do not have it in stock.

What condition are the winding stems in?

The stems are classed as New Old Stock (NOS) as they were originally manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s.

The stems are in NOS condition, some have slight discolouration due to being kept in a small amount of oil to aid in preservation.

Any stems showing obvious signs of rust have been removed from our stock and are not sold!

What is the best way of finding the stem I need?

We have both DCN and Ronda winding stems listed on this website for sale. There are several ways you can find the stem you are looking for:

  • You can browse the individual categories of the site using the menu bar at the top.
  • You can search for the manufacturer name + calibre of the stem you are after.
  • You can search for the DCN or Ronda number of the stem you require, e.g. “Ronda 156” or “DCN 1389” and the item will come up if in stock.
  • Check the DCN or Ronda Stem Catalogue to see if it exists.

Balance Staffs

Do you have “X” balance staff in stock?

Unfortunately, if the balance staff is not available on this website, or on our ebay store then we do not have it available.

How do I find the Balance Staff that I need?

  • You can browse the individual categories of the site using the menu bar at the top.
  • You can search for the manufacturer name + calibre of the balance staff you are after.
  • You can search for the DCN or Ronda number of the staff you require, e.g. “Ronda 156” or “DCN 1389” and the item will come up if in stock.
  • Check the DCN or Ronda Balance Staff Catalogue to see if it exists.

What condition are the balance staffs in?

The staffs are classed as New Old Stock (NOS) as they were originally manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s.

The staffs are in NOS condition, only very few have slight discolouration due to being kept in a small amount of oil to aid in preservation. Most look as good as the day they were made. They have been stored in the original manufacturer containers.

Any staffs showing obvious signs of rust have been removed from our stock and are not sold!



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