MuDu - base movement identification

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    MuDu - base movement identification

    Hello again

    this is one 'from the drawer' so to speak... any ideas on who made the base movement?

    Actually, just thinking about it, does anyone have knowledge of this strange firm (I'm into these lesser knowns)? Would this watch be late in the history of MuDu? My suspicion is actually it is a very late watch - perhaps even from a parts bin - the dial has a mistake with the finishing (it has a very small unfinished section at 12), the rotor is stating a different number of jewels when compared to the dial, but it runs sweetly and in the most simple explanation, potentially has just had it's rotor replaced... your thoughts?

    I'm just sorting through some esoteric things I own (like FL for example)... so hopefully someone can help out with the ID of this movement.

    Rodney
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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    Not seeing any pics, I'll be conservative on this one and say it was made by Humans on the Planet Earth....
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    Nice conservative responses there...

    Pics are in the original post now...

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    I don't recognize it and a quick pass through Ranfft didn't show up much... The rotor attachment looks a bit like a Slava. Others with more experience will be along later... but I am still sure it was made by Humans on the Planet Earth and the pics do not convince me otherwise
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    I haven't looked into yours yet but here's a link to a MuDu triple date

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...76#msg_2258366

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    I too thought Russian

    Looks a bit like a Poljot but doesn't match the 2616.H listed on Ranfft
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...Poljot_2616.1H

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    The dial and hands are saying 1960s to me but I have never seen or heard of MuDu as a brand.

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    The dial and hands are saying 1960s to me but I have never seen or heard of MuDu as a brand.
    Their most widespread model is the MuDu doublematic - often using the Felsa 1560 movement.

    There is a website dedicated to the brand - but its not finished. in fact, its not started:

    http://muduwatches.com/

    This:

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Jewellery-w...-144362303.htm

    says it was a Blancpain brand
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    This movement is a Poljot caliber 2416 ...

    from around 1966 or so. It's Russian of course.

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    Re: MuDu - base movement identification

    This is one fabulous website

    http://muduwatches.com/

    I will actually drop them a line.

    I was told that it was a Blancpain brand - but it could have been folklore...

    thanks for the response!

    Rodney

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