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    Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    I missed the chance to get one of these a few weeks ago and was able to get this one for $20.49 and free shipping. I read about the Helbros brand before I bought it, and know they aren't thought of too highly in general, but it's in good shape and I like the looks of it. It's one of the 17 jewel Swiss made HXW movements and has been keeping good time so far. I assume it's from the 50's, and looks to have radium lume, but don't know how to go about dating it:




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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    at first glance, looks very similar to my Enicar:

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    I'll take better pics of it later...
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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    It sure does look like it... That first picture looks like you're missing the adjustment arm but the second looks just like it.

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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    Yes, I held up the movement to the computer screen of your picture, and they are identical. Here are some "better" shots of my Enicar 410 that I just took:

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    More about the movement here:

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Enicar 410

    And interestingly, here:

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Durowe 422

    A Helbros with an in-house Enicar movement, certainly very unique!
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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    More pictures of the movement here:
    WRUW June 2013
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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    Nice watch OCDood
    I have a HELBRUS alarm, and its cool too.
    If I come across pics I will post them

    Enjoy
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    Re: Swiss made Helbros Invincible

    Quote Originally Posted by OCDood View Post
    I missed the chance to get one of these a few weeks ago and was able to get this one for $20.49 and free shipping. I read about the Helbros brand before I bought it, and know they aren't thought of too highly in general, but it's in good shape and I like the looks of it. It's one of the 17 jewel Swiss made HXW movements and has been keeping good time so far. I assume it's from the 50's, and looks to have radium lume, but don't know how to go about dating it:




    1950 is about right. I have 70 Helbros. Invincible is a better quality Helbros. As a major retailer then they had stores in many large U.S. cities so had a wide range of qualities. Mine like this is slightly different 17j later model.
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