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    Re: Any Prim Lovers

    I will... when I get back home in 2 days ;)
    I still like this watch a lot. It's not about the accuracy, it's about the decorations and the overall 'feel'.
    I also have (somewhere) the microscopical photo of the balance upper bearing with the pivot significantly thinner than the jewel hole (and a Vostok Precision bearing for comaprison).
    Clearly the balance staff has a wrong sized pivot for some reason,. and I think this should be the reason for the inaccuracy.
    It does make sense - if you use a staff with pivots too thin (to a certain degree, of course), the watch will run very well for you, but will have significant positional deviatios, which can be often seen in repaired (or well worn) vintage watches.

    I agree maybe I should have returned the watch for repairs immediately after the buy, but... you know - when you like a watch you can accept it's poorer accuracy (as long as you don't have to adjust it every single day) and if you don't like a watch - it can be dead accurate, you still won't like it any better ;)

    What I don't like are the markings on the caseback notches my watch key made. They are very small, but I never thought 316L steel was so soft (in fact - it is soft, and that's one of the reasons why it's used for watch cases - easier to craft). Well - one keeps learning for all his life :)

    I think I will just update the original thread with a new post and post a link here. In 2 or 3 days time :)



    Quote Originally Posted by RedFroggy View Post
    Dokonale !! Thanks ever so much for all those info Haha . I very much appreciate it

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    I would take this picture again - setting the watch to the exact time and date of the watch in the picture... but that's me ;)
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    Have a great day!!!

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    Re: Any Prim Lovers

    Sorry to hear about the poor accuracy , aesthetically it’s close to perfection .

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    Re: Any Prim Lovers

    Agreed. Personally I’d like it even more without the date function, but that’s just me. I love the 12, 6 and 9 font.

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    it is a lovely watch nonetheless...
    Have a great day!!!

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    Re: Any Prim Lovers

    I have a big new Prim

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    The latest Prim addition to my little collection.

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    Dont know much about it , except that it is a pre-1969 model

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    This is my 1st Prim in a golden case, now reunited with its twin sibling in chrome case.
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    I guess they date from the late 50’ ?
    I ‘d be grateful if anybody knew the precise date & model number .

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    Start of production of the gold one in 1965 with number 012 111 (now 52 111 13).
    I don't know about the chrome version. Might be slightly earlier, might also be a dial from a gold case.
    Prims from the 50's (typ k25, 010, 0101) are not so common since the mass production started in late 1959.

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    Re: Any Prim Lovers

    Thanks ever so much for this info Haha it helped me to find a web photo from «the book» !!

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