As French as French can be, this Vatelrup made by Marcel Ruprecht in Villers-le-Lac, probably in the 1950s or maybe slightly earlier. Powered by a 17j Cupillard 233 in a 33mm stainless steel case, it was bought three years ago, COA'd, and then worn once before being stored pending some wrist time which never happened, until today. When it re-emerged five days ago, I set it with the Atomic Clock and, having kept it running, I'm unable to visually detect any time loss or gain since then.
I'm really quite impressed with this old thing, and grateful to be the beneficiary of decent skills having been applied to a mass-produced cheapo more than half a century ago.
"A man's got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring" - John Mayer
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What I used to own:
Tissot Lemania CH27C12/Cal 321, Aquastar Benthos 500, Omega Speedy 145.022, Movado Tans-Atlantic Sub-sea 50, Bulova Snorkel 666ft, Seiko Laurel SCVM001, Seiko SRP385J, Marathon x Benrus GPM, Le Gran diver, Tag Heuer Carrera 1964 Re-Edition CS3140, Seiko MECHANICAL SARC010, Wakmann Triple Date, Arnex Skin Diver V7733, Breitling Callisto chronograph, Zenith ChronoMaster Moonphase, Glycine Valjoux 72, Bulova Wrist Alarm, Yema SeaSpider YM163, Rolex Hulk, Tudor Prince Date 79280P, Pam 111, Omega Speedy Schumacher, Cartier Ballon Bleu, TAG Heuer Carrera CV2010, Seiko MM300, Seiko Tuna SBBN015, Seiko Sportura Kinetic, Fortis B-42 Pilot Chrono, LACO flieger Munster, Armida A7 brass
Still with the citizen today. Switched the original band for a leather one.
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Btw, I don't know what happened to the Ranfft link I sent here. Once again bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches: 363: Gents Rodania Automatic, Calendar, Moon Phase, Incastar, ca. 1945
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Edgar Allan Poe
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(...)but that's what mankind is like: they only prize what they no longer possess.
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1997, vintage yet?
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