1971 Avia Wristwatch
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    1971 Avia Wristwatch

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    I thought readers may be interested in seeing inside a 45 yr old Swiss watch.
    This was my Grandfather's retirement gift which was passed to my father and then to me when they passed away. I wore the watch daily until it stopped running. Since it was 10 years since it's last service I dismantled/cleaned/oiled it and am happy to say it is ticking away nicely again.
    I restore antique pocket watches as a hobby but this was a challenge as the Swiss movement was more complicated than the 19th Century fusee movements I am used to!
    It's a 17-jewel movement with centre second hand, Incabloc protection, ruby jewelled Swiss-lever escapement. The case is 9k Gold, hallmarked for 1971. There's some wear to the dial as you can see which has been there a long time. :)
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    Re: 1971 Avia Wristwatch

    A very nice "heir" piece!
    Good work on the service too.
    Cheers, Bob.

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    Re: 1971 Avia Wristwatch

    Nice heirloom with a Fontainemelon (FHF) Cal. 96 or derivative. I have an Avia-Matic with an FHF 90-9 from about that era myself.....

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 969-4

    Hartmut Richter

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