I thought this brand and its products need some more attention and creating a topic where we can post our Angelus timepieces and their history, inventions, patents would be useful as reference.I am not aware if there are serial numbers and manufacture year lists for this brand. Maybe it can trigger those researches also.
Back in the day Angelus manufactured some magnificent timepieces and other related products. My love for Angelus comes, I guess like most of us here, from their inventions and craftsmanship.
After I have lost one Angelus Chronodato with box and papers in transit, I bought one more, yeah sh*t happens.
It's not the best example, carries the wisdom of decades which adds charm:
Mine has ss case-back.
Serial number on case-back is 278149.Movement type: Angelus caliber 217
While searching for other stuff I ran into Angelus patents and archived them so will add it also here may shed light if we will put some information together:
1.Looks like Angelus started the fashion of the center hand showing date around the dial. Applied in Mar 1938:
CH203735A : https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publ...C&locale=en_EP
2. The wristwatch with repeater- Angelus Tinkler- patent. THE rare beast. Obviously Golay gave Stolz brothers a shoulder here. Applied in Oct 1958 registered Feb 1960:
City legend says only a few, like 100 were manufactured in 1958, costs involved were very high and project discontinued. Anybody here has a Tinkler? Would be a great surprise.
So, I let the ball roll, let's put together advertisements, patents and watches.
There were this chic datograph models and the pulsations with magnifying crystal on the edge of crystal, sure some eye candies out there.