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    Anyone know this trademark ?

    I refurbed this watch and still not sure what I have worked on. Any help? Thanks (looks like the letters BF and wraped by a letter G).Attachment 1135306
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    Re: Anyone know this trademark ?

    Baumgartner freres (BFG)
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    Thank you. Would you happen to know the age or where it was made and is it considered a good grade movement?I can not seem to find one that looks like it on the web.

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    Re: Anyone know this trademark ?

    Baumgartner, Arnold


    21.6.1865 Grenchen, Grenchen, ref. 1.4.1950, Trub, 1923 honorary citizen of Grenchen. ∞ 1) (1888) pink Laubscher; 2) (1912) Marlis Lerbscher. He did an apprenticeship as a watchmaker. Inspector, then head of production at the Adolf Girard, in 1899 opened a incomplete movements factory for Roskopf watches. Who with his brothers Ernest and Emile, in 1916 he founded the Baumgartner Frčres SA Grenchen (BFG); until 1974 the world's largest factory for Roskopf watches incomplete movements, the company ceased operation in 1982. Radical city of Grenchen (1929-33), in 1933, he founded a political party active only in the com. patriziale of Grenchen (Party of patricians). From 1933 to 1945 was pres. com 's. patriziale.
    look also website :BFG Baumgartner, Produktion und Handel mit Uhrenwerken
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    Re: Anyone know this trademark ?

    The Baumgartner cal 33 is listed in Bestfit as a 10.5''' pin lever. IN general, pin levers are considered inferior to a jeweled lever (although a high-quality pin lever is as good or better then a low-quality jeweled lever, it's usually cheaper to make a mediocre jeweled lever then a high-quality pin lever). Can't find much more about it online; the pics make it look 40's or 50's though; the movement side might be easier to date.
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