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    Aplina Standard.

    Hello, I told a friend I was thinking about learning more about watches as a hobby and the next time a saw him he handed me this Alpina as a gift. Can anyone provide me with information on this Alpina Standard? Number on back is 607533 100. Thank you.


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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    Post moved to the more suitable forum. For Alpina please check Wikipedia. The watch was made in the early 60s and is probabaly fitted with an Alpina hw movement, might be a 592 ( just a guess). Back is stainless steel. Case is brass, chromed.
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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    We'd need more pictures, especially of the movement and both sides of the caseback to tell you more. Seconds hand looks bent.
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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    Standard was Alpina's model at 40's to 50's. By size I'd say this one is from 40's.

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Size:  99.9 KB Alpina's own movement 598E a center second version of basic 598. A 12 ligine movement.

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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    Lets hope that Woods comes back to post images of the inside. Alpina is a great brand.

    Hessu - Great photos and such eye-candy to boot. Thanks!
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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    Alpina is an underrated brand, and represents excellent value in the vintage market. Aside from uniquely attractive and good movements, many of their cases and crown systems used in the '50s were top-class.




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    Re: Aplina Standard.

    Yes, up till 50's Alpina were among the top factories, their models equalled well with Omega. They made their own bumperautomatic late 40's, at the time it was a mark of a capabile factory. When at the turn of 60's everybody moved to rotor automatics and higherspeed movements like 19.800 and 21.600. Something did happen, maybe Alpina did not have needed finances or something (strict patent protection laws or wrongly timed generation change on the board, who knows). They were forced to dump own production and use movements bought from other parties. The japanese watch invasion to Europe late 60's was the last thing and they went bust in early 70's.

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