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    Astin watch

    Anyone recognise or have any info on Astin watches? I got this one recently.
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    Re: Astin watch

    Astin Watch SA was registered in La Chaux de Fonds in 1938 (according to Mikrolisk). I am afraid that I think the watch has been modded so it is not original. While the lower subdial looks almost believable (it is of the same style as the outer set of markings on the dial and it does not encroach on the "30" marker at 6:00 which has been offset to accommodate the subdial), the upper subdial is shoddy and cuts the "60" marker at 12:00. I am inclined to believe that the watch was an "ordinary" manual watch with a small seconds and that the movement has been modded to become a regulateur. Is the seconds hand still at 6:00 (since it looks as if the central hand is more in the style of a seconds hand)?

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    Re: Astin watch

    Thanks for your input,Hartmut.
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    Re: Astin watch

    Original "regulareour" watches are rather rare and very marketable, so unfortunately many fakes occurs.
    It should be inspected under dial to see if it is original factory-made regulator or later hand-made addendum.

    Below you can see original factory "regulareour" by C.H.Meylan.

    Enamel dial with sink hours and seconds discs.



    Under dial we can see factory manufactured wheels and slots in base plate:



    (that watch project unfinished yet... working on it
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    Re: Astin watch

    Mine ASTIN with a FELSA 415 Bidynator inside 1945s
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