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    Atlantic Watch Co.

    Picked this up recently and thought it to be unusual. Couldn't find much info on it. The movement has no markings but I have not removed the dial to check there. Any one have a clue what movement it is?
    It seems very well made and the Company info appears to be pantagraph hand etched.
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    I'm sorry but that has to be one of the worst "mariages" that I've seen. Anyone who thinks that that's the original company engraving on the movement, needs to.......well, I won't say it! Suffice to say that it is obviously an unmarked movement from another watch, put into this case with this dial and "engraved" post hoc to make people think that it is the original "Atlantic" movement. Considering the quality of their work, it would have been better if they had just left it as it is.....

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    engraving

    "it would have been better if they had just left it as it is....."

    I see similar work occasionally. It always makes me smile and wonder what in the hell was whoever that did that, thinking about. Once I bought a large lot of NOS movements and every one of them was engraved with "company branding" of about the same craftsmanship as this speciman.

    Its got a neat dial. What is the "story" on the Atlantic brand?
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    I suppose that the assemblers of the Atlantic watch could have engraved the movement like that for warranty purposes but it doesn't look like it. The randomly blued screws make it look like it may be somebody's beginner's project. What does it run like?

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    Not sure if it's the same one, but in the U.S., the "Atlantic" trademark was registered to "Bettlach, Manufacture d'Horlogerie c/o Ed. Kummer S.A. Bettlach, Switzerland" in 1946 (with use claimed since 1926).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshep View Post
    I suppose that the assemblers of the Atlantic watch could have engraved the movement like that for warranty purposes but it doesn't look like it. The randomly blued screws make it look like it may be somebody's beginner's project. What does it run like?
    The engraving seems too neat that's why I'm thinking pantagraph. Only the dial feet screws have bluing on the stud part. It is running great

    Quote Originally Posted by enough View Post
    "it would have been better if they had just left it as it is....."

    I see similar work occasionally. It always makes me smile and wonder what in the hell was whoever that did that, thinking about. Once I bought a large lot of NOS movements and every one of them was engraved with "company branding" of about the same craftsmanship as this speciman.

    Its got a neat dial. What is the "story" on the Atlantic brand?
    Dial is very nice and everything fits like it was made for it, the back has 3 nibs for tightening and it is a swiss made case but it is just plated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    I'm sorry but that has to be one of the worst "mariages" that I've seen. Anyone who thinks that that's the original company engraving on the movement, needs to.......well, I won't say it! Suffice to say that it is obviously an unmarked movement from another watch, put into this case with this dial and "engraved" post hoc to make people think that it is the original "Atlantic" movement. Considering the quality of their work, it would have been better if they had just left it as it is.....

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    Must have been the original mvt replaced since the dial feet are intact

    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnson View Post
    I think it's an AS 984

    Looks right I may pull the dial at some point to confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnson View Post
    I think it's an AS 984

    Did a service, had the movement apart and dial off it is an AS 1123 same as 984 and a few others with the addition of shock protection on the jewel on the dial side and all the screws are blued. Seems to be pretty common mvt but still very nice. Since it doesn't appear to be original this is going to become a re-case project going to a larger all stainless, it's a bit small diameter for my tastes.
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    Re: Atlantic Watch Co.

    Not sure if it's the same one, but in the U.S., the "Atlantic" trademark was registered to "Bettlach, Manufacture d'Horlogerie c/o Ed. Kummer S.A. Bettlach, Switzerland" in 1946 (with use claimed since 1926).
    The dial side does have E.K.B engraved on it.
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