Automatic 21 jewels identification
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    Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Hello,

    could somebody help me with identification of this watch?
    I would expect manufacturer is "Capanga", as stated below the noon mark, but I cannot wind it on google, nor with any combination of keywords I can think of.


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    P.S. I dont know why pic 1 is rotated, it is normal on PC and on cell.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Don't know the brand. It looks to be from the 1980s, perhaps 1990s. Appears to be a Miyota movement (Citizen, Japanese) cal. 8215 or similar.

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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Thanks a lot. Looks like it could be 8205-1PU.

    Is it usual for text to fade like this one did (MIYOTA CO etc. is totally unreadable, I didn't even notice anything was written there)?

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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    It could just be the lighting in that particular photo. What I find odd is that a watch with such a plain and undistinguished movement would have a display back.
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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Millions of watches with plain auto movements have display backs, including very many with Miyota cal 82xx movements (Invictas,etc) and untold numbers of Seiko 5s with 7S26 auto movements. The movement need not be expensive, nor well finsihed, nor attractive, to add novelty in a world where mechanical movements are unfamiliar to many.
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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby992 View Post
    Millions of watches with plain auto movements have display backs, including very many with Miyota cal 82xx movements (Invictas,etc) and untold numbers of Seiko 5's with 7S26 auto movements. The movement need not be expensive, nor well finsihed, nor attractive, to add novelty in a world where mechanical movements are unfamiliar to many.
    Very interesting. I don't tend to look at watches with Miyota movements very often so I wasn't aware of this. It seems strange to me, but I suppose it is a novelty and perhaps makes the watch more interesting. I guess they made a small effort to decorate the rotor by cutting a slot in it.
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    Re: Automatic 21 jewels identification

    Transparent backs are now commonplace on watches, not necessarily mechanical ones. (Yes, there are even quartz watches out there sporting a crystal back )

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    PS: the "slot" in the rotor exists not only for optical but also for mechanical reasons, as far as I know - in case the watch is knocked on its side, it is meant to (at least partly) absorb the shock which might otherwise bend or break the rotor's axle or bearing.
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