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    Bifora

    Today my postman brought me:



    which turned out to have a Bifora 91/1(SC) movement:



    in nice condition but with a strange bit of damage to the edge of the inner case and - large - movement ring. Anyway, its working well so far. bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Bifora 91/1(SC)

    Now with a strap:



    Quite big at 35mm across:



    It doesn't say German or foreign anywhere.

    I notice that Dr Ranfft's entry for the base movement bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Bifora 91 refers to Indian production till 2000.
    A translated history here: Google Translate

    This is the back:



    What do you think? German or Indian?
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


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    Re: Bifora

    Watch looks 70's, which matches the database note that later versions used a pin for the stem release. I think that only the U.K. required explicit mention of country of production, so the fact that doesn't say "german" doesn't necessarily mean much. The balance cock looks to have a different finish, which could suggest that the balance assembly was made in a different place.
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    Re: Bifora

    So....you think it's German then.
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    Re: Bifora

    I may or may not be entirely unwilling to rule out the possibility that this movement wasn't entirely not made in one or the other locations, inclusively.
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    Fair enough. Although it looks 70's, if made for the Indian market it could be somewhat later. But its going in the German section on the balance of probabilities.

    Anyhow, its keeping good time and looking handsome enough, methinks.
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    Re: Bifora

    Nice when the post brings a package...Enjoy.

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    Re: Bifora

    congrats marrick, if wearing the watch makes you want a curry, its indian made lol.

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