Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?
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    Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    I bought the ' Official Catalogue of Swiss Watch Repair Parts' 1948 edition, 2 parts, very happy with it could recommend you also. Online help great reference- just in case if you dont know the web site - watch movements archive: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements , thanks to Dr. Ranfft who is also a Mod in this forum.hope this helps

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by zyk1on View Post
    I bought the ' Official Catalogue of Swiss Watch Repair Parts' 1948 edition, 2 parts, very happy with it could recommend you also. Online help great reference- just in case if you dont know the web site - watch movements archive: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements , thanks to Dr. Ranfft who is also a Mod in this forum.hope this helps
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    Just to clarify, Dr Roland Ranfft is a very valued member of the forum - but is not a moderator.
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    For American movements, the Swigart book "Illustrated Manual of American Watch Movements" is a good choice for a general reference, although company-specific material catalogs generally have more complete information.
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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Congratulations Rollie!

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    I mixed Dr. Ranfft and Richter last time, now MODed him, soon they will not write in my posts anymore:) C'mon what about about my recommendations?

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    Re: Can anyone recommend a good reference book for vintage movements?

    Quote Originally Posted by zyk1on View Post
    I mixed Dr. Ranfft and Richter last time, now MODed him, soon they will not write in my posts anymore:) C'mon what about about my recommendations?
    I've got the Catalogue Officiel as well. The main limitations, as far as I'm concerned, are that it only shows dial-side pictures and of course doesn't show movements introduced after its publication (mine is 1949).

    Apart from the Pink Pages, the other site I regularly refer to is The Metatechnical Cabinet - Movements
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