Can someone tell me about this movement?

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    Can someone tell me about this movement?

    This is my grandfathers old Altsa deep driver. (17 jewel) I just got some watch tools so I opened it for the first time. I must say it is really nice looking movement. Can anyone tell me what it is I am looking at?

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    Re: Can someone tell me about this movement?

    I don't recognize the movment right off, but there looks to be a caliber code up beside the escape wheel (about 1:00 in the picture above). Alsta was a trademark of the Alstater Watch Corp., NYC. They registered the trademark in 1954, but claim its use since 1948.
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    Looks like something from the Felsa 4000 family


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    Re: Looks like something from the Felsa 4000 family


    Is that a good movement or a bad movement?

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    Re: Can someone tell me about this movement?

    Dear,
    the Felsa 4000 series are extremely reliable.
    I even prefer them above the ETA automatic of the same era.
    I never ever have them back for guarentees.
    I like the locking system of the rotor: that small arrow on it explains how it works: simple but very effective.
    The only thing is that the rotor can have some play as the rotor's bearing is bronze.
    But that is actually only with "butchered" watches.
    nice watch! enjoy it wearing.

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.

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    Re: Can someone tell me about this movement?

    Thank you for your time. This watch has not been serviced in 35 years and is still keeping good time. My local watch repairman wont touch it if it is running good. (I only wear every once in a while.) Do I need to be concerned about having it serviced?

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    Re: Can someone tell me about this movement?

    I you don't take your car to the garage every say 20.000 KM the car wil still run after 100.000 KM but will be very likely have suffered internal damage due to lack of maintenance....
    same with a watch:
    have your watchrepairer take a look at it:
    If the oil is gone, dirty he can tell you.
    If the oil looks alright and the rotor bearing still has grease or oil in it a direct service is not very important
    If you buy a watch with unknown hystory best is to service it.
    then you know what you have.

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