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    Cyma - information needed

    Hi all.

    Recently, I acquired a Cyma vintage.
    Hand-wound, serial number 7.2771.07 (below this number 8560), caliber R-424 and 29,5mm diameter (without crown) and 30,5mm (with crown).

    Does anyone know the approximate year of production of this watch?

    I have other vintages and this Cyma seems very small. I suppose it is a ladies model...

    Some pictures:





    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    Dr Ranfft's site doesn't have an exact picture match but if you look here http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...2uswk&Cyma_420 on the right side it shows the 424 as being the manual wind version of the automatic shown. It also shows the years available as 1943 to 1954. The size of the watch is consistent with the smaller sizes of watches back then.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    Thanks nsmike!

    As I said, I have other vintages of the same period (early 50`s) and all are slightly larger (minimum 32mm without the crown).

    This size (29,5mm without the crown) in a 50`s vintage is strange to me .

    Thanks.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    The movement isn't a K movement so it lacks shock resistance. I would say it's more likely 40's.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    The movement shown has a Cymaflex shock system.
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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    424 with cymaflex:
    My books say till 1952/3.
    Don't be sure it is true.......

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    RJ van Melle.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    This is a good information...

    Thanks RJ van Melle!

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    424, R 424, 426 SC and 420 AUT are all related with each other.
    base is the same.
    So the ranftt shown is the automatic version, but in base the same calliber.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    Very nice Cyma , Ricardo , great watch and seems to be in excellent shape. and the movement is superb.

    To me. is a watch tamaño cadete (cadet size) , not very appreciated by everyone in these days , but in those years could be used by a young or adolescent fellow.


    Saludos

    Kingmatic
    Last edited by Kingmatic; March 27th, 2010 at 02:49.

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    Re: Cyma - information needed

    Looking at the Ebay, I was scared.
    I found several of these models for sale. All NOS from different sellers.

    And all with the same serial number 7.2771.07 and below 8560 inside the caseback! .

    Only the serial number of the mechanism is different in each one...

    Probably fakes?

    Thanks.

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