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    Eldor geneve

    Greetings.

    I’ve recently acquired a vintage eldor geneve chronograph watch with what I believe the landeron 48 movement. It took me a while to open up the caseback and I finally did it today. The movement itself is quite loud compared to my two other old manual wind watches (seiko and camy). Are all landeron 48s this loud? Like I can hear the ticking sound even when it is in my bedside table drawer. However it is visually pleasing with some sort of stripe finish that’s more commonly seen in German watches.

    The movement does not have a vintage look (quite new in my opinion) and is not signed Swiss made 17 jewels so it makes me wonder if there are any copycats of this particular movement. Like I know the seagull st19 is based off venus 175. So is there any chance that this is not Swiss made?

    Thank you in advance for your input.
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    Re: Eldor geneve

    well just did a search and realised that this is potentially Geneva stripe


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    No, true Geneva stripes look different. This just has some etched lines that simulate Geneva stripes. As for the noise, pin levers are usually louder than Swiss lever movements but this is a Swiss lever movement. I suspect that it gets down to just how much the case resonates and transmits the noise of the movement and this one does so a little better.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Eldor geneve

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    No, true Geneva stripes look different. This just has some etched lines that simulate Geneva stripes. As for the noise, pin levers are usually louder than Swiss lever movements but this is a Swiss lever movement. I suspect that it gets down to just how much the case resonates and transmits the noise of the movement and this one does so a little better.

    Hartmut Richter
    thanks very much for the insight.


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    I think your movement is quite old, in fact it's not even shock-protected.
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    I have no doubts that this is a vintage Swiss movement. Not Soviet, Russian or Chinese.
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