Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

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    Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    I have a Favre Leuba coming in which I bought on the Bay.

    I only don't know much about this type of watch and would like to know if anyone can shine some light on it?




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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Here's the Favre-Leuba website where you can check the history of the company.
    http://www.favre-leuba.ch/
    Nice 15 jewel wind-up you have there. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Great condition ... so good I thought it might be a redial at first!! Let us know how well it runs after you get it cleaned and lubed
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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Great condition ... so good I thought it might be a redial at first!! Let us know how well it runs after you get it cleaned and lubed
    Yes - very nice indeed. If you get into Favre-Leuba as a brand, be aware that a lot were exported to India. Many of these suffered dial damage over the years (heat & humidity) and are offered on ebay with 'refinished dials' - often in weird colours that don't look right and are of indifferent quality. But, as Eeeb says, this one looks original and super.

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Yes, will have it serviced when I receive it. Will let you guys know how it runs.


    Is it normal that the movement isn't signed "Favre Leuba"?

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sh!ne View Post
    Is it normal that the movement isn't signed "Favre Leuba"?
    Looking at their history, I strongly suspect they have had a mix of home made, bought, and bought and modified movements. But I haven't followed this brand with enough attention to say anything about this specific movement with any surity...

    ... but this being the Internet, we all have an opinion, informed or not , so I would guess they got this from someone else and didn't do sufficient finish on this model to label it.

    Others who know more may say otherwise... we'll find out!
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    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Watch loses 10 min. a day, I will have it cleaned and regulated this week.

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    When your watchmaker takes it apart for servicing, ask him if he can see any marks under the balance or on the dial side of the movement that might identify it for you.
    Last edited by Ray MacDonald; March 30th, 2008 at 17:45.

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    Re: Favre Leuba fomr the 1940s?

    Thanks for the tip, will do!

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