Have you seen before (Swiss)?

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    Picture Have you seen before (Swiss)?

    Does anybody know what brand and moviment?
    Whatch year?


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    Member Eeeb's Avatar
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    Re: Have you seen before (Swiss)?

    Generic Swiss from the early twentieth century... most likely 1930s/40s.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    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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    Mod. Russian, China Mech. Chascomm's Avatar
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    Re: Have you seen before (Swiss)?

    It's not a familiar brand or movement to me. I wonder what "first class" means in this context? Interestingly for a Swiss movement is has the cheaper pin-lever escapement, but with a fully-jewelled 4-wheel train. I might have seen something like this with an indirect central seconds hand and signed 'Sindaco', but I'll have to search through a few old photos to confirm it. I'd date it to late 1940s to early 1950s.

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    Member JohnF's Avatar
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    Re: Have you seen before (Swiss)?

    Hi -

    You guys are good.

    Seriously, the movement lacks any sort of anti-shock on the balance wheel, pointing to a mass-volume movement from the 1930s/1940s, as the anti-shock was reserved for more expensive movements. The "First-Class" on the dial means virtually nothing.

    It's a 15-jewel version of the EB 1332 or whatever derivative that may be. The finishing called out "Felsa" to me, but there's nothing close made by Felsa. But Chascomm saw what I didn't immediately see: it is a pin-lever escapement!

    It's not a bad movement, but most certainly remains a mass-production movement. Hard to get parts for, as they were pretty much designed as a one-way product.

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