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    Help ID this movement

    Hey all, fixin up this watch for a friend, and I need help IDing the movement so I can (hopefully) find a replacement.

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    Re: Help ID this movement

    AS 554, like the stamp says? bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 554

    That stamp tells you that the movement is pre 1926ish, since that's when they started switching over to the ESA ebauche symbol.
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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Never mind, said above :)
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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    AS 554, like the stamp says? . . . . .
    I can dance to that tune.
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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    I can dance to that tune.
    A good example of Dr. Ranfft's oft repeated song that the positioning of the parts of the movement are often more important than the bridging in making identifications.
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    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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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    AS 554, like the stamp says? bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 554

    That stamp tells you that the movement is pre 1926ish, since that's when they started switching over to the ESA ebauche symbol.
    Thanks. I noticed the stamp. Just wanted a second opinion if that was the movement or something else.

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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post

    That stamp tells you that the movement is pre 1926ish, since that's when they started switching over to the ESA ebauche symbol.
    If that is true then it conflicts with Roland's stated opinion that the TSR stamp shown in that photo was only used in the early Thirties. I forget the actual year he quotes for it.


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    Re: Help ID this movement

    That's a good point; I'm not sure exactly when ESA came out with their standardized ebauche symbol (I had read it somewhere but can't find the reference anymore...)
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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    If that is true then it conflicts with Roland's stated opinion that the TSR stamp shown in that photo was only used in the early Thirties. I forget the actual year he quotes for it.
    Year is 1936.
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    Re: Help ID this movement

    Which is odd when you find it on Harwoods.


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