Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

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    Question Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

    Hello,
    I recently purchased this watch on eBay and I have no idea what it exactly is.


    The case is made by Fahy's and is guaranteed for 25 years and has a symbol of a medical staff with the two snakes wrapped around it. It looks similar to a trench watch, but is very small (about 24mm wide).


    The dial is very hard to read, but it looks like it says "Chione M" in cursive.


    The movement says "Audemars Freres Geneve". It is also stamped with "Swiss", "15 Jewels - 2 Adjustments", and "783". There is also a stamping that has been cut off by one of the gears.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any info on this and whether it is related to Audemars Piguet.


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    Thanks

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    Re: Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

    Hmmmmm. I think that Audemars Freres wasn't linked to Audemars Piguet in any way. Mikrolisk lists it as a brand of J. Lippetz & Co. of La Chaux de Fonds as well as an independent brand in Le Brassus (which is admittedly where AP are these days). The movement has a common layout used by many (Adolf Schild Cal. 340 series, Fontainemelon Cal. 30 series, Venus Cal. 60, Peseux Cal. 70, ETA Cal. 361.....) and guessing from the position of the stem release screw, of those I'd plump for the FHF Cal. 30 as the most likely candidate:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 30

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

    Well, we can at least date the movement to around 1885-1900's based on this forum post here.

    The other thing I'm wondering is about the case. It looks like a trench design, but it seems quite small (24mm case). It's also very utilitarian, so I don't think it would be a ladies watch. Very confusing

    I'm surprised that there are no other examples of this watch online. Hopefully it's not just a 'frankenstein' watch made of various companies.

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    Re: Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

    That link doesn't work for me but I suspect that date range is a little too early.


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    Re: Help Identifying Audemars Freres Watch

    Need Help ID'ing Audemars Freres Wrist Watch

    Looks like it's been solved. It's a Chrono M watch made by the National Watch Company.

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