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    Help needed to identify movement type AS

    The watch has been aquired 1972. Norvina is a word mark of Schnurr, Pforzheim/Germany, registered 1958.

    The movement must be a AS 1977-2, according to some pictures I saw on the Internet. There is also a similar AS 1977-2 INT. Does anybody know who manufactured these AS-movements?
    Movement size approx 18mm x 15 mm (length/width)
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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hessu View Post
    Thanks very much!!!

    I got fooled by this website here, whatever it says:

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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    That chip carved style of plate decoration seems to be often associated with ST movements.


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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    That chip carved style of plate decoration seems to be often associated with ST movements.
    I've seen a lot of cheaper 70's movements with it; it's an easy way to avoid having to machine a smooth finish.
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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    The chip style was also a favourite of FE (France Ebauches). The movement is based on an old Fontainemelon (FHF) movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 60

    ...and was also copied by Durowe:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Durowe 61

    ...who eventually became INT (Intex) in the frame of the Ebauches SA. Hence the ST-INT signatures.

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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The chip style was also a favourite of FE (France Ebauches). The movement is based on an old Fontainemelon (FHF) movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 60

    ...and was also copied by Durowe:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Durowe 61

    ...who eventually became INT (Intex) in the frame of the Ebauches SA. Hence the ST-INT signatures.

    Hartmut Richter
    Thanks very much!! I think this movement type went across a few companies and mergers.

    Actually, I gave this watch to my wife as a wedding present 43 years ago. It was almost fully wound up, but didn't do anything anymore. Fortunately, it is easy to take the movement out without having to remove the crown. I sat there for half an hour moving the balance spring with a wooden toothpick (one of the most important tools in amateur watchrepair) and was also giving a little pressure to the last wheel. After a while, it started swinging again without interruption. On the timescale, the readings are continuously getting better and the band and case are clean again after an ultrasonic bath.

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    Re: Help needed to identify movement type AS

    ...but still no real substitute for a decent service. I would get it done up if your wife wants to wear it regularly. No sense in damaging an heirloom.

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