Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

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    Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    I need some help identifying this HENRI Blanc GENEVE 17J swiss movement. checked on the Ranfft Watches archive (AS, FHF), but I havent found a close match, searching on internet about HENRI Blanc GENEVE end up not much details, could someone provide more information about this brand and Eloga watch Co.

    Diameter is around 33mm,
    movement signed with Eloga Watch Co. 17 jewels unadjusted swiss

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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by Helioshiye View Post
    ...checked on the Ranfft Watches archive (AS, FHF), but I havent found a close match
    The advanced search function on top right of each page fond a match with few mouse clicks:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 1194

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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    Thanks, found the advanced search, great web ! Is this military watch?any infor for Henri blanc ?

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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Helioshiye View Post
    I need some help identifying this HENRI Blanc GENEVE 17J swiss movement. checked on the Ranfft Watches archive (AS, FHF), but I havent found a close match, searching on internet about HENRI Blanc GENEVE end up not much details, could someone provide more information about this brand and Eloga watch Co.

    Diameter is around 33mm,
    movement signed with Eloga Watch Co. 17 jewels unadjusted swiss

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    I was in Geneve Switzerland last weekend at a lfea market. I found a Vienna Regulator wall clock with Henri Blanc name on the dial. After paying 250 Swiss franc for the clock, I could not find much reference to Henri Blanc...After removing the movement, I was extremely surprised to find out the it was a Lenzkirch Clock! This leads me to believe that Henri Blanc was a reseller of timepieces and Jewelry in Geneve. He had his name inscribed on the products he sold. He obviously sold high end merchandise considering your 17 jewel watch and a Lenzkirsh Clock. Had I known this...I would have bought another clock with his name on the dial...

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    To be honest, this watch isn't really all that "high end"; it looks to be a late 40's "military inspired" creation using one of the more common swiss movements of the time. That's not to say it's cheap, but it's fairly pedestrian. I'm also not sure that isn't a recase; it may just be the angle of the shot, but the dial doesn't look centered.
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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    Thank you for the info.

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    Re: Help needed! Identifying henri blanc 17J Swiss Movement

    Unfortunately, I can't rule out the possibility of a mariage (dial and movement from different original watches). Eloga was a subbrand of Fortis and are best known for making the first plastic watch, the "Flipper" (made from Noryl). Henri Blanc on the other hand was somehow associated with Fabrique Total (according to mikrolisk) so I can't see a connection.....

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