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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Hard to tell from the photos as seem just out of focus there and the punching is messy. It seems to me that the top part of the 6 if it were a 6 is straight as it would be with a 3 and there could be the top to the three too. But too hard to be sure on my phone.


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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Just a theory, but the number could just be a sequence serial. When finishing movements like this, the location of the pivots was subject to minor variations in location, so it was important to keep all the bridges and cocks together with the main plate to ensure that the gears would mesh properly. So you might find (for example) that if you remove the balance and look on the bottom of it, another "68" stamped there (and similarly under all the bridges). Makers like Gallet would use the last three or so digits of the movement serial, but a smaller maker might not bother with a full serial number.
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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Yes that could be for I have a bunch of old Revue GT movements and all have an unique double number.

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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Hi Adam,

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    ... Can you explain how you started your search, so I may learn how to better do it.
    I'd be happy if I could, but it was just luck. This calibre shares its visual details with lots of others from its time, and entering all visible details in the advanced search form brings more than 200 hits. But as the list is arranged alphabetically, AM appeared pretty near the top of the list. It would have been boring if it were a Zenith 40-T, which is the last in the list.

    However, this was actually the worst case. Usually the list is short enough to find a match pretty fast.

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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Hard to tell from the photos as seem just out of focus there and the punching is messy. It seems to me that the top part of the 6 if it were a 6 is straight as it would be with a 3 and there could be the top to the three too. But too hard to be sure on my phone.
    Pretty sure it is a '6', even if it was a '3' it would not change anything, the first caliber number I could find for A Michel is '90'.

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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Adam,


    I'd be happy if I could, but it was just luck. This calibre shares its visual details with lots of others from its time, and entering all visible details in the advanced search form brings more than 200 hits. But as the list is arranged alphabetically, AM appeared pretty near the top of the list. It would have been boring if it were a Zenith 40-T, which is the last in the list.

    However, this was actually the worst case. Usually the list is short enough to find a match pretty fast.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thanks Roland
    I had tried your site by searching caliber 68?
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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    [QUOTE=HOROLOGIST007;8207205]Pretty sure it is a '6', even if it was a '3' it would not change anything, the first caliber number I could find for A Michel is '90'.
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    Then you need better references. I suspect that Roland is right though my reference 220 has a different click. Still a dial side shot would do much to resolve these identification issues. A Michel were pretty much a volume supplier and produced numerous bridge variations and dial side shots provide much more definitive identification.


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    Re: Help Needed, Identifying a movement - Caliber 68?

    [QUOTE=Mirius;8207853]
    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Pretty sure it is a '6', even if it was a '3' it would not change anything, the first caliber number I could find for A Michel is '90'.
    /QUOTE]

    Then you need better references. I suspect that Roland is right though my reference 220 has a different click. Still a dial side shot would do much to resolve these identification issues. A Michel were pretty much a volume supplier and produced numerous bridge variations and dial side shots provide much more definitive identification.
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