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    Interesting wristwatch

    Hi folks!
    bought this watch a few days ago.
    Never seen anything like it! It has a great look to my taste and if anyone can identify it, that would be great!
    The case is 10k gold filled...
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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    I've not seen such a watch before... but I know a moderator who will enjoy this post!

    It looks like one of the screws is too high and rubs against the caseback. An artifact of the 'reinforcing'? I suspect the ebauche used was an ancestor of the Peseux 40
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    Its a nice looking watch
    I am interested to hear more info.
    The screw from the ratchet wheel has come loose (probably did not have a left hand thread)
    So its been rubbing the case bottom when watch was wound
    Worth tightening it up
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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    Warwick Bulova Watch Company, Inc. / J. Bulova & Cie. Biel, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Schweiz; New York, USA; registriert am 7.6.1960
    Warwick Knickerbocker Watch Co. / Barclay Watch Manufacturers Kleinuhren, Großuhren; Biel, Schweiz; New York, USA; registriert am 25.6.1923

    Pioneer Gunzinger Freres SA / Technos SA Welschenrohr, Schweiz; registriert am 27.4.1938

    Pioneer A. Michel SA / SA des Usines Favoris Uhren, Uhrwerke; Grenchen, Schweiz; registriert am 27.3.1918
    thanks to mikrolisk
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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    Hi there,

    the movement is an AS 340. Among the many variants there was also one with covered winding gear:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 340



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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    'Warwick Reinforced' is a terrific name to see on a watch.
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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    I must admit that when I saw the movement, I also first thought of Adolf Schild - on the basis of the mainspring bridge (having seen it in Dr. Ranfft's database often enough). Since the movement has a "226" on it, I would tentatively suggest a Cal. AS 226.

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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    AS341


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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    ...other thing, assuming that the numbers should be radium filled, don't you think the hands are sort of...wrong?
    Maybe something like this:
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    Re: Interesting wristwatch

    I agree that with radium numbers, those hands don't make much sense. However, I am not so sure that the numbers were actually radium filled.....

    Hartmut Richter

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