Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

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    Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Sorry...feel like I am posting enough threads to keep WUS going on my own at the mo!

    Its been a while since Ive asked the question....

    anyone recognise this movement:



    Looks familiar to me... but just cant place it! Think (from the approx case size) it will be a 13'''

    Case is an ALD which I think dates to 1914 (hallmarks are not the clearest)
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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Is that another SS&co watch you have found this site for you Stauffer, Son & Co. of La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Stauffer & Co. of London this guys site it also good Nicolet Split Second Chronograph

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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Is that another SS&co watch you have found this site for you Stauffer, Son & Co. of La Chaux-de-Fonds, and Stauffer & Co. of London
    Thank you Joe,

    I am aware of David's site (and his Stauffer page).... Its where I get all of my Vintage watch straps from....

    You are correct it carries the Stauffer Son & Co mark.

    I dont have the watch yet (hopefully tomorrow) so cant check under the dial. The movement appears to be good quality, with parts similar to others I have seen (and own)... but I hoped someone would recognise it.

    Marc
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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Just found this thread and someone posted pics of Orion movement https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/sta...-a-673664.html

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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    I know its not exactly the same as the movement shown in the picture but damn close

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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Just found this thread and someone posted pics of Orion movement https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/sta...-a-673664.html

    Thanks Joe... I should have just searched the Forum... and not google!

    It does indeed look like the Orion movement as posted by Cellar:




    the 1324 Ref movement seems close!
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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Fancy that, I thought I recognised that movement from somewhere, yet another quality watch
    Marc.

    My similar movement center secs watch referenced by Joe, is still lying dismantled on my bench along with another two watches all requiring
    work. I really need to get stuck in and get these watches done, I have threads to finish off too.

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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Fancy that, I thought I recognised that movement from somewhere, yet another quality watch
    Marc.
    Thanks Radger,

    It needs some TLC... 'cathedral' minute hand missing... as is the crystal.

    But described as running - but not timed (probably hard with a just an hour hand).

    I just set up a snipe bid when I saw it... forgot about it, then saw I needed to pay for an item!
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    Re: Its been a while - trench watch movement ID?

    I've won watches that way too, always a pleasant surprise.

    You can't go wrong with a Stauffer and the movement in your
    watch looks unmolested.

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