Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

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    Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    Any information about this watch will be appreciated. Keeps excellent time. The movement is EPPO signed, 482? Thanks. ( sorry for the poor Iphone pictures)


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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    I can tell you the obvious. Has a German movement Otero 482, bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Otero 482. Dial is an early 60's style maybe late 50's. Nice watch btw, it seems to be in good condition. I have a baylor watch which looks similar to it and it has a german PUW movement.
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    Quote Originally Posted by ltri View Post
    I can tell you the obvious. Has a German movement Otero 482, bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Otero 482. Dial is an early 60's style maybe late 50's. Nice watch btw, it seems to be in good condition. I have a baylor watch which looks similar to it and it has a german PUW movement.
    Thanks for the information Itri. Is the Otero 482 considered decent?

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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    Sharp looking watch!!

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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    The Otero automatics have excenter (Pellaton style) winding systems so they should be quite efficient.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    Hi Hartmut,

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    The Otero automatics have excenter (Pellaton style) winding systems so they should be quite efficient.....
    Even worse: They have the "magic lever" which Seiko some years later claimed as one of the greatest Japanese contribution to watch making.

    Regard, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Kawneer made in Germany? Help identify.

    Thanks for the responses gentlemen. The watch is much more appealing then the pictures show.
    Last edited by randballen; December 24th, 2011 at 02:18.

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