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    Latest acquisition, GSTP

    My vintage military collection has been lacking a GSTP and Iíve just found one at a local antiques centre







    Itís one of the no name ones and the hands have had a bad lume job at some time, itís also missing a movement case screw but I didnít pay a lot for it and it plugs the gap.

    Now to find a DH pocket watch 🧐

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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    Beautiful watch in nice condition

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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    Thanks Bubba,

    Yours is a beauty, although, for a no name one the movement in mine is quite charming, anyone know what it is?

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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    The bridges seem to be the same as on the Langendorf 2-19 which - according to Ranfft - comes as both Lťpine and Savonette
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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    I think that it's more likely a variant of a Fontainemelon (FHF) movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 1, 19'''H4.3

    Here's your Langendorf movement by comparison (the 1-19''' since your 2-19''' is the savonette version). As one can see, the geartrain is a little more spaced out in the Langendorf, one reason why I consider it unlikely to be the right one.

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Langendorf 1-19'''I

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    Latest acquisition, GSTP

    Thanks Harmut, I think youíre right with the FHF, it makes sense I suppose, the British government would have needed loads of reliable, robust watches and along with the usual suspects of manufacturers they possibly went to the ebauche manufacturer directly but Iím just guessing.

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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    WWII German issued Orator and a Smiths GSTP and Leonidas GSTP from my collection. The Smiths was made in England.


    Fantastic Jaeger, an elusive variety not found as of yet for my collection.
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    Nice watch wear it in good health
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    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    . . . anyone know what it is? . . .
    pictured on the left -

    an actual FHF caliber 2 emblazoned ebauche with flat hairspring

    yours on the right sporting -

    a gilt finish

    an obvious barrel window in the french manner

    a coarser train bridge with a centerwheel pinion bushing

    a refined escape wheel bridge and additional screw and hole jewel with a cap?

    Breguet overcoil hairspring indicated by the pronouncedly shorter stud support and regulator curb pin arm

    It would be interesting to review the mil spec that was used to select and or develop this series of diverse manufactured movements.
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    Re: Latest acquisition, GSTP

    Nice watch Matt . I have these two as well as a black dial JLC waiting to be re-staffed.

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