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    More LOV

    I took a chance on a dodgy photo and the briefest of descriptions on this LOV from Hubert Lambert et fils of Villers-le-Lac:



    It arrived this morning and after a couple of hours cleaning and polishing this is the result:



    The back of the lugs have some tarnishing, as does the area aound the back, but the face is clean and tidy. The crown has "brassed" a little with wear, but on the wrist it looks more than acceptable.

    It has just a basic press on back, with a logo inside that I don't recognise



    Inside is a Cupillard 233 10.5''' 1st generation 15 jewel, so no surprises there.





    This early version of the 233 was known as the tractor engine, (moteur de tracteur), due to its sturdy nature and reliability.

    So far, it's been running strongly for the last 6 hours, but more time will tell.

    The movement tends to date it to the 1950's, and as later 1960's LOV's used more modern variants like the 233-60, this is probably about right for age.

    For more history and information on LOV, see here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/sma...ir-684749.html
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    Re: More LOV

    Very nice John,

    Like before... LOVing the the dial design!

    Congrats,

    Marc
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    I've just realised I have seen the logo inside of the case back before!

    The back of one of my unbranded French watches, with the same Cupillard 233





    So presumably it's the case makers mark.
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    Re: More LOV

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    Very nice John,

    Like before... LOVing the the dial design!

    Congrats,

    Marc
    Thanks Marc

    I do like plain and simple faces (much like my own)
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    Re: More LOV

    Nice John, I do love the "LOV" watches, very nice

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    Super watch - encore!
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    Congrats John great looking classic piece, just a note when I search the bay for a french watch they never ever seem to come up, please share your secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Congrats John great looking classic piece, just a note when I search the bay for a french watch they never ever seem to come up, please share your secret.
    Thanks Joe

    The trick is, live in France and buy through French fleabay It's like when I search through fleabay UK, all the stuff I fancy the seller will only deliver to the UK Mind you, English watches, your Smiths, Services and all the different Newmark brands etc etc are as rare as real ale here. French fleabay has droves of LIPs, Swiss watches and Ukranian garage watches, and only a few of the brands I go for. There's also one seller who buys Mumbai specials and then "repackages" them as Swiss watches being sold from his "collection" in Alsace at hideous high prices, you know the sort of thing, pink faced Favre Leuba Duomatics etc. I've ended up buying from Sweden, Spain & Portugal because my stuff is actually not seen very often here anymore.
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