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    Movement identification

    Hello ,

    I just bought this PW.Can anyone help me to identify the movement?

    Thank you !

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    Re: Movement identification

    Looks slightly Cortebert-ish to me, at least the layout resembles the cal. 488, but the shape of the balance cock and the hairspring stud carrier rule that out. Definitely not Unitas, Buser or Revue, at least not any of the ones listed in the Ranfft archive- once I've seen the movement, I somehow thought of these three, so I've checked them out, but couldn't find a match.
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    Re: Movement identification

    @mkws : thanks for the info !

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    It looks to me like a variation of an A. Michel caliber 196. The bridge is a bit different, but many things look similar enough to at least reflect the same parentage. And that means the watch might be a Favoris, the brand made by AM before being absorbed into Ebauches SA in 1925.



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    Re: Movement identification

    Can you measure it - how many ligne?

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    Re: Movement identification

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    Re: Movement identification

    Hello , this is a photo with the dimension of the movement.
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    Re: Movement identification

    That is 18.25 ligne, same as the AM movement I showed, which is too bad--a different size could easily explain the slightly different wheel layout and going bridge shape. But I still suspect I have the maker right and it's just a variation not in the Ranfft database.

    The brand may have been intended to be applied by paint to the dial, whereas the numbers were fired into the enamel. This was probably a generic model that could be labeled as a house brand by the store that sold it.

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    Ebel: 1911 BTR 9137L73* and 9139L71*, 1911 1120L41*, 1911 Senior 9080241, Brasilias 9120M41 (2), Aquatica 500 9120K61, Classic Hexagon GMT 9301F61, Classic 100 LE 9120R41; Baume & Mercier: Capeland World-Timer
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    Vintage: JLC: ref. 2953, ca. 1946; Longines: Flagship cal 285; Zodiac: SST cal. 86, Aerospace GMT cal. 72; Favre-Leuba: cal. 253; Tianjin: Dong Feng cal. ST5; Elgin: Gr. 152 (1898), Gr. 384 (1919); Ebel: ca. 1962 ref. 9214955
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    Re: Movement identification

    Thank you for the information !

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