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    Movement identification help

    Alright guys I'm a bit confused with this one. I got it in a lot and I have my doubts and questions. The dial says "Bulova" but it doesn't seem like the case dial or movement is actually Bulova material. I could use some help identifying the movement, it has no text except "shock proof" and I can't find anything under the balance. There appears to be a small letter "E" on one of the plates though.
    Can anyone tell if this is a really old Bulova/franken/fake? I have my doubts but thought I would share anyway.
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    Re: Movement identification help

    I am sorry but I can't identify it. Ranfft doesn't give us a match either on this one. All I can say is that it's vaguely Cortebert-like (but that is a very long shot) and that it has suffered - the balance cock retains the original rhodium plating but the rest of the movement has lost it and shows that basic brass material.

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    Re: Movement identification help

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    I am sorry but I can't identify it. Ranfft doesn't give us a match either on this one. All I can say is that it's vaguely Cortebert-like (but that is a very long shot) and that it has suffered - the balance cock retains the original rhodium plating but the rest of the movement has lost it and shows that basic brass material.

    Hartmut Richter
    Not a problem, thanks for trying. I can't seem to find it either. Is there anywhere else I might find identifiying marks or a cal. number?
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    Re: Movement identification help

    Hi Hartmut,

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Ranfft doesn't give us a match either on this one.
    Haha, I could say, if in doubt it's one of the zillion variants of the AS 340, but actually I found it with the advanced search. The next similar bridge layout is Fig. 3 here:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 340

    To be honest, the only interesting is the early shock device. Else it is cobbled together junk: Dial from an early Bulova with sweep second (likey glued to the movement), case from Eska (Sylvan Kocher), and since both used to sign their movements, this one came from a third source. Finally the hands don't match the dial style.

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    Re: Movement identification help

    That's what I figured, however the dial is not glued but has 2 screws at 8 and 12. Thanks Roland
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    Re: Movement identification help

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Hartmut,
    Haha, I could say, if in doubt it's one of the zillion variants of the AS 340, but actually I found it with the advanced search. The next similar bridge layout is Fig. 3 here:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 340

    To be honest, the only interesting is the early shock device. Else it is cobbled together junk: Dial from an early Bulova with sweep second (likey glued to the movement), case from Eska (Sylvan Kocher), and since both used to sign their movements, this one came from a third source. Finally the hands don't match the dial style.

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    Re: Movement identification help

    For a moment I thought that the inscription inside the back said 'Switcheroo'
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    Re: Movement identification help

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    For a moment I thought that the inscription inside the back said 'Switcheroo'
    Might have been mildly appropriate!
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