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    Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Hi folks, i'm new here and i've just gotten this presumably vintage watch from a local antique store.
    Love the bauhaus-ish look and i just got to have it.
    Anyone knows anything about it?




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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Hi - that is a nice dial.

    I don't know the brand and can't place the movement, but it looks decidedly German to me: The Metatechnical Cabinet - Movement Manufacturer: Kasper (its not identical, but the style is similar) or bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Osco 107 (also - not identical).
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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    It won't be the Osco - that one's a lever movement whereas the Kasper and the OP's movements are both cylindre movements. The Kasper Cal. 100 is from pre-WWII and that fits the Bauhaus style of the watch. The Kasper 100 is a little small (8 3/4''' = 19mm) so unless the OP's watch is small, it may well be Kasper's larger version of their Cal. 100. The similarities are certainly there.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Thanks a lot for the info guys.
    I'm having a bit of trouble googling for "LIVADA", this is quite weird.

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    It won't be the Osco - that one's a lever movement whereas the Kasper and the OP's movements are both cylindre movements. The Kasper Cal. 100 is from pre-WWII and that fits the Bauhaus style of the watch. The Kasper 100 is a little small (8 3/4''' = 19mm) so unless the OP's watch is small, it may well be Kasper's larger version of their Cal. 100. The similarities are certainly there.


    Hartmut Richter
    Just opened it up and took some measurements.
    Movement: 18mm
    Case without crown: 30mm
    Case with crown 32mm

    Will this be cheap to restore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    Just opened it up and took some measurements.
    Movement: 18mm
    Case without crown: 30mm
    Case with crown 32mm

    Will this be cheap to restore?
    If you don't need parts, any good watchmaker can disassemble, clean, lubricate, and regulate back to new... If you need parts, then you might have a problem. But most of these vintage pieces only need a normal service. My watchmaker charges about $150. But prices vary around the world.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Wow, thats a bit steep, especially when u consider the fact that i got the watch for about 20bucks.

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    Wow, thats a bit steep, especially when u consider the fact that i got the watch for about 20bucks.
    Yep... when you factor in needed service the cost of cheap vintage is sometimes not cheap.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    I'm a sad boy... My watchmaker said it's out of his ability :(

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    Re: Need help with identification of this LIVADA watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner View Post
    I'm a sad boy... My watchmaker said it's out of his ability :(
    Cylinder watches are hard.

    I wonder if the similarity between Livada and Nivada is an intentional marketing ploy.

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