Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch
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    Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch

    Hey all, found an Angelus I'm interested in for a decent price but I'm having trouble identifying if its real or not. Looks to be a chronograph from around 1940. Possibly a SF210/SF215? Unable to find anything concrete as to if this is a legit Angelus or maybe even as franken, since the back case number refers to an older SF15 model. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch

    Hi there,

    the movement is an Angelus 215, but it has seen better days, not to say many much better days. The dial likely belongs to the movement, but is pretty near to the border between charming patina and scrap. The case is a terrible tinker work, and I can't imagine that it left any watch factory in this shape. Bringing all to an acceptable shape will cost you much more than a mint authentic sample.

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    Re: Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch

    Angelus cal 210 has two pins and on retaining screw on the balance bridge. There were two variants of the 210, one with one pusher, the other a two pusher model. The case model is 91D, dating from around 1937-39.

    The cal 215 has one screw holding the bridge in place; I believe, therefore, that this model is a cal 210.

    [The case is unlikely to be original, as it is not engraved Angelus, as most models were. – I now believe I was wrong in this assertion and the case could well be genuine.] The crown style is not of the correct period, though and so probably a more modern change out. The dial is quite worn, as Mr Ranfft suggests; however, there are people who would find it attractive.
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    Re: Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch

    I would pass, too much of a mediocre condition watch for me not even worth fixing which would cost three times the price of the watch
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    Re: Need help identifying Angelus Chronograph c. 1940 watch

    What does the caseback number refers to? Do You have infos about Angelus reference numbers?

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    Surely, if the case/back are SS then they could be polished to a presentable looks. Yes, the movement presents certain challenge but ...

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