New find. Any info would be appreciated.

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    New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    I received this thinking it would be a neat watch to have. Now I wear it every day. Was just wondering how old it could be and any thing I can find out about it.
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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    That's a nice looking watch! I would guess it dates from the mid 1960s. Good find.

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Great looking watch, luv the band!


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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Nice watch indeed,like that bridge scheme.Its probably from 1960s.
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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    The holes in the movement are not original. It looks like somebody had a go at skeletonising the movement, reasonably competently.

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomshep View Post
    The holes in the movement are not original. It looks like somebody had a go at skeletonising the movement, reasonably competently.
    The movement is a Peseux Cal. 7001 (or derivative - or predecessor!):

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...wk&Peseux_7001

    ...so, if it really is a 7001 and Ranfft's date are correct, it ought to be early seventies.

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Well spotted Hartmut. Looks like spares won't be a problem. Roland's dates tie quite well to the frequency of the movement, so I'd say he is right on that. When did Peseux design their last movement?

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomshep View Post
    Well spotted Hartmut. Looks like spares won't be a problem. Roland's dates tie quite well to the frequency of the movement, so I'd say he is right on that. When did Peseux design their last movement?
    Oh, around that time - just before they went bust in the quartz crisis (and the rights to their movements taken over by the modern ETA)!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    Thank you all for the information. I love wearing it and hope that it lasts a long time!

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by rtrga; May 6th, 2010 at 14:34.

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    Re: New find. Any info would be appreciated.

    O well,
    if you are a purist YES.
    but on the other hand:
    Somewhereelse said once in a post that he as an aprentice had to skeletonize clocks for learning: maybe he did this one!
    sorry, just for fun!
    It is well done, so it might very well have been done by a student of a watchschool.
    I could have done it also, if I wanted it..... I didn't do it though.
    And if I did it: I am not dead yet, so the watch would not have been in the trade yet.........
    Adds history to the watch in my opinion...

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    RJ van Melle.

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