Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

Thread: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tyneside UK
    Posts
    29

    Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    Hi everyone

    First post and its a request for help.

    I've recently acquired an early porcelain dialed single button Chronograph but cannot identify the movement. I've checked images on the net but with no success. I'm hoping someone can help. Its actually not in too bad a condition and although its missing the button (a new one has been sourced and is one its way) the movement is actually running.

    The only info to add is that there is a '36' stamped underneath the balance wheel if that means anything.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

    John

    Name:  SNV30054.JPG
Views: 316
Size:  45.3 KBName:  SNV30058.JPG
Views: 312
Size:  40.5 KB

  2. #2
    Member bstag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Euless Tx
    Posts
    140

    Re: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    It looks like a Landeron movement. Something like this bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Landeron 39 . Of course it not this exact one but it looks like their style.
    Last edited by bstag; October 16th, 2011 at 19:02. Reason: clarification

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tyneside UK
    Posts
    29

    Re: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    Hi

    Thanks. I did look through Dr Rannfts archive, and there were no real matches to my movement. It may be because it is an early one. In some ways its closer to a Hanhart, but in others it bears a resemblance to a Landeron. But neither convince me one way or the other.

    Hopefully someone out there knows more.

    cheers

    John

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member AbslomRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada
    Posts
    5,315

    Re: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    Looks closest to what Bestfit shows as a "Landeron 3". That's a 15.5''' movement (not sure how big yours is). Not an exact match, but I'm not sure if the base Landeron 3 had one or two buttons, and if this is smaller, there'd be some differences in the design. Bestfit only really lists the "common" movements, so if this was rare, it wouldn't show. Probably really is a Landeron 36.
    My growing collection of "affordable" vintages: http://www.abslomrob.com

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tyneside UK
    Posts
    29

    Re: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    Many thanks

    I've checked the size and its is approximately 35mm in diameter which I think would make it about 15.5".

    So as you say perhaps it is a Landeron 3 or as the stamp under the balance a Landeron 36.

    Is the bestfit cataloque readily available or would you have any idea where would I be able to find an image of the Landeron 3?

    Kind regards

    John

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tyneside UK
    Posts
    29

    Re: Newbie: Chronograph movement ID help required

    Okay....

    Answering my own question. Managed to find an image of a Landeron 3 and can see what you mean. Also found an image of the Landeron 13 which is a slightly smaller movement but has other similar characteristics to mine.

    It does seem that mine is a Landeron and possibly a Landeron 36. This begs the question, as I can't find any mention anywhere of a Landeron 36, is it a rare movement, assuming of course that it actually is a '36' as per the stamped number.

    Anyone out there with specialist Landeron knowledge?

    Many thanks so far.

    Best regards

    John

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •