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    Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    Today came this Amec watch. I can't find a reference to Amec watches - and its not the engineering company of that name which wasn't formed until 1982.

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    The case is 33mm across, and appears to be all aluminium - as indeed it was described on ebay.

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    Inside is this no-jewel pin-pallet (edit: cylinder - thanks Mirius) movement. I can't see any markings, and I can't ID it. So if anyone recognises it I'd be grateful.
    The bracelet is marked 'Made in France' - so it may be a French movement or possibly German.
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    Its running well and keeping good time so far.
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    re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    That's a cylinder movement there and probably Swiss by the balance cock markings. But it is a very nice watch


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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    Thank you. I'm not very used to cylinder escapements - forgive my ignorance. I've changed the thread title for the sake of authenticity.

    It could be an AM.
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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    If I were to take a bet I'd guess that it's an AS movement - they have a 12'" which looks somewhat similar. Unless someone else recognises it an under the dial shot might help.


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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    That's quite rare to see a cylinder movement in a watch this late, I'd guess late thirties
    or even forties.

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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    I think the last cylinder watches came out in the 1960s. This one looks 1940s or 50s to me.
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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    I think the last cylinder watches came out in the 1960s. This one looks 1940s or 50s to me.
    I'm inclined towards 1940's myself. In which case, I can't see it being Swiss as there is no 'Swiss made' on the movement nor on the dial.

    I'm quite pleased with it. It cost £4 for the record.
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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    That's quite rare to see a cylinder movement in a watch this late, I'd guess late thirties
    or even forties.
    Very uncommon - I don't think I've got another cylinder movement at all.

    And no mention of Swiss on it - so I'm still leaning towards French or German. I'll take the dial off one day - but not just yet.
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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    strange watch - difficult to date based on mechanism versus style.
    Thanks for posting it
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    Re: Obscure cylinder watch - Amec.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    I'm inclined towards 1940's myself. In which case, I can't see it being Swiss as there is no 'Swiss made' on the movement nor on the dial.

    I'm quite pleased with it. It cost £4 for the record.
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