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    Please help identifying watch and movement

    The case (gold plated) has markings 'Breguet watch case', 'Importe de Suisse' (imported from Switzerland) and 'J.B.B'. (for J. Breguet-Breting Fils). That means, the case has been imported somewhere and the watch was not assembled in Switzerland.

    'Chronometre' on the dial has probably been used only as a sales pitch as it was often the case in these days. I doubt that the movement has chronometer quality.

    The movement could have also been imported from Switzerland or manufactured somewhere else.

    Movement size should be 6s/34.71mm or next to it. There is a marking close to the balance bridge 'HP'. It looks that there is something else underneath, but nothing more there (I lifted it up), just a few scratches coming from a screwdriver.

    Any idea about age and make of the watch and especially about the movement?
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    Re: Please help identifying watch and movement

    Kinda looks like a langendorf.
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    Re: Please help identifying watch and movement

    Maybe Hippolyte Parrenin
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    Re: Please help identifying watch and movement

    I agree with bubba- Parrenin alright. Looks like a hunter version of this one:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Parrenin 16'''H4.7
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    Re: Please help identifying watch and movement

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    I agree with bubba- Parrenin alright. Looks like a hunter version of this one:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Parrenin 16'''H4.7
    Thanks all!!!

    HP on the movement = Hippolyte Parrenin, France. This explains, why the case is maked 'imported from Switzerland'. A French maker then, with 'Chronometre' on the dial. This designation was often used in France (but not only there) as a sales pitch, as chronometer quality is something else. Here, it is nothing but another word derived from the Greek language, an instrument to measure time or more simply put, a watch.

    The 1940s which I had guessed, would perfectly fit as well now.

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