Pocket watch - movement - identification

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    Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Hi,
    Do you know some information about this movement? Maybe Alpina?

    Thx Petr

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    Re: Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Nope - Cortebert. Or more likely, Molnija Cal. 3602, especially with the slavonic writing on the movement. Here is and example of the original (I am not sure which precise Cortebert calibre the 16''' Molnija is based on but it isn't this one at 19''', still the briodge layout is identical):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Cortebert 526

    ...and here is the russian version:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Molnia 3602

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    Re: Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Nope - Cortebert. Or more likely, Molnija Cal. 3602, especially with the slavonic writing on the movement. Here is and example of the original (I am not sure which precise Cortebert calibre the 16''' Molnija is based on but it isn't this one at 19''', still the briodge layout is identical):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Cortebert 526

    ...and here is the russian version:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Molnia 3602

    Hartmut Richter
    I am pretty sure it's not Molnia (based on the finish alone).

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    Re: Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Well, the Molnija was used by many makers and sometimes upgraded (better finissage, extensions like a power reserve installed). Also it was made over decades and the earlier versions may well not look much like the cheapo pocket watches that were produced in their tens or hundreds of thousands just before the movement was discontinued in 2007. Still, it is true that for a final verdict, one would need to see the rest of the watch and estimate maker and age.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Thank you for the info.

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    Re: Pocket watch - movement - identification

    Hmmmmm - on the basis of that dial, I would revert to Cortebert. It is typical of a late twenties/early thirties dial and I am pretty sure that Molnija didn't make movements at that time (I believe they only started up in WWII). Which leaves me with my earlier question: who is the maker (i.e. the slavonic name on the dial)?!

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