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    Polar - mystery movement

    I got this yesterday:



    It was described as not running - but its running fine and keeping decent time. I've given it a new strap and crystal.



    Anyway, the movement has the number 930 under the balance, but nothing else and I can't ID it. So any help appreciated.




    Interestingly, it also has engravings from Silver & Co. on the movement and inside the case back.



    I thought that this must be from the time after the US FTC required the country of origin for imports into the USA to be shown in English. So 'Fab. Suisse' wasn't good enough, and Swiss had to be added - as well as 'unadjusted' and 'fifteen'. BUT there was a British Silver and Co. E. Silver and Co so I'm not so sure.


    Polar is most likely a brand of Juvenia Mikrolisk - was Feines für die Tasche... - Das Informationsportal rund um die Taschenuhr!

    I bought it 'cos I liked the dial - but its almost impossible to see the hands against the patinated grey dial.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Very nice!!!
    But I can't help...
    What colour was the dial originally? I am tempted to believe that it might have darkened a little, but it was never a really light colour. Maybe You just need to polish the hands.

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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    I like this dial too, and the red secs hand with long counter bob.
    Never seen that movement before but I like it, this watch I'd guess from the forties.

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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Quote Originally Posted by o.v.e View Post
    Very nice!!!
    But I can't help...
    What colour was the dial originally? I am tempted to believe that it might have darkened a little, but it was never a really light colour. Maybe You just need to polish the hands.
    Yes - I think the hands would have been nice and shiny originally. I'm not sure I can polish hands without destroying them though.
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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Real nice dial indeed Marrick, very nice!!!, the name is coll too



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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Very nice Marrick!

    Its just reminded me of a Damas watch I have in my 'to do' pile... not the movement im affraid... But the dial!


    The movement looks in nice clean condtion... Congrats!

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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    It was £3.19 by the way.
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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Quote Originally Posted by marrick View Post
    it was £3.19 by the way.
    sickening
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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    sickening
    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    It was £3.19 by the way.
    Thats our Marrick.

    I finally got my first £3.70 win, although it isn't a sweet deal like that one.

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    Re: Polar - mystery movement

    I'm not finding a match
    My new sig -----

    Over the years I've collected all sorts of movements and "project" watches ... mainly inexpensive vintage pieces.

    These days I've widened my gaze to include modern pieces (including quartz with analog or analog + digital displays) but with those I'm generally looking for models in solid steel cases.

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