Polo Calendographe

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    Polo Calendographe

    Got this off ebay for £3.20 - not working.

    Its a Polo Calendographe pointer date watch - which I'd not heard of.






    The movement is a Lorsa 237 - I'm not sure which variant as this one

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...wk&Lorsa_237BC

    has a calendar but also a push button - which mine hasn't.

    Note the dial reference to 'Super Shock-Resist - which can be seen here:

    http://www.info-uhren.de/technik/techn/stosskurz.pdf'



    The balance seems ok, but the mainspring is knackered. Unfortunately, 2 of the spring bar holes in the lugs have worn through to the outside - so a strap wouldn't be very secure without a bit of engineering.

    Its quite big - at 35mm across without the crown.

    Anyway, a fairly rare French piece methinks.

    There's another one here:

    http://www.horlogerie-suisse.com/for...=10708&p=94940

    but its inferior as it doesn't have Super Shock-Resist.
    Last edited by Marrick; April 30th, 2010 at 13:00. Reason: Size
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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    OK, 285 views but no comments later here it is again!



    Now serviced, new mainspring, new holes drilled in the lugs to take spring bars securely, and with a plain leather strap. Posterity will record that this has been saved for the world to enjoy.
    Last edited by Marrick; June 4th, 2010 at 16:09. Reason: missed a word
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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Very nice, congrats!
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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Thank you Niccolo.
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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Dear,
    I had a Ancre pointerdate once, but not this beautifull...
    I really like the old callender complications!!!
    much better then all those fake chrono based of nowadays!!!
    nice watch.

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.

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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Quote Originally Posted by rmelle View Post
    Dear,
    I had a Ancre pointerdate once, but not this beautifull...
    I really like the old callender complications!!!
    much better then all those fake chrono based of nowadays!!!
    nice watch.

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.
    Thank you so much.
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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    It's a nice watch, now that I have a vintage cushion case diver, the only two watch types I still have on my list is a pointer date and GMT watch. Because of the rarity and price of GMT's I'm betting a pointer date watch will be next. (Unless I see something else I like )

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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Dear Nsmike,
    go for the Venus ebauche:
    day/pointerdate/month/moon, and O yes: Time.
    One of the nicest ones.
    not too expensive also..
    Have in shop of client, make picture if you want..

    regards,
    RJ van melle.

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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    the most unusual watch I've seen - lovely!

    ps when does it date from?
    Last edited by treesrgreen80; June 5th, 2010 at 14:56.

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    Re: Polo Calendographe

    Thank you. I think its probably, possibly, maybe, about 1946 - 1949 ish. it looks a bit earlier, but it has shock protection. That's my guess anyway.
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