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    Revue Thommen

    Hello there.

    Pictures of the watch here: REVUE THOMMEN.

    Sorry if this is not a vintage, but it's exactly my question: from what period is the watch? Also, do you think it can be a replica?

    Thank you for your time.

    P.S. Is Revue Thommen considered a high-end brand?

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    Re: Revue Thommen

    No, there're moderate price. Most likely there're most well known line was
    the Airspeed, a great looking watch. They once had an aircraft clock, the
    16006.3117. I call it a Bell & Ross without a strap.

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    Re: Revue Thommen

    As far as period I believe this watch is fairly recent. Skeltonized watches are mostly of recent vintage.

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    Re: Revue Thommen

    The watch in the image ref. no. 5422001, the case is gold plated 10 microns, mineral glass, water resistant 30 meters. It is a GT 54 manufacture movement 11,1/2, oscillations 19'800, 22 jewels, power reserve 42 hours. The movement in this watch first appeared in 2004 I believe.
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    Re: Revue Thommen

    According to Ranfft, the movement actually appeared in 1968:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&Revue_GT54

    You may be correct that the skeletized version appeard much later, but the movement has been around as the MSR T54 for rather longer. Which is another point: the movement is marked "MSR T54". As such, it ought to be older and may even be recent vintage (=seventies).

    If it needs clarification: Revue Thommen united with Vulcain, Phenix and Buser to form the "Manufactures Suisse Reunies" (M.S.R.) in the sixties. This seems to have become a sort of one-company show after the quartz crisis (I certainly have never seen watches form ca. 1980-2000 with Vulcain, Phenix or Buser on the dial) and was liquidated in 2002. Nowadays, RT are a separate company again and Vulcain have been segmented out (meaning that the rights to their name have been bought out) and the company resurrected. Its modern reputation rests largely on the famous "Cricket" movement which is built again, virtually unchanged from the late forties version in the base form.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Revue Thommen

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    According to Ranfft, the movement actually appeared in 1968:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&Revue_GT54

    You may be correct that the skeletized version appeard much later, but the movement has been around as the MSR T54 for rather longer. Which is another point: the movement is marked "MSR T54". As such, it ought to be older and may even be recent vintage (=seventies).

    If it needs clarification: Revue Thommen united with Vulcain, Phenix and Buser to form the "Manufactures Suisse Reunies" (M.S.R.) in the sixties. This seems to have become a sort of one-company show after the quartz crisis (I certainly have never seen watches form ca. 1980-2000 with Vulcain, Phenix or Buser on the dial) and was liquidated in 2002. Nowadays, RT are a separate company again and Vulcain have been segmented out (meaning that the rights to their name have been bought out) and the company resurrected. Its modern reputation rests largely on the famous "Cricket" movement which is built again, virtually unchanged from the late forties version in the base form.

    Hartmut Richter
    The MSR states it is 18 jewels on Dr. Ranfft's site for the MSR-T54. However the movement states it is 22 jewels. I guess that owes to my confusion. That you for the further clarification.
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