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    Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    My mom's watch, signed Birks on the dial. No idea when she purchased it...looks to be late 40's to late 50's styling. Can anyone ID the movement?




    The only visible markings are the ones you see: 17 jewels Swiss. There could be a number or letters under the balance up under a plate, but no matter how I try with a loupe and lights, I can't make it out. Measures approx 12.5mm wide x 20mm long.

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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    Couldn't find the movement on the Ranfft guide, but here is a thread that discusses Birks in case that may shed some light -

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/birk...au-209939.html
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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJohnP View Post
    Couldn't find the movement on the Ranfft guide, but here is a thread that discusses Birks in case that may shed some light -

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/birk...au-209939.html
    Thanks. Nothing in that thread which pertains to this watch, though. I also just went through Dr Ranfft's site and struck out too, which surprised me.

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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Popoki Nui View Post
    Thanks. Nothing in that thread which pertains to this watch, though. I also just went through Dr Ranfft's site and struck out too, which surprised me.

    ~Sherry.
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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    It is probably marked under the dial. Birks used a variety of movts, usually good quality. I haven't seen that particular one before, I'd remember that bridge.

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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Outta Time View Post
    It is probably marked under the dial. Birks used a variety of movts, usually good quality. I haven't seen that particular one before, I'd remember that bridge.
    And it could be a modified bridge to make it more of an "in house" movement.
    Hopefully one of the eagle eye experts will pick it out.
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    Re: Sorry! Another "help ID this movement" thread.

    Keep in mind that its a sweep second modification of a base caliber; the database may not have a picture of the SS version, so you need to look for a picture that matches the base, and then check to see if the description mentions sweep second.
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