Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

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    Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

    From my unremembered junk box. This about 30mm dia. adjusted ww. runs with just a touch on the winder. Nothing really impressive about it otherwise. Has silver case wth gold alloy central ring and wire loops. I assume Adolph Schild never made complete watches? Dial unmarked, but case is Gerber. Maybe made for U.S. resaler to mark? Showing age today, but looks like good quality to me.
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    Re: Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

    It's one of the earliest of wrist watches. I believe the case could be repaired but probably not economically. I too know of no Schild retailed watches. Indeed, I suspect the marking of the name on the movement could be associated with a sales sample.

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    Re: Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

    It's definately a cut above, a lot of these early A.S movement trenchwatches
    aren't jewelled to the train on the dial side. Usualy the A.S mark is on
    the dial side also. That's a nice watch.

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    Re: Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    It's one of the earliest of wrist watches. I believe the case could be repaired but probably not economically. I too know of no Schild retailed watches. Indeed, I suspect the marking of the name on the movement could be associated with a sales sample.

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    The single hinge back case is a little tired after 90 years but everything is tight and functional except the radium. I have had it several years and maybe no oil for 50 but it certainly is a free runner which I guess means well made.
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    Re: Swiss W.W.2 Adolph Schild

    Hi!

    Nice watch, but WWI, not II. The old AS-movement is still signed with A(dolph) Schild, not with the AS-logo(AS in an oval) or the ESA-logo(TR in a shield).
    Best regards, Mike

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    AS 13 ligne, 137

    Image from 1936.

    http://www.gregsteer.net/Watches/W_I...ild_13_137.jpg

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    Re: AS 13 ligne, 137

    Casematerial, dial, hands, lugs, all point to WW1 - 1920ies

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    Re: Swiss W.W.2 Adolpe Schild

    I guess that was a large volume quantity movement made for a long time.
    Judging from my old junker certainly sustains a good reputation for Schild.
    The case is certainly a w.w.1 style (title typo). Not sure if the center part is gold but it has no greenish brass corrosion and is well made. The comments are really appreciated for this and enhance my interest in it.

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