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    Tavannes chrono

    Hello,
    I am trying to gather some info on this Tavannes watch.
    Do you have any idea when it was made and possible current value?
    Thank you
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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by vladidos View Post
    Hello,
    I am trying to gather some info on this Tavannes watch.
    Do you have any idea when it was made and possible current value?
    Thank you
    Tavannes is better known under the name Cyma. They made their own movements but this one will have a high class generic movement (Venus, Valjoux or Landeron) since Cyma didn't make chronograph movements. The style indicates anything from late thirties to early fifties. A movement shot to look at details would help age it.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    I have one TAVANNES in a pocket watch. The movement is espectacular, very very nice. Saboneta double in 18k gold.









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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    I have one more in a CYMA 586K





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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    Very nice, both of them. The wrist watch shows the typical Cyma shockproofing on the balance - akin to the Breguet "parechute" shock proofing. The movement is something of the Cyma 162K series - a link to one with a central second adaptation is here:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&Cyma_162K

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    I like the look of the dial on that chrono.Nice.

    Here's mine "Tavanes 3." pocket watch(needs a new balance wheel and service):


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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Tavannes is better known under the name Cyma. They made their own movements but this one will have a high class generic movement (Venus, Valjoux or Landeron) since Cyma didn't make chronograph movements. The style indicates anything from late thirties to early fifties. A movement shot to look at details would help age it.

    Hartmut Richter
    Thanks, I will try to open the case and take additional pictures.
    Regards, V.

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    Re: Tavannes chrono

    I really like Tavannes/CYMA but they don't get a lot of attention. Their volumes must have been less than Bulova, Omega, etc

    I don't know their pocket watches, but I usually consider the wristwatches as desirable as Bulova .. maybe a smidge more desirable

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