Timor movement identification

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    Timor movement identification

    Hi, can the experts on the forum give me some help with identifying the movement of this Timor ATP watch.
    I have seen one before with this movement and they both have a 15600 number on the back which is unusual but not unheard of in Timor ATPs.
    Any help identifying the movement and if it was available in the early 1940s would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards Harvey
    PS I tried uploading a couple of nice pictures for your but some bright algorithm decided to block the post any help on this would also be gratefully received

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    Re: Timor movement identification

    Welcome to Watchuseek. I'm sorry about the pictures but I think that you will simply have to keep trying. I'd ask you to post them to me via PM but that is subject to the same limitations. Are your pictures small enough (if they are 3MB each, they will certainly not upload in the old days, the limit was 190KB but that has probably changed)?

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    Re: Timor movement identification

    Apparently I haven't made enough posts to add pictures. Fortunately I have managed to find out the movement calibre, it's an ETA 900 with a Timor snail stamped on it. I've also found two other ATP Timor watches with the same movement on the Internet. So my next question is when did ETA start making the 900? Ranfft shows two examples circa 1950. The earliest example I have seen is in a 1939 Gallet!
    So can anyone out there give me a definitive date for when ETA started to make the 900?

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    Re: Timor movement identification

    Well, you've narrowed it down to a pretty small window already. I believe that ETA only goes back to the early 1930s as a company.
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    Re: Timor movement identification

    ETA became a "wholy independent company" (on paper) in 1934. It did continue to liaise very closely with Eterna thereafter. Nevertheless, if the movement has the ETA stamp in the ESA shield, it should be after 1934.

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