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    Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    I picked up this vintage Titus day/date watch at an estate auction last night. Has just about the coolest name of any watch ever...right?

    I've seen a couple here and there online, but nothing exactly like this one.

    It's in decent condition, the acrylic crystal needs a polish, and the plating has worn? away on three of the four lugs.

    I haven't opened it to look at the movement. The watch runs but could do with a service I'm guessing. When I move the watch around I can what sounds like an oscillating weight inside. It sounds kind of like metal rubbing on metal. Does anyone know if this is normal?

    The watch case is gold plated. the words 'gold plated' and 'warranted' are engraved on the side of the case along with a symbol or something else I can't make out. Couldn't really get a decent photo of it.

    Not sure if the crown is original. Seems very plain and out of place. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

    The 'lamp' stainless steel bracelet is rather worn, so my plan is to replace it with a nice brown leather strap.

    Below are some photos of what it looks like now, and I'll update with some more photos once it has been cleaned up and given a new strap. I think it will come out quite nice.

    Any more information anyone has on this watch would be great to hear. Thanks!

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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    imagine if it really was "Jet power" ! nice find.
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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Nice watch indeed! It should look quite a bit better with a nice crystal polish.
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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Good to see it once cleaned up and with a new strap. Doesn't Rolex have a model with the day of the week in the same place?
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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Definitely very cool Almost heroic in fact.

    I thought they only put the '-Super' bit on the 77 jewel version, but obviously I was wrong.
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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Finally got my Titus back from the watchmaker. Really happy with how it turned out, and I think it looks so much better on a brown leather strap. I also had him put a generic gold plated crown on it to replace the old one. Took a couple of photos when he had the caseback off - if anyone knows more about this movement it would be great to hear. Keeping good time so far. Takes a bit of getting used to the light weight of it coming from the Sinn I've been wearing for the last year.
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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    is it FHF 65-8 Swiss 41 Jewels Automatic?

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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Hello from this Fontomatic movement. Must say it comes from a watch that is not as nice as yours.



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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Isn't it great to get a vintage back from a skilled watchmaker? That is a great looking watch with nice bright, sharp letters and numbers .

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    Re: Titus titomatic Jetpower-Super 41 Jewels

    Quote Originally Posted by stoffa View Post
    . . . . - if anyone knows more about this movement it would be great to hear. . . . .
    What specifically do you want to know?

    Horological natural selection/mutation takes a few strange turns.

    This concept was and is an evolutionary dead end.

    Be very careful opening this in the future as it is not uncommon to find several minute rubi orbs loose in the case.

    Citizen exhausted the design's potential as well.

    Curiously, they have a Jet series.

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