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    TRUWAY ALARM SEEKING INFO...

    This was just gifted to me found in some of my late father-in-law's boxes Truway Alarm running respectably with an alarm similar sounding to my Vulcain ,does anybody have any info as to dating this piece , has an unusual retaining ring caseback design
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    I would guess that this nice alarm watch is from the 1950s, but I can't narrow it down much better than that. Many of these have an AS 1475 movement or variant. If I recall correctly, you can narrow down the particular movement if you determine whether the alarm is armed when the upper crown is either in or out.

    The watch looks very well cared-for. It's unusual for the hands to be lumed when the dial has no lume (although there are some exceptions to this rule), so it's possible that something has either been replaced or refinished at some point.
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    With the crowns just off the 2:00 and the 4:00 and no date, it will definitely be an Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1475. It looks too old for an AS 1930 and the only alternatives are the AS 1475 clones by Poljot and Citizen (the Poljot is actually slightly bigger, reducing the potential for frankenising) and both are easily distinguished from the real McCoy.

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    Re: TRUWAY ALARM SEEKING INFO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    With the crowns just off the 2:00 and the 4:00 and no date, it will definitely be an Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1475. It looks too old for an AS 1930 and the only alternatives are the AS 1475 clones by Poljot and Citizen (the Poljot is actually slightly bigger, reducing the potential for frankenising) and both are easily distinguished from the real McCoy.

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    Thanks Guys , according to Ranfft archives places it 1954-70 ....is it a "keeper"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by u2bdet View Post
    ....is it a "keeper"???
    Purely a matter of taste. It's not a well-known brand and the case is plated, so it's probably fair to call it an "entry-level" collectible. You will need to pay for a service, so take that into consideration.
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    Re: TRUWAY ALARM SEEKING INFO...

    Purely as a matter of interest, Mikrolisk has the Truway brand being first registered in May 1961, if that helps narrowing it down a bit more for you.

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    Re: TRUWAY ALARM SEEKING INFO...

    Thanks to all ...not a big vintage collector , my Birth Year Vulcain Cricket (2 vintage alarms !! imagine that ,LOL) and a 70s Zodiac Astrographic about takes care of that this category for me ,so I guess a FSOT post is shortly in the Truways future . ; )
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    Re: TRUWAY ALARM SEEKING INFO...

    I would reckon that any half decent, functional, Swiss lever wrist alarm is a "keeper". There may have been 1.4 million of these movements (entire AS 1475 series, including Cals. AS 1568, AS 1930 and AS 1931) made - but this is dwarfed by the vast numbers of "ordinary" manual and automatic movements with/without date and with no further complications made by ETA, Adolf Schild, Felsa, FHF & Co. at the same time.

    And if you really don't know what to do with it, you could always send it to me!

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