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    Trying to identify this movement

    My grandfather's Atlas has been in a drawer for a few years...recently I have developed an interest in Swiss automatics. Imagine my surprise at finding one right under my nose! Can anyone identify the movement? Anyone know anything about the Atlas brand?

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by zaal View Post
    My grandfather's Atlas has been in a drawer for a few years...recently I have developed an interest in Swiss automatics. Imagine my surprise at finding one right under my nose! Can anyone identify the movement? Anyone know anything about the Atlas brand?

    Looks like a good ole vintage ETA 2824-2 with the early Incabloc Shock Protection.

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Can you take a picture of the other half of the movement?
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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Take a good close up of the numbers between the edge of the movement and the balance wheel - that's the movement number. They're too small in the photo you posted.

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemaniac40 View Post
    Looks like a good ole vintage ETA 2824-2 with the early Incabloc Shock Protection.
    Whatever it is, it isn't ETA 2824-2.

    Looks like one of AS's early automatics, 1580 perhaps....

    No, maybe a 1665....
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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    More of the movement...I'm trying to read the fine print, but ageing eyes...
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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    AS1700 or equivilent

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Hi there,

    With date AS 1701:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&2uswk&AS_1701

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi there,

    With date AS 1701:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&2uswk&AS_1701

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thank you!

    Was this manufactured by Glycine (came up duing a google search)?
    Ω Omega Seamaster 2551.80 (Cal. 1120); Accutron Gemini 26C02 (Valjoux 7750); Elka Automatic (ETA 2824-2); Bulova 98A105 (Miyota); Atlas Automatic (AS 1701); Accutron Gemini 27B58 (ETA 2892-A2).

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    Re: Trying to identify this movement

    No, it was manufactured by AS. Which is Adolf Schild. This was a manufacturer of movements not watches. Rather like the modern ETA that supplies generic movements to anyone who wants them and can't afford the research to make their own movements. Without such generic movement makers, a lot of us would not be able to afford mechanical watches.

    If you want to know more about Adolf Schild and his company, he was a relative of Urs Schild who founded the maker Eterna. Despite the family connection, the two and their companies were bitter rivals. Eterna founded the modern ETA which made itself independent - and eventually, in the quartz crisis, took over and phased out a lot of other makers, including Adolf Schild SA!

    Hartmut Richter

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