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    Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Hi,
    I have recently acquired 2 vintage ladies watches, that I am trying to find information on, parts lists and exploded assy views.
    1. Euromatic cased Incabloc/Automatic/21 jewel,(favre-Leuba)marked on back cover is 'Harpoon'. ser.No 52532-1339, but no sign of Cal. number . It also has date ring. Iam particularly interested in the keyless works as i am having problems sorting what goes where
    2.Manual wind ser. no 45654-155, I can see no sign of Cal. number. As yet i have not started on this watch as it is working well, I am just preparing the ground for when I need to.
    Also potential parts suppliers would be helpful

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    Hi Johnny,

    For Favre-Leuba questions I think you are more likely to get answers on the
    vintage watch forum. I will move your post there.

    However, I think you need to post movement photos to help people give you
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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Hard to say anything without a picture of the watches and the movements. Along with pictures of the movement, the size (diameter) would be of interest. Favre-Leuba mostly had inhouse movements, besides a few AS and ETA, so there is not such a large pile to dig through.
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    Hi rationaltime,
    Thanks for your response, I attach some pics. These are of the Euromatic movement. I will send the second as a separate post.
    John

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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Hi Boreder-Reiver,
    Thanks for your interest, I attach some pics of the Euromatic movement and I will post again with the other one.


    Regards
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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Hi Border-Reiver,
    Got yor name right this time sorry|
    I attach the 2nd movement, as yet to remove from case
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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Do the watches have a dial, perhaps light green or blue? I cannot recognize a Favre-Leuba movement nor a third party model they have used.

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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Hi Border- Reiver, Both dial are a champagne colour.
    watch 1. Dial is 17 dia : movement is 17.50 dia
    watch 2. Dial is 14.50 dia; movement is rectangular 12 mm x 16 mm with radiused corners

    I attach pics of the dial

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    REGARDS
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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrob View Post
    Hi Border- Reiver, Both dial are a champagne colour.
    watch 1. Dial is 17 dia : movement is 17.50 dia
    watch 2. Dial is 14.50 dia; movement is rectangular 12 mm x 16 mm with radiused corners

    I attach pics of the dial

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    I am at my wits end. I know a collector with a lot of experience with this brand, but I also drew a blank there. The rectangular movement looks familiar and is found in Favre-Leuba ladies watches (see image of a similar movement which I got from the net), round or rectangular shaped. It is of newer date than the original versions, which came without a shock-protection. Can't find the caliber, but its genuine, which of course doesn't answer your question.

    My questions about green or blue dials: I wanted to see from the front if the watch could be a 'Mumbai-special'. Favre-Leuba is an often faked brand especially in this region, but the dials are totally different. The problem with the automatic movements in connection with Favre-Leuba is, if you don't immediately identify one of their inhouse ones, that they are many made in partnership with Juvenia, Zodiac, Girreard-Perregaux, Eberhard, Ebel and Doxa etc., possibly also with Felsa.

    I keep on looking. Perhaps someone else can say something more.
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    Re: Vintage Favre-Lueba

    Goodness me! Using Ranfft's extended search function, I had no trouble with those two. The first (round) one even has some sort of calibre markings under the balance (seen in the oblique side on shot). That one is an ETA Cal. 2551 (or a derivative, but I think it's actually this one):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 2551

    ...and the other one something from the Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1234 family:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1234

    In actual fact, Favre-Leuba didn't make many of their own movements. The main one they had is the double-barrelled, manual winding one:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Favre-Leuba 250

    ...plus their cooperation movement (with G-P, Zodiac, Doxa & Eberhard, based on the Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1687/1688):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Favre-Leuba 1134

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