Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

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    Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

    Hello WUS Members,

    I have some vintage watches which I am not sure of their calibers or have no idea, still learning. Want to consult your experience.

    Have an ancient:) wristwatch with cylinder escapement and pin set which is signed AS 52 with 6 jewels

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    this one below looks very similar to AS 52 above just nicer finished, but am not sure. What do you think ?

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    if you are wondering the dial:

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    At the other hand I have this fine piece I believe a step ahead from the trench watches times and pre- WWII era , no idea about the movement, on the dial below 6 o'clock reads ' Made in Germany'. Maybe I shall unscrew this cover which looks like hides the movement, am just not confident enough, any hints welcome for the movement:


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    And last, I liked the subdial with the days and pointer combination in this timepiece, and couldn't resist, the movement again is not familiar to me:

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    thank you for your help
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    Re: Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

    Hi there,

    1st movement: AS 52:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 52
    Don't mind varying bridge layouts, especially for older calibres. Identification is often only possible by comparing screw- and bearing positons.

    2nd movement: AS 340 or one of its many derivatives:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 340

    3rd movement: No idea without a look under the dial.

    4th movenent: Venus 214:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Venus 214

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

    Thanks a lot Harmut, dankeschon. Then, once I am back home I will ask my watchmeister to check that German watch.
    They say:
    When you hear hooves, think about horses not unicorns.

    Unicorn: I so nicely would be surprised of a early hanhart caliber in that watch.

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    Re: Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

    ???????!?!?!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (It appears that my reputation precedes me to the extent of robbing praise from others who deserve it more than me.....)

    "Danke für die Blumen" but I fear that I have to point out that the reply came from Dr. Ranfft, not myself. Although I could have dug up the three for you as well (and failed equally spectacularly on the fourth).

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Vintage Movement Identification/ Help needed

    Oh meine Gute !!!!

    Dr. Ranfft I am terribly sorry, I am not editing my post to be at the correct side for accepting my failure. Hartmut, because in my previous posts, it was you who was like 'google', i think that was the illusion. Dr. Ranfft bidfun is a huge info pool really, I am referring there very often if I have an idea of the manufacturer to check the exact caliber, you both, are great assets for beginners like me, I am happy to be a member and have the opportunity to learn from you in this forum.

    Thank you both Dr. Ranfft and Hartmut

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