Votum, Swiss made - Does anyone know this?
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    Votum, Swiss made - Does anyone know this?

    Hello,

    This one was given to me, it was really severely scratched and i've spend a long time cleaning it and polishing the crystal - The scratches on the case looks worse than it does in real life, and all in all i must admit i really like this watch - on top of that, it runs really well.

    The back does't tell much "Stainless Steel Back | Antic magnetic | Water protected | 20 microns" - I was told that the movement is an AS1686 so i guess that means it's from the 60's?

    The only thing i could find about Votum is some modern watches, that i don't think is related and Mikrolisk lists a german company from the 80's.

    Has anyone ever heard of Votum?

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    Re: Votum, Swiss made - Does anyone know this?

    Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1686 is plausible - it has a central seconds hand, no date and 17 jewels. Here is what it should look like:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1686

    As for Votum, the only brand of that name I can find is German (Hamburg based: registered by Stanislaw Borek) and from 1981 so that can't be it. Maybe there is another brand name on the movement that could help further but for that you would need to open it up. If you can't manage that easily, I would forget it - it is of too little importance. I would say that the watch is from the late fifties or early sixties.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Votum, Swiss made - Does anyone know this?

    Nope, no importance - I just think it's fun to know what it is.


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