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    Watches are like buses............./Update Movement Pic

    ..........You wait for the one you want to turn up and Three come along at once.


    I have been on the look out for a nice 1930's piece for a while now and the Eberhard and Vertex turned up at the watch fair, I dropped the Ingersoll rex off today and this was my watch maker said I have something that may be right up your street, anyway the price was more than reasonable so it came home with me.


    Driva Super
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    Nice dial with Copper chapter ring
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    Nice case back
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    Only 28mm, small but perfectly formed
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    Rose gold bezel, solid or capped I don't know but nice touch all the same
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    I've done a quick search on Mikrolisk and Driva were either a brand of Hirsch (the strap people?) or the Kelton watch Co New York, now no where does this watch say Swiss or Swiss made so does that help track down it's origins?

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    Oops just noticed the Large SWISS MADE on the case back
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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    I like it.
    Nice find
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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Not just beautiful, but equipped impressively: steel case, water proof, shock proof - not common in the 1930s, where I'd put it into. Must have been quite an investment back then...

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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Nice watch Matt but I think you have a buying watches problem lol, I am just jealous as my funds are all tied up for now.
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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Nice watch Matt but I think you have a buying watches problem lol, I am just jealous as my funds are all tied up for now.
    Your "bus" will come.
    And in some cases the anticipation, can be better than the purchase.

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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Very cool - I like the lion on the dial (actually I like the dial in general - but the lion is really something different).

    I have also noticed that watches seem to come in "surges" - nothing for awhile and then two or three in quick succession.
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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    I'd be surprised if it was 30's, but it's hard to say without looking at the movement too. 40's is more in line with the design, although it still seems a bit later then that to me.
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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    I'd be surprised if it was 30's, but it's hard to say without looking at the movement too. 40's is more in line with the design, although it still seems a bit later then that to me.

    I'm not 100% on the date myself Rob, the label said 1930's so that's all I can go on at the moment but I know what you are saying, it has a very 40's feel to it and could even be into the 50's after all designs didn't change very much back then.

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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    I like it a lot. Congrats

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    Re: Watches are like buses.............

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    I'd be surprised if it was 30's, (...) 40's is more in line with the design, although it still seems a bit later then that to me.
    Let me explain how I made out "1930s": the copper-colored chapter ring is a typical art deco element, I've seen it in a great many of 30's watches, but rarely in younger ones. Second, at first glance the generous application of luninous material seems to indicate that it fits into an era when blackouts were common - i.e., the 1940s - but the hands look like the radium has just been painted on, not filled in hands meant to take a large quantity of lume.

    My theory is that this watch has been designed and built in the 1930s, but was sold only after the outbreak of WW II. I can imagine that watches on stock were 'updated' with lume by the manufacturer before being sold.

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