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    What have I just bought ?

    Iíve just had itchy trigger finger syndrome on eBay and purchased a pocket watch in need of some work, itís running fast and needs a crystal so Iím hoping a service and new crystal will sort it, Iíve had a quick look around tíinterweb and Syren could be Record watch co or someone else,



    Iím not 100% but the movement has been described elsewhere as a Thommen, whatever it is I think itís quite a good movement, what do you think?







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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Might be a Record watch company watch

    I wonder if the watch was magnetized?
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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Quote Originally Posted by journeyforce View Post
    Might be a Record watch company watch

    I wonder if the watch was magnetized?
    Iíd wondered that myself, Iíll find out when it arrives.

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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Record.

    The running fast depends on how fast. A cleaning needed fast or fast like a bat out of hell. One thing to note is on "snail cam" regulators like that the needle in the middle means squat. If you visualize turning that cam you would note that it is actually hard banked over at the moment.
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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thoth View Post
    Record.

    The running fast depends on how fast. A cleaning needed fast or fast like a bat out of hell. One thing to note is on "snail cam" regulators like that the needle in the middle means squat. If you visualize turning that cam you would note that it is actually hard banked over at the moment.
    Ten minutes a day according to the seller, I do notice that the regulator is fully over I think a service should sort it out.

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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    Ten minutes a day according to the seller, I do notice that the regulator is fully over I think a service should sort it out.

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    There's a good chance of it. You have no idea what kind of amplitude it's managing till you have it in hand. <90 degrees of amplitude (seen it!) will run fast as hell.
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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Hi there,

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    Record....
    Don't speculate unless having tried the advanced search in my archive:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Revue 31 open face

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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    It has been a while lol
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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    I thought, I recognized the movement

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    These are of good quality featuring Breguet hairspring, bimetallic split compensated balance, screw-set jewels, regulator with snail cam adjuster.
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    Re: What have I just bought ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Navman View Post
    I thought, I recognized the movement

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    These are of good quality featuring Breguet hairspring, bimetallic split compensated balance, screw-set jewels, regulator with snail cam adjuster.
    So I havenít done bad then? I just hope a service and crystal will sort it out.

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