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    Default Wittnauer g11 kas 5506 17 jewels

    Hello

    Can anyone give me info on this watch ?

    face of watch says "wittnauer geneve ....automatic.

    stainless steel back.....screw on type

    numbers under back plate, and on watch mechanism...

    ......G11 KAS SWISS 5506 17 JEWELS ...


    Any info on this is greatly appreciated.


    also......can someone explain what "17 Jewels" means.?


    Thank you



    I also want to add......

    I removed the back with a small piece of inner tube.....(from a car tire).....

    grip is everything....no way could I unscrew the back with bare fingers.... ... small piece of rubber, and it unscrewed with ease!

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    Default Re: Wittnauer g11 kas 5506 17 jewels

    Quote Originally Posted by JROCK8 View Post
    Hello

    Can anyone give me info on this watch ?

    face of watch says "wittnauer geneve ....automatic.

    stainless steel back.....screw on type

    numbers under back plate, and on watch mechanism...

    ......G11 KAS SWISS 5506 17 JEWELS ...


    Any info on this is greatly appreciated.


    also......can someone explain what "17 Jewels" means.?


    Thank you



    I also want to add......

    I removed the back with a small piece of inner tube.....(from a car tire).....

    grip is everything....no way could I unscrew the back with bare fingers.... ... small piece of rubber, and it unscrewed with ease!
    Are you sure that is G11 and not C11, I think you have a C11KAS movement, auto (self-winding), probably made somewhere around the 1960's, a picture of the movement workings would be more beneficial. The 17 jewels are regarding the jewel bearings for the pivots on the train, balance wheels and the entry/exit jewels on the pallet fork, also the 5506 number would likely refer to the case style.

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