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Could someone help me out by identifying this IWC movement please?
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Just arrived from the US, Hamilton 672 automatic. I was very taken with the dial too.
I'm assuming that it's a late 50s/early 60s Swiss movement?...
When you agitate the watch (gentle sideways twisting) I assume from what you say that the balance wheel oscillates back and forth.
Allan...sorry for the delay!!
Here's the link...which I believe to be the base movement.
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: FHF 19'''H6.5
Hi Dan....the movement diameter is 41.5mm.
Ha ha...you so did!!
I'll send you the link for the FHF base movement.
There are so many variations... But you're right... I found the FHF calibre on Roland Ranfft's site
As for the second.... Ok,...
I wonder if anyone could help me identify a couple of Swiss movements please?
One is a 16 or 17-jewel 3/4 plate...with a System...
Excellent knowledge and research!!!!
Thanks a bunch
Yep....thanks for that
But a difficult one to track down..
Just a few examples to lighten the moment...…
****1645–55; < Latin spōnsor guarantor, equivalent to spond(ēre) to pledge + -tor -tor, with dt >...
This is a very interesting discussion about the term 'sponsor' as opposed to silversmith/casemaker.
Notwithstanding the views and opinions...
Ok.....here are the hallmarks from the outer case. The inner case stamps all match, but are quite worn.
So.….we have George Richards the sponsor...
Really interesting thread Allan...….it means I will now pay more attention to 18th/19thC silver cased watches that I come across at the antique...
Allan, Keith, John....
Thanks for those inputs! The specific period of popularity of this type of case form did make me curious.
I'm away until...
Could anyone ID this movement please? I whipped off the dial...but couldn't spot any clues
Thought it might have been a Schild or...
I just received this yesterday. A lovely old silver half-hunter pair-cased verge.
It's hallmarked London 1825.
Were pair-cased half...
Thank you John,
I suppose this is just one of the many anonymous movements that were produced with nevertheless decent escapements etc.
Hmmm, Ok. What would it have looked like? I assume the purpose of a compensation curb was to increase accuracy?
Thank you for that...