Gustav Becker Silesia. Very special movement

CollectorOfSpecialClocks

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I bought this movement last week. What kind of movement is this one? Any information would be welcome. I think the front decoration is original. Very nice solid plates. I think the quality is superior to the other Silesia movements could this be true?

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Cosc

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tracerjack

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Not sure what information you are seeking about the movement with the question, “What kind of movement is this one?” You already know it is by Gustav Becker, so all I can say is that it is a time and strike movement.
 

eemoore

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I bought this movement last week. What kind of movement is this one? Any information would be welcome. I think the front decoration is original. Very nice solid plates. I think the quality is superior to the other Silesia movements could this be true?

regards,

Cosc

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Based on information supplied by John Hubby, your movement would have been finished in the Braunau factory and stamped with a Braunau serial number, not a Frieburg s.n. The parts were made in Freiburg but transported and finished in Braunau. Your movement serial number would date to 1913. These movement were "Americana" clocks and are of higher grade than the Freiburg movements. I do not claim to be an "expert" on these movements but have studied Mr. Hubby's data. The confusion lies with your clock's logo since these movements were initially thought to be made in Freiburg with Freiburg s.n. ( At least that is how i interpret the data; someone else may disagree. Perhaps Mr.Hubby may help us. ) Nice movement.
 

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From John's postings, I can never tell the difference with the Silesia logo as it was used at both Freiburg and Braunau.

Kurt
 

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From John's postings, I can never tell the difference with the Silesia logo as it was used at both Freiburg and Braunau.

Kurt
I think you have to go by the serial numbers that corrsepond with the years 1906-1925 with that logo. For example, the above movement has a serial number of 641357, which would only be a
Braunau serial number in 1913 since this number for Freiburg would indicate a movement made in 1887, way out of the range of 1906-1925. Since this logo was only used between 1906-1925, the serial numbers,based on Mr. Hubby's data would indicate a Braunau movement. Maybe i am wrong but it makes sense to me, but I am open to any different interpretations .
 
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