Old, interesting - I suppose - Cortebert watch

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  1. pmwas

    pmwas Registered User

    Dec 12, 2010
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    Just another watch I bought for a simple reason that I'd never seen one before.
    There is a logo on the plates, but I did not ask the seller, just to have a suprise.

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    It's in not very good condition, but working.
    Used to have rose gold plated back and bezel, but the plating is almost all gone now.

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    It's a private label watch:

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    The movement is a beautiful, early Cortebert:

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    It has an interesting S/N - Serie 43 No 54.

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    Nice, decent grade movement with steel escapement and compensated balance.
    Nice finish. A nice find, I suppose :)
     
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    pmwas Registered User

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    I have disassembled and cleaned the movement.
    It is nothing-special, so I will just post a few pics, not to bore you to death...
    Notice the complete stop work still present :)

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    Simple gear train on one side, simple - pusher operated - keyless works on the other…

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    Swiss double roller lever escapement.
    The balance jewel had been nicely replaced with a brass bushing in the old times. Technically well done, so I'm not gonna even try to correct that…
    Bi-metallic compensation balance with Breguet hairspring...

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    One issue - whenever I try to insert the stem - no matter how gently - the clutch gear falls off the clutch lever. Maybe I should push the setting button?
    I removed the dial, inserted the stem and then placed the dial back - as it's screwed down from behind - just a hint ;) .
     

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