Pre-WW2 (I think...) Glashutte

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  1. Roy Horrorlogic

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    #1 Roy Horrorlogic, Jan 29, 2020
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    I've had this watch for more than 20 years and love it; of course at 32 x 23 mm it's probably regarded as ""too small". The mainspring has just failed so I need to pull it apart for the first time. Not long after I first acquired it I did a bit of research and if I recall correctly saw an identical movement in a watch listed as being from 1938. Dr. Ranfft's site doesn't have anything similar so I'm wondering if any Glashutte enthusiasts out there recognise it? A spec for the main-spring would be useful if not essential.
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    OK. After removing the dial I find that it's an UROFA 58 and indeed is listed in Ranfft as 1934-38. Which makes it all the more remarkable that it's in such wonderful condition.

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    interesting. the mark seems to be that of Kollmar & Jourdan. however, they are always listed as being 'Pfortzeim. Watches marked uhrenfabrik AG are typically made in Glashutte.

    I will making my 6th trip to the Glashutte watch Museum on business in about 10 days and can check with someone there if I get the time.

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    Thanks Jeff. Anything you can find out will be gratefully received. As Ranfft indicates, the design of this movement is pretty strange. I was surprised to discover that Cousins UK actually have a correctly sized main spring (albeit 10mm shorter).
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