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Rating the AS 1916 movement...

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Archeo-peteriX

I have a watch with the AS 1916 movement in it and am wondering if this is/was a good caliber compared to others of the era. In particular how would it compare to a Seiko 6119 movement; assuming both are in excellent working condition?
Not interested in monetary value but a comparison of time keeping abilities, product finish and reliability.
Thanks for any input offered.
Peter
 
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Archeo-peteriX

I have a watch with the AS 1916 movement in it and am wondering if this is/was a good caliber compared to others of the era. In particular how would it compare to a Seiko 6119 movement; assuming both are in excellent working condition?
Not interested in monetary value but a comparison of time keeping abilities, product finish and reliability.
Thanks for any input offered.
Peter
 
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Roland Ranfft

Hi Peter,

the movements of the AS 1710/1900 family, which the AS 1916 (quickset day/date) is a member of, has a quality some steps above an average Seiko movement.

Remember, that the AS 1816 (no quickset) was good enough to get a Rayville 566 signature, to be used without major modifications in early Blancpain Fifty Fathoms:
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?00&ranfft&&uswk&Rayville_566

Regards, Roland Ranfft
 

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