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Hi guys thought we could start a thread showing some non-Japanese movement pictures. It doesn't matter, if they are new, old, complicated, simple, in good condition, rotten,...
Main thing is to show pics and pics and pics...

So I start with 5 examples (I have a lot of more to add later)...

A Universal Geneve 138SS bumper automatic:


A simple AS 1802:


A Wostok 2809 ("inspired" by the Zenith 135 with it's unusual regulating system:



A Lemania 8810 with double spring barrel:


A classical Omega 268



Cheers,

Axel


to be continued...
 

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bigbonsai said:
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Sorry for the poor quality pics :'( ...
You must be joking! :eek:

Let me continue with...

...a gold plated ETA 2632:


... a thermo compensated L174-2:
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... a Benrus BO1 (with faded plating):
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...Slava 5498, double split stop watch:
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...a Bifora BF-115
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...and an ordinary Unitas 6325, a so-called "Wehrmachtswerk":
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to be continued...

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Slightly different, my Rolex sub dismantled on the watchmakers bench. It was an experience to watch him
pull the movement apart and systematically put everything back together again. I am sure he could have done it blindfolded, he made it look so easy. I am lucky that that i have a very friendly watchmaker that allows most of his collector clients into his back room to chat and and watch him work. Have had many mini WIS meetings with other collectors in his backroom.................

the pics were quick and dirties on my mobile phone..........

I was surprised to see the amount of gunk build up on the main spring and its casing,on a 8 year old watch...





the sub in pieces.......



the movement freshly serviced back again in the case
 

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Great!

I continue with...

...another ETA, this time a 2472:


...a Certina 25-011:


...a Roamer MST414:


...a Mido 1157-OCD (36,000 a/h, based on anAS 1920):


...finally (for today) a Helvetia 861 (based on an ETA 2522R):


...to be continued...

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I don't know if anyones interested but I also collect clocks.
I'll post a photo of a Hamilton aircraft clock movement and a Zenith car clock movement if you like - or do you want to stick to watches?
 

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Here is what I think is one of the best looking movements that proberly could not be made today a USA made Illinois Bunn Special it's a 16 size railroad approved pocket watch movement it will run 60 hrs on one wind if you look it even has a gold center wheel.
 

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burntb4 said:
I don't know if anyones interested but I also collect clocks.
I'll post a photo of a Hamilton aircraft clock movement and a Zenith car clock movement if you like - or do you want to stick to watches?
At least I'd love to see them!

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Let me continue with...

a mikroquartz movement.
Roland Ranfft's great movement archive said:
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1972, few thousands
Unique design: An ordinary balance system is stabilized by a quartz controlled electronic circuit, by applying a pulse precisely once per second.
date is set with a crown at 4h, time with a crown at the bottom


A very cheap and simple movement from an Anker (?):


Chinese movement (?):


A very tiny (13 x 15.15mm) Tissot 2401 from a ladies watch:


This nice Longines 890.1 (two serially coupled stacked barrels, one with fixed spring, one with slip spring)


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Axel
 

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To up this thread, here's another Longines movement, the L342 with a geared rotor:


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Hi. This one is quite different.It still works as a hand winder but parts of the internal geared rotor have been removed. Apparently they suffered a bit from excess wear. Citizen also made one which worked a bit better. Cheers Phil








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Phil said:
Hi. This one is quite different.It still works as a hand winder but parts of the internal geared rotor have been removed. Apparently they suffered a bit from excess wear. Citizen also made one which worked a bit better. Cheers Phil





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