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Sunday Oldies (Pre -1990)

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I`m feeling very tired  :Snore:

 

So I`m starting this early...

 

 

Вocтok Aльбатрос (Радиооператор), кал.2414A 17 КАМНЯ. сделано в СССР (1980s).

(Vostok Albatross [Radio Operator], cal.2414A 17 Jewels,Made In USSR 1980s).

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Восток Амфибия, кал.2414A 17 КАМНЯ. сделано в СССР (1980)

(Vostok Amphibia, cal. 2414A  17 Jewels, Made in USSR [1980s])

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I am starting with my Harwood, and when John Harwood went to Switzerland to get someone to make automatic watches (and pay him for the idea), he stayed with a chap called Victor Gisiger, a very forward thinking type, ran in the family, and indeed 30 years later the Gisigers submitted a patent application - which was awarded - for putting a radio - Dick Tracy style - in a wristwatch!  Anyway, Victor (who had his own company, Selza SA) tried to hawk the idea of automatic watches on John's behalf, got fully rebuffed, so John went back to England to raise cash to manufacture the things himself - paid Schild for Ebauches and Fortis to make the movements for the Harwood Self-Winding Watch Company, ably aided and abetted by Gisiger of Selza SA who is listed in several sources as a re-seller in Switzerland (Harwood had his own eponymous distribution outlet in the UK), to the extent that The Horological Journal, in 1964, reported that Luxor (a Selza brand) actually 'produced' the first self-winding wrist-watch, John Harwood's invention (and you will find early ones with Luxor and Solix on the dial - both Selza brands):

 

Exhibit A - Luxor Harwood.  Note 'Automatic' on the dial - exciting times!

Harwood luxor automatic, ladies 1930s

Mine (another Selza brand, Organa) was cased in the forties apparently, maybe after a deal with the liquidators when the Harwood company - with Vogt of Fortis on board since July '29 - went bump?  Don't know.  Unsurprising that these watches might not emerge till the forties, since no-one was buying watches in the 30s depression much - hence the bankruptcies.  The last Gisiger named watch / watch parts company I can see went bump themselves in 2003, in Selzach (hence Selza SA).

So, last of the hold-outs - if it was a Panini sticker, it would be Josey Wales.  If there was a book of Clint Eastwood characters. 

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Have a VERY good day!

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@WRENCHsaid I might start wearing my Harwood upside down on my left wrist to compare the regulation Vs isochronism with the results from my right wrist - the watch is shown in adverts from the time being worn on the right wrist, presumably to keep it wound.

While I think of a plausible excuse to explain to anyone why my watch is upside down, I'll wear this for a bit, from Lebem, France.

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It has a semi-perpetual calendar because you can, erm, turn the bezel by hand to show the right day of the week! :yes:

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Good morning all :thumbsup:

"ServiceS" COMPETITOR & ONTIME, FOREIGN MADE

(by Thiel Brothers, Thuringia, Germany,unjeweled pin-pallet movements) circa mid/late 1930s.

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Morning,

I do so like to see a movement snugly filling its casing. Just like this 36mm Slava and its 17j Slava 1600.

Did someone say size doesn’t matter?

Regards.

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My proper oldie and much loved gmt 1676


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Late 60s just wished the hands and markers matched up slightly better


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A little trip back to November '61 for me today. Loving the wabi on this one.

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Kirova, 16 jewels, 1st MWF Kirov, (Made In Homeland [USSR]) 1950s

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Rodina, 22 jewels [automatic], 1st MWF Kirov, Made in USSR, 1950s

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