The movement too! A visual feast. [nt]

Oct 09, 2019,11:57 AM
 

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Another marvel of a vintage Chronograph: Eberhard Cal 16000 ( Valjoux 65 ).

 
 By: amanico : October 9th, 2019-11:50
40 mm case, which was big for that era ( circa 1940 ). Big, beautiful and full of charm. Here it is: The patina is homogeneous, the condition of the case and movement is awesome. The olive pushers are the cherry on the cake. As well as the crown. Not mine...  

One of the more interesting manufacturers, Nicolas. Eberhard . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 9th, 2019-12:02
. . . has been around a long time, and if memory serves correct, they're independently owned. I've lost track, and could well be wrong about that. I wonder if they service their older models, like the chronograph you shared. Art

It seems to me

 
 By: tactictac : October 10th, 2019-06:19
that this house was bought back in the 50/60’s by their Italian distributor, to be checked...

You could very well be right on that point. I thought they were a truly independent manufacturer, unaffiliated with . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 10th, 2019-08:11
. . . any of the conglomerates. Kinda like Minerva was until they were acquired by Montblanc. There are many small independent operators, but only a few independent movement manufacturers. I assumed Eberhard was in that elite company. Perhaps not. Art