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Horological Meandering: Thank you!

And thanks for the details! You're right about the problem of terminology in that regard - I could imagine there are some more or less hidden details between a nickel-steel /brass balance wheel from Crausaz or other suppliers. I also believe there were more than one manufacturer for Guillaume balanc
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: never mind....

Sorry Tick-Talk, found the first page you posted somewhere else - still I'd be interested to see a picture of the balance wheel stopped Best Suitbert
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: Absolutely great piece and story

and congrats on finding it! About the balance - are you sure about the details ? I'm asking because, at least to my knowledge, there is quite a difference betwenn a Guillaume balance and a Crausaz type. Do you have a picture of your CR not running, i.e. the balance stopped? Is there some mention of
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: Valjoux 9 ...

Hello Nilo, as you already guessed, this is a Valjoux caliber 9. I can't tell you much more about this watch, but my guess would be that it's probably put together somewhere in the sixties or later. Although the overall style is stemming from earlier days, the movement clearly is a late example. I'd
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By: SuitbertW
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TAG Heuer: Very nice one, could be some interesting movement....

Hi Nicolas, from pictures this doesn't look like a Valjoux 23 - I'd guess it's more a very rare Valjoux 69, which is only 10,5 ''' . It would allow for an even smaller case, but not always was used in "pure" ladies watches - sometimes in slightly larger cases as well. Your fiend should definetely op
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: this is quite a special one....

Hi Nicolas, I've to smile when I see this one - If I may ask, where did you get this picture from? Best regards Suitbert
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: Not that simple....

Hello, Nicolas, while I absolutely second your choice of a "simple" watch - while I love complicated pieces at the same time - I disagree with your "rule" about movement choice. While it may sound like a "pure" way to look at it - one should also consider that many of the fines movements with roots
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By: SuitbertW
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Horological Meandering: some info

Hi, the Aerotel (mov. and case signed Heuer) is a Valjoux the larger and earlier brother of the later vx 72. The Borel is a 13''' cal. VZHQ, the predecessor of VX72C - can be discerned from the different shape of coulpling clutch lever. The Borel movement obviously has the balance cock changed - so
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By: SuitbertW
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Patek Philippe: Some comments...

Hi, the issue you describe is one of those which could well be at the top of a FAQ for watch lovers. And, as with many other technical imperfections of mechancal watches, can have several different reasons. As a standard procedure you should first make sure, that minute hand setting is done CCW, as
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By: SuitbertW
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