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Mystery ebauche [message #12810] Wed, 08 July 2020 19:21 Go to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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I turned up this watch a while back, and haven't been able to find anything even remotely similar looking. I was wondering if anyone had seen something like it sometime?

It's about a 16 size.

If I could find the maker, maybe I could repair it. It has a broken center wheel pinion.


Okay, I've shrunk my pictures for the forum frequently, and I have to ask - why is it never the same size restriction? Last week it was 1.5 MB, now it's 1 MB. Previously it was 2 MB. Why can't it just be one thing? Now I have to go resize my already-resized files and I'm annoyed.
Re: Mystery ebauche [message #12811 is a reply to message #12810] Wed, 08 July 2020 19:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Mystery ebauche [message #12822 is a reply to message #12810] Thu, 09 July 2020 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I could be wrong..... (shock!).... but I think the restrictions on image size are based on pixel count rather than file size. I make my images 800 x 1200 (or so) and have never had issues with detail or upload. I see the image you have is ~2600 x 2600, which is a large image at 96 dpi.

As to the movement.... that is pretty cool looking. BUT... I do not see any Gruen markings. Am I missing it?


thesnark17 wrote on Wed, 08 July 2020 19:21
I turned up this watch a while back, and haven't been able to find anything even remotely similar looking. I was wondering if anyone had seen something like it sometime?

It's about a 16 size.

If I could find the maker, maybe I could repair it. It has a broken center wheel pinion.


Okay, I've shrunk my pictures for the forum frequently, and I have to ask - why is it never the same size restriction? Last week it was 1.5 MB, now it's 1 MB. Previously it was 2 MB. Why can't it just be one thing? Now I have to go resize my already-resized files and I'm annoyed.


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Re: Mystery ebauche [message #12823 is a reply to message #12822] Thu, 09 July 2020 19:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thesnark17 is currently offline  thesnark17
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It's not a Gruen, that's why I put it in this category. It has no ID marks whatsoever. (Picked it up in a lot of PWs.) I was just hoping someone might have seen something similar somewhere. I may have to join one of the "big" watch forums to ask - up until now I have only collected Gruens, so didn't see the point.

Thanks for the response with regard to file size.
Re: Mystery ebauche [message #12835 is a reply to message #12811] Fri, 10 July 2020 12:20 Go to previous message
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It is a curious movement, Alex. I know I’ve seen this click, stud carrier & setting works before, but looks like I didn’t save it. Frustrating!

My guessing probably would do you more harm than good. May have to go to nawcc with it? Would be interested if you get a lead.


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