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Re: Circa 1925 14k Green Gold Gruen Cushion with Sweep Seconds [message #3530 is a reply to message #3529] Wed, 09 April 2014 00:59 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
mikey
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Location: Paris, Ontario
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My understanding of the differences or how to tell them apart: movements destined for Hunter cases usually have the winding stem at 3 while movements destined for open faced cases have the stem at 12. The exception was the 'sidewinders' where the movement was rotated. I believe i also read that if you look at the position of the winding stem and the fourth wheel (for the seconds hand) they are opposite in an open faced movement and at 90 degrees to each other in a hunter movement. I believe that hunter cases were more prevalent in the 1800's and early 1900's because the porcelain dials were so fragile.

Of course i could be completely wrong.... Confused


Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.

[Updated on: Wed, 09 April 2014 01:47]

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