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The caliber 120 [message #706] Thu, 20 June 2013 00:57 Go to next message
mikey is currently offline  mikey
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I dont have a lot of information on this one but someone once said a picture is worth a thousand words.... Razz
23.75mm diameter or 10 lignes (10 1/2 lignes per Bazzab)in size, 15 jewels and the movement number is just visible beside the escape wheel.

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Re: The caliber 120 [message #868 is a reply to message #706] Sun, 30 June 2013 14:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bazzab is currently offline  Bazzab
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This movement is shown in the 1921 Standardized Parts Catalog as a 10 1/2 Ligne
The one shown,in the Catalog, is marked Watch Specialties, but is classed as a Guild watch.
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Re: The caliber 120 [message #1009 is a reply to message #868] Tue, 09 July 2013 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey is currently offline  mikey
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Curiosity on my part... would the one marked 'Watch Specialties' likely be older than the 'Gruen Guild' movement i have?

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Re: The caliber 120 [message #1020 is a reply to message #1009] Wed, 10 July 2013 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bazzab is currently offline  Bazzab
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The Watch Specialties are the older of the two
I believe Gruen started stamping Guild on movements around 1925/26.
The only evidence I have on this is, the 885 movement, which is from around that time, having owned several watches, all with this caliber, they have all been stamped Guild
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Re: The caliber 120 [message #1028 is a reply to message #1020] Thu, 11 July 2013 03:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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Watch Specialties was extant circa 1911 to 1922. Or so...
Re: The caliber 120 [message #12581 is a reply to message #1028] Mon, 15 June 2020 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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Here’s a Marc Favre signed version: 143587185197

Identical, except for the stud carrier. Favre switched over to the new carrier (seen above) ca1921. The above was made 1921-1922, based on Guild markings & pre-1922 tariff stamps.


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Re: The caliber 120 [message #12889 is a reply to message #12581] Wed, 15 July 2020 21:47 Go to previous message
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I never could get that number to show photos so I never saw the Favre signed movement.
I thought this pic would be a good permanant reference for this calibre post, nice ID Dan!


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