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105: Gents Hallmark/Wyler Automatic, Up-Down Display, ca. 1950

Accessories: none
Case: Resistant to Shock, Dust and Magnetism, All Stainless Steel - American Case Co, Case made in Hongkong - steel, plastic crystal, screw back, D=32mm
Band: leather
Dial: Hallmark, 17 Jewels, Selfwinding - silvered, luminous digits
Movement: WOB, Delaware Watch Co, Swiss - calibre Wyler AS 1382N, pink gold plated, 17 jewels, monometallic screw balance, shock protection by elastical spiral balance spokes, Incabloc only on dial side, i.e. at the shorter section of the balance staff
Power reserve display: 36h
Condition: C1, B0, D2, M1-2, service 07/2006

Complication
A power-reserve display in an automatic is a real complication, as it needs a differential gear, and a friction clutch (detailled description here). Another complication is the number of involved firms: Hallmark (dial) is after Quick-Fit known as American import brand using, besides other, movements from the Montilier Watch Co, and Montilier movements for the US market were signed with Delaware Watch Co. However, Montilier wasn't actually the manufacturer of the movement; its strange shock protection (Incaflex) and the US import code WOB proves the Wyler SA as manufacturer and their New York office as importer.




Sold in Auction

Date 10-25-06

High bid EUR 140.00

Reserve EUR 140.00

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The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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