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    Ranfft search tips?

    I know this website is worth its weight in gold. But oh boy, searching it is hard! Are there any tips or tricks folks have picked up to help identify a movement?

    For example, if I donít t know what this brand is, what are my options other than hunting and pecking? I donít even seem able to filter by size, jewel count or country of origin....






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    I seen that movement a lot in stuff from India like camy and others like fortis not sure of the cal just trying to remember...and yeah as I said to you before it's good for cutting and pasting but naff to search unless you got an idea of cal and make
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    try fhf hmm 76 or 96

    Fabrique Horlogerie Fontainemelon (FHF)

    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Fig. 1


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    FHF 96

    Features
    manual wind
    sweep second

    Data
    11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 26.0mm
    H= 4.5mm
    F= 1.5mm
    T= 2.1mm
    17 jewels
    f = 18000 A/h
    power reserve 48h

    Balance staff U3045

    Stem W2650

    Mainspring / battery
    Zf1328, 1.60 x 11.0 x 0.12 x 350mm

    Hands
    1.30 x 0.90 x 0.21mm

    Remarks
    signatures: FHF, ST, FHF-ST
    differences not known between 96, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 969

    Example, year: signature; shock device
    ca. 1965: FHF/ST 96, Swiss, 17 Jewels - FHF/ST 96; Incabloc





    it's about half three in the am here so my eyes are not great but be one of these maybe
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    actually looking at you pic think you can just see the 96 and possible fhf under the hair spring ?
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Could also be a 'New' (for the time) FHF 98:

    https://perrinwatchparts.com/collect...28929703215138

    Same bridge pattern, but thinner (3.6mm) and higher beat rate (21600).

    Edit: Have you found this in your search?

    https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topi...n-walkthrough/

    Edit 2: Also this:

    Last edited by Dimman; Jul 14, 2019 at 04:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimman View Post
    Could also be a 'New' (for the time) FHF 98:

    https://perrinwatchparts.com/collect...28929703215138

    Same bridge pattern, but thinner (3.6mm) and higher beat rate (21600).

    Edit: Have you found this in your search?

    https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topi...n-walkthrough/

    Edit 2: Also this:

    Excellent links. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    actually looking at you pic think you can just see the 96 and possible fhf under the hair spring ?
    Yes, hf or st. Thank you!


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    FHF 98 for CAD49?! How do they make these things for so cheap? Slave army of gnomes and elves?

    If I can find a FHF96 for similar $$ it might be easier to just swap the whole movement and keep this one for spares.




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    Quote Originally Posted by morningtundra View Post
    FHF 98 for CAD49?! How do they make these things for so cheap? Slave army of gnomes and elves?

    If I can find a FHF96 for similar $$ it might be easier to just swap the whole movement and keep this one for spares.




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    should do look at any of the watches coming out of india more then like have it look for oris.fortis,citizen,orient they all seem to have this movement in them I wonder if just fits the cases on them as not sure how original
    they are to them names
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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