A limited edition of only examples were produced, this one being No. The brand name was apparently first applied in in Switzerland and registered as a US Trademark in Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. March 29th, 9. The winding mechanism is controlled by a pair of gears. The asymmetric design of the tuning fork also used significantly less power than previous Accutron-derived models. Whilst there were many watches made using the movement the model shown here is quite uncommon.

This movement also benefits from a rather rapid quickset date function. Sales tax may apply when shipping to: March 21st, 5. The image below shows the Accutron crown flipped up for setting, and the screw battery hatch open. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Smiths Sectric tuning fork clock. It has a handwind movement and currently keeping time. Originally Posted by arutha.

However inJaeger LeCoultre released the Futurematic, with the technically impressive calibre bumper automatic movement. People who viewed this item also viewed.

Looks like the last service date on this beast was wathc back in January of ’83 based on the inscription on the inside back of the case. Then the tuning fork symbol on the dial finally penetrated my thick skull and it dawned on me what this was — a tuning fork clock! I doubt too many have survived the decades. It is quite a large watch, with a stainless steel case measuring 38mm x 36mm, less lugs and pushersand is 12mm thick. Subject to credit approval.

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United States and many other countries See details. Whatever the category, I venture that none are likely to be seen all too often. Now Available for iOS and Android. That is, except for the Voumard Please enter a valid ZIP Code. GoldSmithWorks offers custom designed, one of a kind, life time creations and unique jewelry watches gemstones diamonds and repairs. Pretty rare The adjusting crown on the hiwtory of the case was pioneered by Le Coultre in their Futurematic series in the early 50s and possibly was also used by others.


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The movements will not self start but require a slight the movement of the setting mechanism indicated to set them in motion. Smiths Sectric tuning fork clock. This Vourmad was Swiss, water resistant, had a eye-catching linen dial, was in relatively good shape, and appeared to be mechanically functional, so I figured what the heck.

Unlike most mechanical watches, you can’t turn the crown backwards when it’s in the winding position: It differed from his previous tuning fork designs in a number of ways. Paul Wyler invented the Incaflex shock-protecting balance in and it was patented in I can’t find any info on this brand, except a couple of places online selling the same model “backwind” watch “”.

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You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee vouard you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. An accurate history of Voumard is not easy to determine. It’s true that every once in a while you will find something neat in hiwtory box of junk. So you’ve got solid Swiss quality, but it’s a watch that is probably going to be difficult to have any work done on the movement itself, unless there is some other movement in there!

After rolling the hands over to midnight I noticed that the date function seemed fine, too, so I figured I might as well grab it, since it voumsrd a pretty unusual looking watch. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Thank you for reading.


March 29th, 9. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. An interesting aspect is that the ref.

Wyler transferred the task of shock protection to the balance-wheel itself, and you can see the helical balance-wheel arms which were designed to flex and allow the wheel to move on the staff to a degree without damaging the pivots.

The rotor rim is in nistory gold. The machine tool company makes precision grinders and at least for a while made anti-shock mechanisms, but whether these went into watches is another question.

Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. Eatch a public demonstration of the effectiveness of the Incaflex system was made when two Wyler watches were dropped meters almost feet from the top of the Eiffel Tower and verified to be running afterward.

Seiko also later ventured into the thermoelectric field with their body-heat powered Thermic watches, introduced in The crystal, dial, and movement fit together as one piece and are simply pushed out by applying pressure to the top no screws or threads. See other items More I expect the piece originally fitted into a larger display, but I have yet to see an example.

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And it is always great finding them under such circumstances isn’t it? The oddest of the tuning fork movements — the Omega Megasonic Hz. The Voumards were also produced in fairly limited numbers compared to watches from major companies. The most famous watch with a crown in the back is probably the JLC “Futurematic” but there have been the odd others.