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  • #2
    I personally have not seen a Conway marked handwind before...but... the engraving itself looks good. Somewhere back in the mists of time there is a thread regarding the fact that Conway marked movements seem more common in non-Conways than they are in Conways. I love that square cyclops on the anchor signed crystal.

    I think my biggest concern is the look of the horses themselves. They are generally, but not exclusively, applied, but as printed ones these seem a bit thin and the eyes seem off. I am not sertain about that however.
    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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    • #3
      Here's a similar thread, don't know if it'll help or not. https://www.equationoftime.com/forum...horse-movement

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
        I personally have not seen a Conway marked handwind before...but... the engraving itself looks good. Somewhere back in the mists of time there is a thread regarding the fact that Conway marked movements seem more common in non-Conways than they are in Conways. I love that square cyclops on the anchor signed crystal.

        I think my biggest concern is the look of the horses themselves. They are generally, but not exclusively, applied, but as printed ones these seem a bit thin and the eyes seem off. I am not sertain about that however.
        Originally posted by Tim. View Post
        Here's a similar thread, don't know if it'll help or not. https://www.equationoftime.com/forum...horse-movement
        Thanks Tim for the link! Very helpful. Similar to what Henry mentioned, I notice that the horses on this one seem very small as compared to the ones being posted in that thread.

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        • #5
          8983F346-A8A4-4914-9FCE-B6D6B64151E4.jpeg Also, here’s a caseback shot.

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          • #6
            I don't recall seeing many ETA hand-wound movements in Rado watches, if any. I know they used Peseux 7001 (now part of ETA) and Longines 847 (all part of ASUAG/SMH/Swatch Group).

            Interesting piece...certainly quite uncommon.

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            • #7
              I’ve got these. The golden horses have applied horses on the dial. The purple horse is an older bayonet case with a refinished dial, which is pretty awful. Bought that one 10 years ago for $21. Have to check the movements. 458294A6-01B2-4BC5-9CB8-8EFE36D7C59E.jpeg t C19433E4-EC07-4649-8135-A7739A4362F9.jpeg 7BBA918E-D958-4E3C-873A-D38672ADA426.jpeg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
                I don't recall seeing many ETA hand-wound movements in Rado watches, if any. I know they used Peseux 7001 (now part of ETA) and Longines 847 (all part of ASUAG/SMH/Swatch Group).

                Interesting piece...certainly quite uncommon.
                Ref 437 is a/the reference number for the ETA-2852, which would have been used around this time and probably in those hand wound horses.. I satisfied that the movement is authentic. I do not know what ref 445 stands for though. Does anyone have that info?
                Last edited by Watch Carefully; 06-23-2020, 11:22 AM.
                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                  Ref 437 is a/the reference number for the ETA-2852, which would have been used around this time and probably in those hand wound horses.. I satisfied that the movement is authentic. I do not know what ref 445 stands for though. Does anyone have that info?
                  I'm satisfied it is authentic also, but I cannot read the caliber number...27XX. Here is Dr. Ranfft's info on that movement family. 2762 perhaps?
                  Wait, it appears to have a precision regulator...maybe 2753?

                  family/generations:
                  manual / automatic respectively
                  21600 A/h:
                  2750 / 2770, 2776: no date
                  2752 / 2772: date
                  2753 / 2773: date, precision regulator
                  2758 / 2778: day, date
                  2759 / 2779: day, date, precision regulator
                  2761 / 2781: quick set date, high
                  2762 / 2782: quick set date
                  2763 / 2783: quick set date
                  2763-F6 / 2783-F6: quick set date, digital
                  2768 / 2788: day, quick set date
                  2769 / 2789: quick set day and date
                  2769-1 / 2789-1: quick set day and date, double-language
                  28800 A/h:
                  2751 / 2771: no date
                  2754 / 2774: date
                  2760 / 2780: day, date
                  2764 / 2784: quick set date
                  - / 2790 : quick set day and date
                  - / 2790-1: quick set day and date, double-language
                  - / 2791: quick set date, high

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

                    I'm satisfied it is authentic also, but I cannot read the caliber number...27XX. Here is Dr. Ranfft's info on that movement family. 2762 perhaps?
                    Wait, it appears to have a precision regulator...maybe 2753?

                    family/generations:
                    manual / automatic respectively
                    21600 A/h:
                    2750 / 2770, 2776: no date
                    2752 / 2772: date
                    2753 / 2773: date, precision regulator
                    2758 / 2778: day, date
                    2759 / 2779: day, date, precision regulator
                    2761 / 2781: quick set date, high
                    2762 / 2782: quick set date
                    2763 / 2783: quick set date
                    2763-F6 / 2783-F6: quick set date, digital
                    2768 / 2788: day, quick set date
                    2769 / 2789: quick set day and date
                    2769-1 / 2789-1: quick set day and date, double-language
                    28800 A/h:
                    2751 / 2771: no date
                    2754 / 2774: date
                    2760 / 2780: day, date
                    2764 / 2784: quick set date
                    - / 2790 : quick set day and date
                    - / 2790-1: quick set day and date, double-language
                    - / 2791: quick set date, high
                    The movement is an ETA 2763. I checked Mike's site for Ref. 445 but it's not listed.

                    Also this watch should be pre-1982 based on its ref number 455.7091.4, where the 4 indicates stainless steel for pre-1982.

                    What say you guys about the purple horse print and logo? I've yet to find a purple horse print where the horses have eyes, or are as tiny as those on this one.
                    Last edited by AnimaSolo; 06-25-2020, 10:17 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AnimaSolo View Post
                      Also this watch should be pre-1972based on its ref number 455.7091.4, where the 4 indicates stainless steel for pre-1982.
                      Typo/fact check needed. This watch has a post-1972 reference number. I'm not sure I know anything about numbering specific to pre-1982.
                      Thanks.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

                        Typo/fact check needed. This watch has a post-1972 reference number. I'm not sure I know anything about numbering specific to pre-1982.
                        Thanks.
                        Sorry, pre 1982. Not 1972.

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