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Rare, Ultra-Thin ‘Bayonet Caliber’ Movement

Cylinder Escapement, France-Switzerland, 1830 – 1840. This early, extremely small and ultra-thin movement is absolutely in the category of special collectable delights. 150 years ago, the ability to produce miniature watch movements by hand was accessible only to elite watch manufacturers. Reducing the size by one and a half to two times involved a 10-fold …

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Hanhart Luftwaffe Pilot Service Chronograph, with Early Serial Number 236

Type: Chronograph wristwatch Case: Brass, brushed nickel-plated, screw-wheel one-button chronograph Movement: Lever escapement, shockproof, column-wheel one-button chronograph Country of Origin: Germany Production Year: 1942 Signed: Hanhart, number 100236 This is a military chronograph (watch with a built-in stopwatch). Hanhart began producing watches in 1938 – 1939, but as such there were no special editions, instead …

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