Vintage Yema

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Vintage Yema

Post by koimaster » December 12th 2019, 1:55pm

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42 mm lug to lug
39 mm dial
Gray dial
black and gray applied two-tone indexes
black and gray baton hands
central second hand.
Date by counter at 3 o'clock.
Y ring logo.
Bottom of screwed steel box bearing the serial number 821144.
Movement France Draft FE4611, the same one that animates the famous automatic Superman.

he French-made 844 were powered by FE 4611A where “G. Monnin” is signed on the rotor. These date complication automatic movements were also made by a French company, France Ebauches, which was the largest French manufacturer for ebauche movements at the time. On the other hand, the Swiss-Made 844 were powered by ETA 2872 with the exception of the 844-4 which featured a day-date complication movement.
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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Re: Vintage Yema

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 12th 2019, 4:17pm

Apart from the crystal - which, as Mr. Battle suggested, needs to be replaced - it appears to be in good shape. Nice watch.
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Re: Vintage Yema

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 12th 2019, 4:30pm

koimaster wrote:
December 12th 2019, 4:22pm
real patina and not sure about the crystal composition yet.
Well, regardless of the composition, this case should take any correctly sized plexi aka hesalite. The sooner, the better - it's not only cracked, but also loose. In the wrist shot, the big crack is by 7 o'clock, in the other pic - roughly from 2 to 3, so this whole crystal is loose like hooker's morals.
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