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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 4th 2019, 12:31pm

kevco wrote:
December 4th 2019, 12:03pm
Movado?
Cyma?
Zenith?
Omega Jubilee?
Gruen?
Neither, but one’s close by.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 4th 2019, 2:31pm

OK, it is time for the great reveal. Here's the watch.

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Here is the clue you've all missed... Ties to one of Rolex's movement suppliers. Alpina, in its Alpina-Gruen Guild days, was as a part of this cooperation tied to Aegler. Alpina, Gruen and Rolex shared movements, including that of the Rolex Prince. Kevco was almost there with the Gruen guess.

Here is one interesting technical feature...the bumper auto. In-house Alpina calibre 584:
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And here is another...
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The case is an all-steel Taubert Vacuum. The original crown with the triangular Alpina logo is still there.

Tomorrow I shall post the full verbal onanism about the watch, and good pictures taken in the daylight.
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Re: Got one incoming...

Post by biglove » December 4th 2019, 5:22pm

^^^ Good Lort. That movement is beautiful.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 4th 2019, 8:37pm

tomsimac wrote:
December 4th 2019, 7:24pm
Does this watch have any connection with current Alpina ownership
It doesn't seem like Alpina ever went completely belly up, if that's what you're asking about in a rather Pythian way. The quartz crisis nearly wiped it out, then some Germans bought it. However, since they sucked at management, they only had it stagnating on the verge of bankruptcy. Then the Dutch owner of Frederique Constant bought what was left of it, and then Citizen bought both FC and Alpina. And since then, it's doing alright.
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