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Posted 11 months ago

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geo26e
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This automatic watch, sold by the Perpetual Selfwinding Watch Co. of New York, was produced by the firm of Frey & Co. in Biel around 1935 and functioned with a 'pendulum' winding in one direction.

THE PERPETUAL AUTOMATIC - Pendulum Winding

The basic movement was a small formed movement without a hand-winding mechanism, surrounded by the automatic component in the form of a frame. The winding click, mounted on the pendulum on a spring, provided protection against over-winding by a clutch device. The pendulum's 'swing' was not limited by buffers. but by pins, and a loud clicking was heard while winding. In some models (like this one), the hand setting crown was located on the left side by the numeral 9.

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  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 11 months ago
    Very cool, looks clean inside. Does it still run?
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    George, these are some "GREAT" pieces you've been posting, thanks for sharing the beautiful classics. keep them coming.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 months ago
    Evening Perry, I don't know if it runs, but knowing George, I'd bet it does.
  4. geo26e geo26e, 11 months ago
    Thank you all for the Love & appreciation. I have a few more pieces and will post them in the next week days! Cheers! :-)
  5. geo26e geo26e, 11 months ago
    @ Perry & Kerry : Considering I have had theses automatic watches since the early-mid 90s and have never ever serviced them (couldn't find a watch guy that I trust), most of the pieces still ticks when I manually trigger the auto-wind motion to the watch (they cannot be just wind up like a 'normal' watch)! The movements have not been oiled for decades so I didn't want to push my luck to test the time keeping!
  6. geo26e geo26e, 11 months ago
    Thank you very much Dave for stopping by and hitting the Love!
  7. geo26e geo26e, 11 months ago
    Thank you very much Phil for the appreciation and hitting the 'Love'!
  8. geo26e geo26e, 10 months ago
    Cheers Moonstone for the appreciation!
  9. geo26e geo26e, 10 months ago
    Thank you peteeone for the appreciation!
  10. geo26e geo26e, 4 months ago
    Thank you agh for the appreciation! Big cheers!

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