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Posted 4 years ago


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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 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.


  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
    Very cool, looks clean inside. Does it still run?
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    George, these are some "GREAT" pieces you've been posting, thanks for sharing the beautiful classics. keep them coming.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    Evening Perry, I don't know if it runs, but knowing George, I'd bet it does.
  4. geo26e geo26e, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much Dave for stopping by and hitting the Love!
  7. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much Phil for the appreciation and hitting the 'Love'!
  8. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Cheers Moonstone for the appreciation!
  9. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Thank you peteeone for the appreciation!
  10. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    Thank you agh for the appreciation! Big cheers!

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