Citizen Jet.......very cool......

Citizen Jet.......very cool......

Joined: May 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

May 1st, 2012, 9:39 pm #1

.......in my opinion anyway

I've just uploaded a page to my blog http://sweep-hand.org/) on the 'Jet' automatic movements from the early 1960s. Although it might not be as efficient and reliable as the ubiquitous swinging weight type, I reckon it looks much better :

http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk25 ... I_0537.mp4


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May 2nd, 2012, 1:22 am #2

I've seen some of those, but never seen the movements.
Very cool rotor system.

Thanks for sharing.
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May 2nd, 2012, 2:17 am #3

.......in my opinion anyway

I've just uploaded a page to my blog http://sweep-hand.org/) on the 'Jet' automatic movements from the early 1960s. Although it might not be as efficient and reliable as the ubiquitous swinging weight type, I reckon it looks much better :

http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk25 ... I_0537.mp4


Stephen
Perimeter rotor systems are pretty rare, but they do have the potential to make a thinner auto-winding movement.  Bucherer's new movement is probably the ultimate expression of this concept.  And I predict that as thinness becomes more fashionable for high-grade watches, we will see more makers adopting this system.

Which will make the Citizen Jet even cooler, being the grandaddy of them all.
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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 10:27 am #4

.......in my opinion anyway

I've just uploaded a page to my blog http://sweep-hand.org/) on the 'Jet' automatic movements from the early 1960s. Although it might not be as efficient and reliable as the ubiquitous swinging weight type, I reckon it looks much better :

http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk25 ... I_0537.mp4


Stephen
Hi. Have one of those and also an older Valgines with a similar movement. Cheers Phil
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May 3rd, 2012, 7:53 am #5

have any pics of the Valgine movement? Was it their own design do you know?

Thanks in advance,
Stephen
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May 3rd, 2012, 7:55 am #6

Perimeter rotor systems are pretty rare, but they do have the potential to make a thinner auto-winding movement.  Bucherer's new movement is probably the ultimate expression of this concept.  And I predict that as thinness becomes more fashionable for high-grade watches, we will see more makers adopting this system.

Which will make the Citizen Jet even cooler, being the grandaddy of them all.
had a look at that, very neat indeed.

Stephen
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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

May 6th, 2012, 7:01 am #7

have any pics of the Valgine movement? Was it their own design do you know?

Thanks in advance,
Stephen
Movement has a couple of auto bits missing but functions as a hand winder.





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May 6th, 2012, 9:24 pm #8

interesting to see another maker with this type of rotor,

Stephen
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