A new arrival

Re: A new arrival

Postby bobbee » April 8th 2017, 6:34pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:OK, the maker is now known... Guess you owe Enrico at least a pint, Bob. If not a gallon...

The movement is indeed Swiss; it was designed by a Ferdinand Bachschmid of Biel, and later on made by Orion - a movement manufacturer registered to a company called Brandt & Hoffman, who took the business over from Bachschmid.

Truth be told, I don't think I would have ever managed to find that info out myself- I've never heard of Bachschmid or Orion before, and I mostly associate the name Brandt with Louis Brandt & Frere, the company behind Omega, Helvetia and Patria.

Thanks chum, I owe you both a drink and it's not the only one I owe Rico, he ID'd my LeCoultre movement for me.
Apparently, Orion supplied V&C, Stauffer and Ulysse Nardin back in the day, so my little "Turret" is in good company!

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