An unusual looking 454 Calibre

I came across this unusual looking 454/3 calibre and wondered if anybody had seen anything else like it?

An unusual looking 454 Calibre

It appears to have gold bridges and a Freesprung Gyromax balance which I did not think were used in the 454 calibre.  It also looks like some of the screws are missing from the movement.

Any ideas?

Regards

Kevin

could possibly also be
04/27/2016 - 15:15

a cal 453, 458 or 466 as they look similar and hard to say from the small photo. However I have see these calibers with the gold plated bridges.

 

However balance is not free sprung as you can make out the index regulator

Re: An unusual looking 454 Calibre
04/28/2016 - 03:52

That is a cal 454 from the late 30's early 40's. Before it was required to note the number of jewels and adjustments. It was from a "teardrop" case. That crown is worth it's weight in anti-matter!

I agree with LSmith
04/28/2016 - 17:26

I've seen gold plated versions of cal 454, both with and without a swan's neck micro-regulator from the early 1940s.

I almost bought one once, with a steel, teardrop, case.  I even made payment on it, but then found out the serial numbers didn't match.  Luckily the seller was willing to negate the sale and return my payment.