I am reluctant to open the case because it is front loaded and has that special Wyler bezel set-up. I don't know it is actually difficult or simple to open, but it has been serviced within the last 2 years and I would rather not take the thing out and expose it to unnecessary dust etc.Hi,
In a quick glance I'd say early to mid-1940s from the dial and hands design. If you have a pic of the movement we could say more
If you know who has serviced it, you should find out what movement is in there.I am reluctant to open the case because it is front loaded and has that special Wyler bezel set-up. I don't know it is actually difficult or simple to open, but it has been serviced within the last 2 years and I would rather not take the thing out and expose it to unnecessary dust etc.
Your right Dan, but that one seemed to veer off track very quicklyDon't we already have a thread asking this exact question about the same watch?
Thank you Hartmut. I was rather starting to get frustrated. I was really hoping to get some good education on Wyler as it seems to be a very cool company with great history and innovations.Exactly. And I must say that the OP's original question was perfectly sensible and the joke seems to have been drawn out a little until it was rather thin..... :roll:
Normally, I'd amalgamate the two threads. This time, I will just close the original one and hope that this one gathers some more sensible and informative replies. I will also cross-link to this one.
Thank you for the reply Hartmut. I am aware of the Incaflex. It is a very simple yet effective solution. It's a wonder other brands did not take up a similar balance wheel. They also had a method of waterproofing that did not require gaskets. Which is pretty handy.Well, all I know about them is what's written in Ranfft's database:
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Wyler, Paul Wyler & Co, Fabrique des Montres SA, Bienne, Basel, New York
To the best of my knowledge, they are best known for their "Incaflex" design of the balance wheel. A specimen can be seen here:
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Wyler AS 1382N