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Hello!

I've seen a brand called Kerandra on the FleaBay but I can't find anything about it. All I know is it looks to use a cheaper 15 jewel movement. Most of the pieces I've found come from around the WWII era. I cannot tell if it is pin lever or not, would be nice to know.

I've searched these forums and still nothing.

If anybody has any history of the Kerandra brand please let me know!

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Justaworm
 

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WOW! ORIGINAL!! HOW INCREDIBLE!!!! ...
oh sorry, the ebay listing affected me badly...

It looks like an EB 698 bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 698 (EB 698)

Definately a pin lever, and definitely trying very hard to be something it isn't. Dropping 15 jewels in a movement like this only happens when the company is hoping people will mistake it for a higher-quality lever. You saw it a lot during the 70's, and with the finish on this I wouldn't be surprised if that's when it's actually from. All the ones I can find on the internet look similar; black, badly lettered, etc, and mostly from Hungary. Based on that, its probably some local hungarian brand. They all insist they're military and from the 40's. Seems like a stretch, but maybe Hungary had a really, really cheap military.
 
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