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Hi fellow addicts, I am in need of your opinions as I am not sure what to do concerning a Fero watch I got off eBay. To me it looks 1950s and I really like the way it looks. I was, as stated awhile back, on the hunt for my birth year watch, well for some reason this watch has grown on me and want to keep it as a daily wearer, and as I like it I will settle for it as a birth decade watch! Now my problem is, the dial says 17 rubis but the movement says 15 jewels. It also says Lanco Swiss made, but no Cal number that I can see. On the rear of the watch it has Fero watch etc and 76c ? I think it is the wrong movement but seems to fit well but won't wind and the spring balance is flopping about. Do I repair if possible the movement that's in it, or find out what movement it left the factory with and try and find one? I think the Lanco movement is probably better quality than the Fero original but I am happy to go either way because I like this watch and want to use it. I do realise this watch is a right mongrel lol but I like it and have named it Rex!

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Movement may be older than you suspect.it is my understanding that lanco  a German manufacturer started out using Swiss movements but switched to durowe movements in the 1930s to avoid depending on Swiss products .pending hostility with the rest of Europe may have influenced this.

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24 minutes ago, yankeedog said:

Movement may be older than you suspect.it is my understanding that lanco  a German manufacturer started out using Swiss movements but switched to durowe movements in the 1930s to avoid depending on Swiss products .pending hostility with the rest of Europe may have influenced this.

Thank you, I guess I need to identify cal of the Lanco movement, or find the correct movement for this watch. 

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Looks like the same layout to a Langendorf 2-19``` (see Ranfft), but probably not 43mm diameter? A picture of the dial side and the dimensions would be useful for identification.

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Hi again, here are the photos dial side, not the best photos but on dismantling the dial appears to have been held on by the brown stuff, as per photo it picked off in sheets, so possibly glue? The only marking that I can see dial side is, the number 690603. I hope this information and photos will identify this movement. 

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