ANO AS 1194
Iterum builds new watches from vintage mechanical watch movements. This watch using an ANO AS 1194 movement is available for purchase.
This watch was produced for the ANO Watch Company and is a caliber AS 1194. The shock protection mechanism for the balance jewels is fantastic. The escape wheel has top and bottom cap jewels. The third wheel has a bottom cap jewel. These movements were produced around 1945 and were used in many military watches of the time.
The shock protection over the balance wheel is not the common Incabloc spring found on a majority of watches and gives this movement a fun visual element.
The hour and minute hands are vintage. They have been repainted and relumed. The second hand is vintage and has not been repainted. The case is polished stainless steel.
Winding: Manual wind
Country of origin: Switzerland
Caliber: AS 1194
The barrel bridge contains the text "UNADJUSTED" meaning that at production time the movement wasn't adjusted for temperature, isochronism, and multiple positions which is normally only done for expensive, high-end movements. Before shipping the movement would have gone through minimum adjusting to make sure that it ran within specifications. Visible on the barrel bridge in the picture below is the text "SWISS" which indicates the movement was produced in Switzerland.