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GEO – Anti-magnetic Vintage May 23, 2011

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There’s this piece of vintage wrist watch brand, GEO. It is expected the piece was produced circa 1940 – 1950 period, for engineers working in extreme magnetic field.  Hence the watch dial indicates the word: ANTIMAGNETIC. The watch crown is positioned and shaped for easy winding and time adjustment, even with glove on.

Tried searching the web about history of GEO watches but to no avail. However, currently there’s a watch brand with the same name (GEO) producing modern diving and advanture digital watches. Hard to know whether this is the same company that produced the piece of vintage?

The GEO Antimagnetic watch shown here has a unique automatic mechanical movement. It’s not powered by commonly known winding Rotor, but a “hammer” swinging horizontally within the space of the mechanism within the arc of 180 degree.  Omega Watch in the 1950 – 1960s produced some of its models with the same design. 



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