Very cool watch. Until recently there was one for sale on the bay, but didnt sell and is now gone from sight. It had a lizard leather covering in brown and was perhaps a little more of a square shape. In very good condition ,superficially. It ran through 2 sale cycles, a week each with an opening bid of 225.00. I had never seen anything like it until ChilInTimes version appeared on the forum. I was 1/2 way interested in it, so I had saved it in my "Watch" section, but removed it ( before this thread appeared ) as it was no longer for sale. So, sadly I dont have the sellers name anymore or the item number, even if anyone was interested. But they may try to sell it again, so if any ones interested...All I remember of the description is Drivers Watch. It was also worn upright in the pics. Sorry if this is a tease, but I thought I would add the little bit of info I had.
hmm. looks like a travel clock. i confess that i've never seen one with legs that connect like that though. perhaps some close-ups of the case?
As has been suggested, it could well be a golf watch designed to clip on the belt and thus avoid the force exerted by a golf swing. Another example (somewhat different) here: 1953 Timex Ben Hogan Folding Watch | WorthPoint and one like that posted here http://www.ioffer.com/i/semca-enamel...960s-145663849
1939 article for similar: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=4...page&q&f=false
Last edited by Marrick; February 3rd, 2012 at 21:38.
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Many of my pictures were posted via Webshots which has now closed - and so have disappeared from WUS. Sorry.
Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.
Brilliant watch, if you're going to wear a big watch, this is the only one to wear!!!!!
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That is such a neat watch !!!!!! Where did you find it ?
I've never seen one like it.. and I'm in Switzerland.
Whether it is worn on the belt, as some people suggest, or on the wrist, like Ive also seen, I think it is one unique watch! I love it and I will choose to wear it on the wrist, simply because, picture the reaction when someone asks you for the time and you pull out this watch from under your sleeve and tell them the time! Classic!
OTOH, the loops look to be the size of a man's belt of that era, and opened up, you'd be looking right down at the face.
I vote 'Belt Watch'.
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