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    E. Gluck Trading Company Pocket Watch?

    I was given this manual wind pocket watch by a freind for servicing (well just a battery and new gasket) his Quartz watch. I am pretty sure I made out alright. I took this to the local watch maker (it was running very fast) and he serviced it for $35. Keeps great time now. Can anybody tell me about the manufacturer or the movement maker. Has a seven pointed star with RL in it.

    Markings inside back cover are
    E. Gluck Trading Co.
    Swiss Made
    Base Metal

    On Movement we have
    1233-21
    E.Gluck Trading Co.
    Unadjusted
    17 jewels
    Seventeen
    YY

    On Dial:
    North Star
    17 jewels
    Incabloc
    Swiss Made

    Not worried about value (it's a cheapie), I just love the history part.
    Thanks guys!
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    Re: E. Gluck Trading Company Pocket Watch?

    Here I go answering one of my own questions:

    E. GLUCK CORPORATION has been around since the 50's

    Currently they own Armitron and 20 or so other brands
    Brand Name Owner Address:29-10 THOMSON AVENUE LONG ISLAND CITY NEW YORK 11101
    Brand Name Owner Web Site:http://www.armitron.com/
    Brand Name Owner Phone:718-784-0700Brand
    Name Owner Toll-Free:800-840-2933Fax:718-482-2702

    Any idea of year, or other info?
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    Re: E. Gluck Trading Company Pocket Watch?

    I'm not familiar with the brand or maker but it's a modern wristwatch movement inside a pocket watch case. Can't tell for sure when it was made, but I should think it's 1970s or later.

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    Re: E. Gluck Trading Company Pocket Watch?

    "RL" is the stamp of the movement maker Ronda. They specialised in cheap pin pallet lever escapements which, on the other hand, had a high jewel count. They also made swiss lever escapement movements which are, however, marked "RAX" (e.g. "RAX 1233-21") and were also gold-plated. That one in your watch seems to have the gold-plating but I can't see any RAX! Have a look at the lever and see whether you can find any jewelling! That one is really a wrist watch movement which has been put in a pocket watch with the aid of a large movement holder ring.

    The last mechanical movement Ronda made was the Harley-Ronda 2538/2539 (date/day-date versions) with microrotor of which limited amount of old stock were used by Aristo a few years ago in their pilot watch "Flieger Award". Nowadays, Ronda just make quartz movements.

    The link to your watch movement is:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...da_RAX_1233_21


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    Re: E. Gluck Trading Company Pocket Watch?

    Thanks guys, will check it out.
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