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    Favre-Leuba

    Does anyone knows anything about the Favre-Leuba watches?
    The only thing I know is that they used to be connected with Zenith.
    Are these watches any good?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    A brief history here:

    http://shop.joseph-watches.com/josep...2592939&-find=

    Vintage Favre-Leuba watches are very collectable. If you put 'Favre-Leuba' in the drop down SEARCH box in this forum you will find a lot of discussion about them.

    Note: A lot of Favre-Leuba watches were exported to India. Many are offered for sale on ebay in Europe with 'refinished' dials. The refinishing means overpainting with a non-original colour (blue, red, green, purple etc) and - in my opinion - the result is a very unsatisfactory watch which does not look as it should.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Hi AlvaroPinto:

    Are you interested in vintage Favre-Leuba or in the current brand?. In the former case very collectibles as Marrick says (e.g. Twinmatic, Duomatic, Bathy, Bivouac, etc.... On the contrary , IMHO the new ones , fancy but nothing special.

    I havenīt heard about a Zenith - F-L relationship.

    Keep away from the F-L "vintage" re-painted Indian watches!!!


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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Ok., here's the reason why I asked.
    I just got this watch from a ebay auction.
    It was pretty cheap so... it has this military look wich I love!!
    I think that might be a interesting timepiece...What you think folks?
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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    I like it! The Sandow is comparatively rare- so a nice find if you got it cheap. It probably was military - maybe for the Indian army. Favre-Leuba and the West End companies had offices in India and exported much of their production there.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Very, very nice and hard to find !!
    Iīve never seen the inscription Favre-Leuba and Co.


    Would be possible to have a pic from the movement?:thanks

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingmatic View Post
    I havenīt heard about a Zenith - F-L relationship.
    Neither have I. Are you (alvaropinto) confusing Favre-Leuba with Georges Favre-Jacot (founder of Zenith)?

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Can anyone help with the Favre_leuba watch I've got. I can't find any reference or picture. Its a gents dress watch, simple but elegant and bought by my grandfather in the late 1970's (I think). Its plain black face with gold trim, alligator wrist strap, automatic. Any ideas?

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Hi -

    First of all, welcome to the forum and WUS! I hope we can help you with your vintage watch.

    Without pictures we've got literally nothing to go on. There are lots and lots of watches out there that could match yours, even from one and the same company, and the devil is, so to speak, in the details.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba

    Also, have a look at the case between the lugs. Favre-Leuba sometimes stamped the model name on the outside of the case there.

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