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    Rolling eyes info request on Leonidas watch

    Hi Guys,
    My husband has inherited a Leonidas 17 Jewells watch.
    Could anyone give me some information on it, where it was made etc.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

    Hi Vjay,

    I don't know that brand, it's the first time that I take notice of it, but the name sounds Russian to me. Maybe if you put some pictures, it is easier to determine the origin of the watch.

    Kindest regards,
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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

    It's Swiss. Made good quality watches, mainly chronographs, until they were taken over by Heuer I believe. In fact they were a main competitor of Heuer in the '40's and 50's. At least that's my recollection. Not an obscure brand at all to vintage watch lovers, should find plenty of info on the 'net. I'd love to see a pic too. Welcome to WUS!

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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

    Do you have a picture? I found this one on the Internet, lovely piece

    Kindest Regards,
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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    It's Swiss. Made good quality watches, mainly chronographs, until they were taken over by Heuer I believe. In fact they were a main competitor of Heuer in the '40's and 50's. At least that's my recollection. Not an obscure brand at all to vintage watch lovers, should find plenty of info on the 'net. I'd love to see a pic too. Welcome to WUS!
    That's why I like to attend this forum ... I'm always learning!

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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

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    This Leonidas is no relation.
    Last edited by dkouzou; March 3rd, 2012 at 04:05.
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    Re: info request on Leonidas watch

    Leonidas was one of the major chronograph manufacturers along with Valjoux, Universal/Martel, Lemania, Minerva, Longines, Angelus and Excelsior Park between the 1920s and 1950s to name a few.
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