1920's Syren Pocket watch

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    1920's Syren Pocket watch

    Hi there,
    I've had this hunter for quite a few years and know virtually nothing about the Syren movement other than it works very well. The watch dates to the mid-twenties ( the case is hall marked 1927 and the winding stem 1926) ; the case was made by Dennison Watch Case co and the movement is signed Syren, Swiss Made.
    I've atached a few photographs and would appreciate any information about Syren and the particular movement in this watch.
    Many thanks
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    Re: 1920's Syren Pocket watch

    I don't know a lot about the Syren brand. I think it may have been one used by the Record Watch Company. But I don't know much about Record either.
    The movement looks to be a good quality one with 17 jewels and gold jewel settings. Obviously it needs some restoration.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Re: 1920's Syren Pocket watch

    I know that the plate structure is not identical, but it looks rather like an old Revue (as in Revue Thommen) movement. Compare:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...2uswk&Revue_30

    What's more, the fine adjustment, similar to those on old Zenith pocket watches, was also used by Revue. Compare:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&Revue_18.5

    Not sure whether there was any link between Syren and Revue or whether the former just got some movements off the latter (if this is indeed a Revue movement - but I am more than 50% sure of it). Perhaps some others can provide further info.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: 1920's Syren Pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilD View Post
    Hi there,
    I've had this hunter for quite a few years and know virtually nothing about the Syren movement other than it works very well. The watch dates to the mid-twenties ( the case is hall marked 1927 and the winding stem 1926) ; the case was made by Dennison Watch Case co and the movement is signed Syren, Swiss Made.
    I've atached a few photographs and would appreciate any information about Syren and the particular movement in this watch.
    Many thanks
    Very interesting pocket watch. I like it!

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    Re: 1920's Syren Pocket watch

    Hi there again,
    Since I first posted this thread I've been searching on the internet for any further information on Syren.The only things I've found is that Pritchards list Syren as a mark for Record Watch Co ,and that at some stage in the past Syren had some sort of connection with Rolex -- see attached photograph of a Rolex watch seemimgly with a Syren movement.
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