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    1926 But help please 😱

    Good Morning watchaholics, Iíve just purchased this lovely 1926 silver cased gents Trench Type watch but Itís not dial,case nor movement marked.
    Please could someone enlighten me with any possible information about it as itís from a private collection and appears to have been for many years.
    Runs and winds beautifully and in my opinion resembles a Rolex of that era. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Iíve added these better pics of movement and inside of case cover. It is 15 jewels
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    harley-dude...hello. If your pictures were a bit sharper...although I reckon that someone will recognize the movement, any information that is engraved on the movement or inside case back really cannot be read...this can be really important!

    It looks Swiss to me--of a good quality--perhaps 15 jewels, and in very nice shape for a, say, 1920's watch. The dial is really nice, too. A good-looking watch. Michael.
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    Re: 1926 But help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Maddan View Post
    harley-dude...hello. If your pictures were a bit sharper...although I reckon that someone will recognize the movement, any information that is engraved on the movement or inside case back really cannot be read...this can be really important!

    It looks Swiss to me--of a good quality--perhaps 15 jewels, and in very nice shape for a, say, 1920's watch. The dial is really nice, too. A good-looking watch. Michael.
    Thanks Michael, Iíll add a crisper pic of movement. I only got it yesterday and sheís kept time well overnight to the minute.

    Thanks for comments, Simon

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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    How do we know it is from 1926 but not know the maker?

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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    Quote Originally Posted by VESPASIAN View Post
    How do we know it is from 1926 but not know the maker?
    The silver assay mark on inside of case is 1926

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    Quote Originally Posted by harley-dude View Post
    The silver assay mark on inside of case is 1926
    ahhhh right
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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    Quote Originally Posted by VESPASIAN View Post
    ahhhh right
    British Assay?

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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    Did you happen to measure the diameter of the movement, in mm or lignes?
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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    Quote Originally Posted by VESPASIAN View Post
    British Assay?
    Itís 925 and stamped. I know that most movements were imported and cased in UK or indeed movement and case imported together but stamped in England/Scotland before distribution. Jewellers/watch companies simply had their name put on the dials or on the rear of case. Common practice for JW Benson, Janes Weir(Glasgow) etc. Thatís why itís a nightmare trying to find out an actual manufacturer of a lot of watches as many like Longines et al quite often didnít sign movement anywhere

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    Re: 1926 But help please 😱

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Did you happen to measure the diameter of the movement, in mm or lignes?
    Hi,
    No I didnít but I can if you think it would help identifying the maker/movement. It does look like a quite high end movement to me.
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