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    Aeroplane watch

    Just before I ebay it, I'd like to show you this little watch from - I guess - the 1920's. The movement has the Swiss patent number 167231 and a really cute monoplane on the winding wheel. The balance staff is broken.

    The face is remarkably clean, with 24 hour markings alongside the usual 12.

    I'm kinda hoping Hartmut will recognise it as an early Vacheron Constantin brand.
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    Interesting. I'd agree 1920s and it was "waterproof" back then. Thanks for posting, Marrick.
    We only get a mystery Vacheron once every 10 years unfortunately.

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    Re: Aeroplane watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Interesting. I'd agree 1920s and it was "waterproof" back then. Thanks for posting, Marrick.
    We only get a mystery Vacheron once every 10 years unfortunately.
    Aw, shucks!

    Here's its friend - an Aircraft watch. The movement is a crude pin-pallet and the whole thing is very like other Newmark watches I've seen:
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    Re: Aeroplane watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    I'm kinda hoping Hartmut will recognise it as an early Vacheron Constantin brand.
    My sinister reputation seems to spread faster than the winter wind......!!

    Sorry, the quota for Vacheron Constatins is full - as Ray said, no more for the next ten years. You might be in with a chance for a Patek Philippe, though!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Aeroplane watch

    The movement might be a Buren, although that train and plate layout is common for many calibres from the 1920s-40s. I have something fairly similar in my 1949 Lavina.

    Hey Marrick, your other watch has a seconds hand. That's a bit premium for a Newmark, isn't it?

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    Re: Aeroplane watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    The movement might be a Buren, although that train and plate layout is common for many calibres from the 1920s-40s. I have something fairly similar in my 1949 Lavina.

    Hey Marrick, your other watch has a seconds hand. That's a bit premium for a Newmark, isn't it?
    Thanks for that about the Aeroplane. I've added that opinion to my ebay listing. One watcher but no bids yet! Its a pity watches aren't like stamps - the more obscure the more valuable.

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