I am Jaliya from Sri Lanka. I initially joined WUS because I like G shock watches, but I thought I would ask about my 'daily beater' watch. It is an Automatic and the dial says 'Ance Automatic'. It was given to my father in the late '60s or early '70s, but he did not wear it much so I took it as a daily watch (around 2005). The case has an inscription 'Etanche Controlee' and is a screwback. I have not seen the movement as I could not open it, I suppose there will be some inscription there as well. The date says 'MAA, DIN, WOE, DON, VRY, ZAT, ZON'; what language is that?
What can you tell me about this watch? I searched online but never came across this (I did find some watches named Ancre, however). Where was this built and when? Any help would be appreciated.
(I don't mind it not being a valuable watch as it is a watch and keeps good time!)
Thank you and regards!