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    Any info on this?

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    It was a wedding gift from my mother to father in the late 1960's-early 70's when they were in Switzerland. It's a mechanical.

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    Re: Any info on this?

    Unitas movement. One of the few pocket watches with shock protection.
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    Bucherer is a chain of jewellery stores in Switzerland who sell top brands as well as watches badged with their house brand. It looks to be in great shape.
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    Re: Any info on this?

    Thank you all. I'm assuming it's gold plate judging by the discoloration on the back. My parents had divorced in the late 70's, and yet my father held on to it thinking he could sell it if he got into a pinch. It's a little tight when winding so it would require a cleaning if I were to carry it around. IIRC my mother paid ~$100 US at the time
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    Re: Any info on this?

    Not necessarily a Unitas movement! It has a date and lacks a small seconds hand so it may well be just a small pocket watch with a wrist watch movement. Certainly not a Unitas 6497.

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    Re: Any info on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Not necessarily a Unitas movement! It has a date and lacks a small seconds hand so it may well be just a small pocket watch with a wrist watch movement. Certainly not a Unitas 6497.

    Hartmut Richter

    You are probably correct... the date!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Any info on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Not necessarily a Unitas movement! It has a date and lacks a small seconds hand so it may well be just a small pocket watch with a wrist watch movement. Certainly not a Unitas 6497. Hartmut Richter
    I was hoping that we had captured an example of the mythical "double unicorn" in the wild! There is literature on the 16.5'" calendar model and anecdotal reports on a center seconds ebauche kit but a single watch encompassing both - well that would be special - like bigfoot and chupacabra all rolled into one.

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    Re: Any info on this?

    What is the diameter of this watch?
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    Re: Any info on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    What is the diameter of this watch?
    I'm out of town at the moment but will let you know ASAP.

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    Re: Any info on this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    What is the diameter of this watch?
    ~38mm

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