Ardath 42 jewel dual watch half in Arabic
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    Ardath 42 jewel dual watch half in Arabic

    Greetings,

    I have a 42 jewel Ardath dual watch half in Arabic. My father in law got it is Saudi Arabia in the 60s or 70s I believe.

    I can't find much on Ardath so if anyone knows about this I would be interested in hearing about this. I know about what it is worth so not worried about that and not interested in selling. It s just an interesting watch.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Ardath 42 jewel dual watch half in Arabic

    I'm going to throw a wild guess out there and say that seeing as there's two dials, two winding crowns.. and "42" jewels.. i'm going to hazard a guess at there being a pair of 21 jewel movements in it.. 17/21/23/25 jewels seems to be the common numbers with later era watches so it'd be interesting to see what's behind that case back.
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    Re: Ardath 42 jewel dual watch half in Arabic

    Yes it is two 21s. I saw a photo with the back off. The best info I have found is here but it is an Indonesian site not in English so I am going off of Google translate THE ONLY watch & straps: ARDATH Dual Movement. Swiss Made. 42 (21 x 2) Jewels. Ca.1970s

    Here is their photo

    Than you very much
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    Re: Ardath 42 jewel dual watch half in Arabic

    Interesting watch,i wonder(given the symmetry of the dial)if the watch is meant to be rotated 180`degrees to use as Arabic one way,and normal the other?

    Edit:The movements are As 1051 or variants,Dr Ranffts pages don`t show a 21 jewel version,but not all jewel designations are shown only the ones that are found and documented.
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