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    Basis pocket watch

    Any guess identifying this watch?Name:  20170630 Foto Basis consertado.jpg
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    Re: Basis pocket watch

    Movement pics (the insides) would help. Guess based on looks: early 20th century budget Swiss.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    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: Basis pocket watch

    The "Basis" brand name was first registered in 1938 in Tecknau, Switzerland by Basis Watch/Ad.Thommen AG, makers of budget watches with simple pin-lever movements.

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    Re: Basis pocket watch

    This watch belonged to my grandfather, a German citizen who emigrated to Brazil in the beginning of 20th century. As a typographer, he couldn´t buy a more elaborated piece. I received it some years ago and, luckily, found a place where it was serviced. And is working very well!
    For me, is a piece of family story.
    Thanks for the information!
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    Re: Basis pocket watch

    And again: movement pics could help to provide further information, unless you can't (or don't want to) open the watch or are satisfied with what you have now.

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    Re: Basis pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Lek View Post
    This watch belonged to my grandfather, a German citizen who emigrated to Brazil in the beginning of 20th century. As a typographer, he couldn´t buy a more elaborated piece. I received it some years ago and, luckily, found a place where it was serviced. And is working very well!
    For me, is a piece of family story.
    Thanks for the information!
    Something that is interesting: Today it is often easier to find higher valued multi-jeweled movements than it is to find well running good examples like your grandfather's watch! Treasure it as it is a treasure.
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    "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: Basis pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    And again: movement pics could help to provide further information, unless you can't (or don't want to) open the watch or are satisfied with what you have now.
    Later I´ll try to open the case back and see what is there. Then i could post same pictures, also.

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