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    Bernex watch

    I'm new so be kind!

    Today my Dad gave me my Grandads old Bernex watch. I never knew him as he died before I was born (I'm 42) and the watch was given to him for 35 years service with his employer.

    I was really just interested in finding out more about it, if anyone can help?

    It's gold but I can't see any hallmarks, so don't know what it's made of.

    It also still works, which I was shocked about after all these years!

    Any information gratefully received!

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    Re: Bernex watch

    Bernex was a brand name for imported Swiss watches; Birmingham, England; Les Breuleux.
    Kind regards

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    Re: Bernex watch

    Welcome to Watchuseek! That looks like a nice, although slightly standard, watch of the late fifties or early sixties. You yourself will be able to say more about the exact age.

    At the time whan that watch was made (and even today), most makers didn't make any watches, they only assembled them. They got the movement from one source, the case from another, the crown, hands and dial from several more. The last three would have been made to their specifications and with their name and logo on them (dial and maybe also crown). The quality of the watch is therefore determined by the parts, especially the movement. Since the movement has Incabloc shock proofing, it should be a higher grade movement, although a generic one. I would suspect an Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1130 which was very common and would look like this:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1130

    ...but there are plenty of alternatives. The only way to find out would be to open up the watch, but that should be done by a specialist with the right tools.

    Hartmut Richter

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