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    Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    Had this given a couple of months ago, i believe its 14ct Gold.
    Theres no markings on the rear, the lens is plastic and as you can see has suffered from stress cacks
    Any info would be appreciated

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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    I'm going to ask this be moved to Vintage. The Vintage experts are there.
    "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: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    Looks like a Wellington 14 kt gold ca 1952 but I'm not 100% sure.

    http://www.vintagewatchresources.com...hp?watch_id=27
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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    I think that those are more than stress cracks! Opening the rear of the case would confirm if it is indeed gold and would tell you more about the calibre inside.


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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    It looks similar to this 1959's Longines Flagship Black Dial 18K Solid Pink Gold Manual Wind Men's Watch | eBay but again you need to open the back.

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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    In the absence of markings, why would you assume it's solid anything? The caseback has lines that are somewhat inconsistent with solid gold; it looks more like some plated base metal. That or someone tried to "polish" it with sandpaper. It's hard to see the logo, but the spacing of the letters looks off to me.
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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    Thats for all the info,

    Who said anything about it being "solid" anything ? i said i thought it was 14ct gold. Obviously its solid something!

    Took it to the jewellers today and they confirmed it was indeed 14ct back, case and strap buckle.

    Thanks for the info on the model etc hers pics of the movement and inside back

    Any ideas one where i could get a new glass ?

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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fcat View Post
    Thats for all the info,

    Who said anything about it being "solid" anything ? i said i thought it was 14ct gold. Obviously its solid something!

    Well, you implied that was "solid" 14k gold (as opposed to gold filled or gold plate). And the inside markings would suggest that it actually is 14k gold. But I'm not sure...the US didn't have hallmarking, so the rules for stating fineness weren't as strict as they'd be on, say, a swiss made case. Someone more familar with Longines/Wittenaur would need to comment. ON a more obscure brand, I'd be leery that the markings could just saying "14k gold filled" (note how the K is on the other side of the L symbol), but Wittenaur was a pretty reputable brand. Note that gold-filled case will spot-test as pure gold, because the outer "shell" of the case IS pure gold. Again, probably not the case here, but just so you're aware.

    At this point, however, I'd be more concerned about the condition of the movement. For the movement plating to be in such horrible shape suggests that the movement was subjected to some really bad conditions.
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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    The serial number dates it to around 1950.

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    Re: Can anyone idintify this watch ?

    Any watchmaker can order a crystal. The catalogs have literally thousands. If it is part of a service, mine only charges for the part.
    "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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