Can't find any info about Crosby watches?

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    Can't find any info about Crosby watches?

    Hi all I've been trying to find out anything I can about this watch. My grandfather gave it to me when I was little thinking it was broken. An anniversary gift from my grandmother that he forgot to remove from his pants one day and got sent through the washing machine... After sitting for many years in a cigar box he gave it to me. I tinkered with it and discovered it was wound tight but not running so I moved the little lever thing that keeps the mainspring barrel from unwinding and it's been running perfect ever since.

    Many hours I've spent watching these gears turn. It's the first thing I ever fixed and since then I've had a fascination with how things work and doing design/repair works myself.

    Long story short, It's important to me

    uploaded the pic wrong here's the direct address until i can figure out how to do this right..

    http://img59.imageshack.us/i/20101112175204745.jpg/

    Sorry for the bad pic, all I have is my camera phone. the words are SHOCK ABSORBER and UNBREAKABLE MAINSPRING. At the bottom is FRANCE. The movement says Everbrite Watch Co. France.
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    Re: Can't find any info about Crosby watches?

    I looked on Mirolisk from our Links and Articles section https://forums.watchuseek.com/f295/tr...ps-364475.html both are registered to A Cohen & Sons New York and date to 1928. I couldn't find A. Cohen & Sons on Google but I did find a signed silver plate tea set for sale. It appears that they were importers/wholesalers.

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    Re: Can't find any info about Crosby watches?

    As far as I know, there weren't any dedicated "Pocketwatch" movments with a calender function (at least, not on consumer grade watches), and few had a sweep second, so likely this watch has a wristwatch calibre movement inside, and would date from the 40's or 50's. As Mike mentions, the "Crosby" trademark was first officially used in 1928, but they didn't register the trademark until 1934. It was registered again in 1954, so it looks like it was an ongoing line for A Cohen & Sons.
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