Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

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    Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

    Yes, it is another "My Grandfather's Pocket Watch" thread. There is not much information about Cauny on the internet, but it seems like it was a common generic Swiss brand. I think this is from the early 1950's. I assume it is gold filled over steel as I don't see any hallmarks, but it is a seems heavy for its size of 1.5".

    It seems hardly used and was probably sitting in a box for 50 years, hence the pristine condition. I wound it yesterday to see if it works and it is still happily ticking away and keeping good time. I would get it cleaned, but I never wear pocket watches. Here are some pictures!



    Thanks for looking!
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    Re: Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

    R, I think that looks more like it may be from the late 1960s or early 1970s.. but I am no expert. Either way it looks like it is in pristine condition.

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    Re: Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

    It may be! I am not sure when it was purchased. After looking more on the internet it looks like the company only existed from the 1950's to the 70's.

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    Re: Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

    The movement will tell much. The only example of a similar watch I have had utilized a wristwatch movement, and not the Unitas that has come to dominate the PW market (and piepan watch market!) today. The design and dial say fairly modern to me. 60's or, more likely, 70's seems likely. IF the movement is a wrist watch movement, then it is certainly not prior to 1960.
    "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: Cauny Pocket Watch from the 1950's

    I will take it to the local watchmaker and see if they can pop the back open. Thanks for the info!

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