Cort Watch Identification

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    Cort Watch Identification

    I have a watch that once belonged to my great uncle when he was in the air force in the 50s. I was hoping to get some help identifying it and/or learning a bit more about the company that made it.

    I can't post a photo because my post count is not high enough, but on the face it says:

    CORT
    17 Jewels
    Incabloc

    Antimagnetic

    Swiss

    From what I have gathered it is a CORT watch or maybe a CORT movement (it is mechanical) and the rest of the info describes the movement.

    If anyone has any info on this watch or the company please let me know. Thanks

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    Re: Cort Watch Identification

    Here is the information from the mikrolisk database. It appears to be associated with CORTEBERT, which is a well-known Swiss manufacturer.

    I suggest you try to figure out a way to post images in order to get more information.

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    Cort Name:  bildmarke_cortebert.jpg
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Size:  4.8 KB Cortebert Watch Co. / Juillard & Cie. / Juillard Freres Biel, La Chaux-de-Fonds und Cortebert, Schweiz; registriert am 17.6.1959
    Cort Ace Watch Corp. Kleinuhren, Uhrenteile, Uhrwerke; New York, USA; registriert am 1.11.1936
    Cort Cort Watch Co. Armbanduhren; New York, USA; um 1955
    Cort Watch Co. Cort Watch Co. Armbanduhren; New York, USA; um 1955
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    Re: Cort Watch Identification

    I love my honking Cortbert Venus 170....

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    Re: Cort Watch Identification

    Thank you very much for the information. Here is a picture of the watch.

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    Re: Cort Watch Identification

    Looking at the style of this watch (which matches your 1950s estimate of when it was bought) and considering the dates on the Mikrolisk listings I would be inclined to associate this watch with the earlier, American references to Cort, rather than the 1959 Cortebert listing. Where are you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bittnc2 View Post
    Thank you very much for the information. Here is a picture of the watch.

    [iurl="https://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12746889&stc=1&d=15138 26171"][/iurl]

    Looks some what similar to my cort, I too would love to find more info on these I have heard that this was my grandpas graduation present wich would put it at 1948/1949 ish but thatís just a family rumor and canít be confirmed
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    Re: Cort Watch Identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwayslate707 View Post
    Looks some what similar to my cort, I too would love to find more info on these I have heard that this was my grandpas graduation present wich would put it at 1948/1949 ish but thatís just a family rumor and canít be confirmed
    But at least it is a starting point. The Mikrolisk listings that Dan provided above suggest the Ace Watch Corp, New York, as the most likely source (although they were supposedly dealing just with "small watches, watch parts and movements"). But otherwise there is Cort Watch Co, New York, ("wristwatches") from 1955 on, which is a bit too late for grandpa's graduation.
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