Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

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    Question Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    Hi
    I just purchased this Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch, for $41.00 AU, Of Ebay

    It still runs well, and is keeping Perfect time, but I will have to get it serviced.

    I was told that it is 9k Rose Gold but there are no Hallmarks on it But it does look like rose gold, I wonder if the whole rear case is solid gold ?

    I can not see the Movement unfortunately as it is one of the watches where the movement is behind the face.

    Dunklings was a high end Jewellers in Australia Since 1885, They Sold many High end watches Like Rolex etc, They also had there own Watch Brand Which was RIVANA and as far as I know they put that on high Quality Swiss watches that they Purchased.

    If any one can shed some more light on the watch etc, It would be gratefully appreciated.

    Sorry about the dust in the Photos

    Cheers

    PS: if your a mod can you delete the same thread from Affordable Watches Please I posted the Original in the wrong area :oops:
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    The movement is actually just sitting in a little metal box, and should just lift out. It might be a bit stiff depending on how much dirt has accumulated around the edge.
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    I can not see the Movement unfortunately as it is one of the watches where the movement is behind the face.
    ...As opposed to those watches which have their movements in front of the dial...

    Sorry, I just had to! Hahahahaha....

    Welcome, BG001, from a fellow Victorian.

    If you need a place to get your watch serviced and you live in Melbourne, I could suggest the Watch Gallery; 337 Little Collins Street. Chris and his team ought to be able to help. There's also Ekselman's Jewellers and Watchmaker's on Elizabeth Street (about a block north from the Watch Gallery). Although I've no personal experience with the latter, the former is certainly very good. Price may be a bit steep, but it's worth it for the professional job they do.

    The watch itself certainly looks 1930s. It's a 'tank' style watch (with the square/rectangular case-style) that was very popular in the 30s and 40s. We won't be able to see anything of its actual quality until we can see the movement, though.
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    I've been thinking for a while that I'd like a black-dialled tank, and I've had vague hankerings for a Dunklings. Hence I am very envious of you.

    Well caught!
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    Wow
    Thanks for that AbslomRob LOL

    I have taken a pic but its night here so it is not great.

    But the Case is Solid Gold 9k it has a Hand Symbol with the word HANDLEY
    across it, it has a number hand scratched into it 8625/4

    The movement has 15 jewels Swiss Made, XA 860 and on the largest gear it has 2 angels wings with a halo wrapped around the middle of each and two stars.

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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    The scratched in numbers are probably a watchmaker's code, signifying that sometime in the past 70 or 80 years, this watch has visited a watchmaker.
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    Hard to make out, but it might be a variation of the "Rotary" winged wheel trademark, modified to fit on a smaller watch.
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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    The movement is a generic (Swiss) ETA Calibre 717 or a derivative thereof:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&2uswk&ETA_717

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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    Thanks for the Info Guys

    Here are some better Movement Photos

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    Re: Dunklings Rivana 9k Rose Gold 1930's Swiss Watch

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the Rotary logo; one of the biggest watch importers in the U.K.

    http://www.rotarywatches.com/en/abou...line-date1920s
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