Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N
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    Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    Hi folks, does anyone have any info about this Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N pocket watch? Case is signed “GRISITE”, runs strong and it’s rather accurate but I’m wondering whether the Eberhard sign on the dial makes it more rare/desirable. Being from the 30s I guess that it was retailed by Eberhard in Milano, is it correct? Also, never heard about “GRISITE” and cannot find anything on the net. Sorry for the low quality pics but I’m at work and the crystal is pretty scratched (case is pristine tho!). Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    According to Mikrolisk, Grisite was a trademark of Movado.
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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    I suspect that "Eberhard" in this case has nothing to do with the watchmaker by that name but instead refers to a watch store/jewellers for whom the watch was made. Rather like having "Türler" or "Tiffany" on the dial alongside the name of the watch company.

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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    I believe the Eberhard signature refers to a rather well-known retailer (of - among other brands - Patek Philippe) based in Milan, Italy.
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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    I believe the Eberhard signature refers to a rather well-known retailer (of - among other brands - Patek Philippe) based in Milan, Italy.
    Maybe so, but let's not let him think he has a Patek quality watch on his hands. I would say Hartmut Richter has it correct.
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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    Quote Originally Posted by tinknocker View Post
    Maybe so, but let's not let him think he has a Patek quality watch on his hands. I would say Hartmut Richter has it correct.
    Not "maybe so" - he is correct. And it was a high-class retailer.

    As for GRISITE, I have seen it before on Movado pocket watches, and expect that it was a marketing term for some type of steel, much like Gruen "Guildite".
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    Re: Eberhard signed Movado cal.620N

    First of all, thanks everyone for your replies, very halpful as usual. Good to know about Grisite, that was definitely a missing point in my research.
    Also, about the Eberhard sign, you just confirmed my thoughts, as I said in the OP:
    Quote Originally Posted by ErreCi View Post
    Being from the 30s I guess that it was retailed by Eberhard in Milano, is it correct?
    Should have probably been more specific to say that I was referring to Eberhard as the retailer and not to the watch brand. So yea, I know this is no Patek material, but since I'm from Milano this sing on the dial makes this pocket watch a keeper. I'm aware that it's not a sought after/valuable pocket watch but that's fine.
    Also, I have a rather interesting table clock by Patek so I'm ok with it so far ahah. Definitely gets more use than a pocket watch!
    Thanks again for your help, gents!
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