Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

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    Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    So my grandfather passed away about 15 years ago--my grandmother (his wife) passed away about 5 years ago. My grandfather was obsessed with fixing watches, and after we went in and cleaned out their house we discovered a huge collection of old watches and parts. Many of them just pieces and parts of watches, some running, others not. I've long thought it would be really neat to go through and pick one out, have it fixed up and put it to good use. I've picked out a few so far that I'm able to find info about. Of course, the one that I am the most interested in, I can't seem to find anything about it. So, here I am. The face of it says "ELOGA 17 JEWELS INCABLOC ANTIMAGNETIC" and the back simply says "STAINLESS STEEL BACK". I just think the face of this watch is really cool, it's got the moonphase face on the bottom, day and month at the top and the dates all the way around the dial. Does anyone have any familiarity with a watch like this and/or know how feasible it would be to get it in good condition. Truth be told, I'm not 100% sure it's a men's watch (I'd say I'm about 90% but wouldn't be surprised to hear differently). But, I'm a pretty small guy so it is a pretty decent size for me. There's also a couple Automatic Omegas (1 seamaster calendar) 4 or 5 Bulova/Accutrons and then some other hodge podge types.
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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    It sounds like your grandfather has left a real treasure trove! Your Eloga was made by Fabrique d'Horlogerie Eloga SA of Lengnau Switzerland. I'm certain it's a man's watch, and a date pointer with moonphase, day, and, although I can't see from the photo, month would be highly prized if working. Are you able to remove the back to take a photo of the movement so that someone here can provide you with more info?
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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

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    This is the back, it may be hard to read. It says "unadjusted" at the top, AF/RS as well.

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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    Excellent watch! This looks to be a variant of the Universal 291. Well worth preservation.

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    Post up some more of your treasure trove!!
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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    Here it is

    http://www.elogaswiss.com/skin/frontend/default/a023/images/about-pictures/4.jpg

    found on the Homepage of Eloga

    About us / Eloga In Pictures

    Eloga was a part of Fortis in the 19040's or 50's and had same models, eg. this Moonphase, Fortis Calendar oder Chronographs with Venus Cal. 175.

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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Excellent watch! This looks to be a variant of the Universal 291. Well worth preservation.

    Welcome to the WUS Vintage and Pocket Watch Forum... we (WUS) are now pulling in more traffic than any other watch forum... Indeed, we are pulling in about as much traffic as the next 20 sites combined!

    Post up some more of your treasure trove!!
    Wow, that is impressive! The vintage forum is also refreshingly free of the endless "help me decide...." patter
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    Re: Eloga 17 Jewels Moonphase

    Apologies for reviving and old thread.

    I was given a watch similar to the one trav0323 has. This one does not have the moonphase function. It came with a leather strap, pretty sure it is not original, as it is by Kreisler.

    The watch sat dormant for years, after a few winds it seems to be keeping really good time (for the last 12 hours). I was unable to find information on this on the web and on Eloga's site. Any additional information this would be greatly appreciated.

    Case diameter: 33.5mm

    Dial markings: ELOGA, 17 JEWELS, INCABLOC

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    Back markings: STAINLESS STEELBACK, SWISS, INCABLOC, 193 (would this be the model number or serial number?)

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    Thanks!
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