Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

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    Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    Another watch that belonged to my wife's grandfather (other was a Helbros chronograph).

    I don't know anything about this watch and can't seem to find anything on the forum about the brand. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Waltham Pocket Watch (great grandfather's)
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    Re: Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    here is some registry for ' Evkob ': Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index

    love these heirloom investigations:)

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    Re: Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    Looks like the movement is something by Fontainemelon (FHF), probably an indirect central seconds hand adaptation of something from the Cal. 70 series:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 70-2

    Evkob (sounds russian in some way, really!) was an American brand in New York. Apparently they imported swiss movements (the import code on yours, LXE, is actually registered for Evkob according to Ranfft) and cased them in the US. The watch looks like it's from the fifties.

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    Re: Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    Hi and Welcome
    I too thought it was Russian by name and face which has been re-lumed.
    BUT
    EVKOB Watch Co, was registered in New York
    Other brands MARMON.
    EVKOB was a US dealer selling imported Swiss movements. It was active in the 1920s, but was NOT listed in the 1940s.

    Its a pretty cool looking watch with sweep seconds hand.

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    Re: Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    Thanks for the replies. I definitely didn't realize it was an American brand, excited about that.

    @horologist007 I can (pretty much) guarantee it hasn't been re-lumed, watch belonged to my wife's grandfather and has been sitting in a drawer for who knows how many years, I had it serviced but that's it and I'm 99% sure he didn't have anything done to it.

    Again thanks for the info on the brand, it's nice to know a bit of a backstory on a family piece like this.

    Any suggestions on straps if I was to swap out the one on there? The leather strap is just a tiny bit tight on my wrist.
    Waltham Pocket Watch (great grandfather's)
    Helbros Chronograph (wife's grandfather's)
    CWC GS2000
    Hamilton Khaki King Auto
    Oris Aquis
    Omega Speedmaster (classic moonwatch)
    Omega Seamaster (2254.50)

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    Re: Evkob Watch - Anyone know anything about them?

    Maybe not. But in my experience a heavy green Radium lume is later.
    In many cases the restorer had only seen pictures (advert) with the radium GLOWING (green) so when they redid it they made it that heavy green.
    Just my experience. Original tends to look more read over that period of time.
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