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    Expert Help Needed Lots of Pics!!

    Recently I bought this interesting watch.
    It is 65mm in Diameter, case in brass. The crystal and brass bezel can be unscrewed ( knurled rim on bezel).
    The back of the brass case is open. The movement is covered with an Aluminium Caseback, held in place with 3 small screws.
    The movement has an alarm funktion.
    Most of the movement is also made of brass. No Jewels visible, but keeps surprisingly good time.
    No markings on the Movement
    The Hour and Minute hands are still (very faintly) luminous.
    The numbers were never luminous. Dial in white porcelain, slightly cracked.
    The "Second Hand" is in fact the hand for the Alarm.
    No other markings on the dial.
    On the aluminium "caseback/cover", there are the following markings:
    On the rim: "German cross" ( "Ironcross"), after the cross the number series:
    17447 / 271 & 20281
    Below this owards the center " M"
    On the other side of the center " SILENCE" and " REVEIL", close to a small lever that shuts off the Alarm. I know what this means.
    The Crown has a dual funktion, to wind the movement and alarm up, also, if the large lever is moved on the rear rim of the watch, to move the Alarm Hand.
    I have not figured out (yet) how to adjust the time - move the Hour and Minute hands.

    On the Brass open caseback there is the imprint " METAL DORE"

    The Crown is in position "6".

    I suspect this can be some sort of German Navy (around WW1) watch to be clipped on to something.
    Some Pics:



    These pisc are small, I will post large pics separately.

    All help appreciated!!

    Also, can the dear Moderator add this thread to the Vintage and Pocketwatch Forum??
    Last edited by Janne; September 10th, 2008 at 03:54.

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    Re: Expert Help Needed Lots of Pics!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Recently I bought this interesting watch.
    It is 65mm in Diameter, case in brass. The crystal and brass rim can be unscrewed ( knurled rim).
    The back of the brass case is open. The movement is covered with an Aluminium Caseback, held in place with 3 small screws.
    The movement has an alarm funktion.
    Most of the movement is also made of brass. No Jewels visible, but keeps surprisingly good time.
    No markings on the Movement
    The Hour and Minute hands are still (very faintly) luminous.
    The numbers were never luminous. Dial in white porcelain, slightly cracked.
    The "Second Hand" is in fact the hand for the Alarm.
    No other markings on the dial.
    On the aluminium "caseback/cover", there are the following markings:
    On the rim: "German cross" ( "Ironcross"), after the cross the number series:
    17447 / 271 & 20281
    Below this owards the center " M"
    On the other side of the center " SILENCE" and " REVEIL", close to a small lever that shuts off the Alarm. I know what this means.
    The Crown has a dual funktion, to wind the movement and alarm up, also, if the large lever is moved on the rear rim of the watch, to move the Alarm Hand.
    I have not figured out (yet) how to adjust the time - move the Hour and Minute hands.

    On the Brass open caseback there is the imprint " METAL DORE"

    The Crown is in position "6".

    I suspect this can be some sort of German Navy (around WW1) watch to be clipped on to something.
    Some Pics:



    These pisc are small, I will post large pics separately.

    All help appreciated!!

    Also, can the dear Moderator add this thread to the Vintage section??
    Hi Janne,

    Looks like a dash clock. These were popular back in the thirties and forties. They where mounted or hung on the dash board of cars and maybe airplanes thus the 6 o'clock crown.

    These are very collectible pieces. I don't know anything about this particular one but it looks to be a good one.
    Hopefully you find more info on this interesting watch.
    Last edited by Pawl_Buster; September 10th, 2008 at 03:17. Reason: typo

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    Re: Expert Help Needed Lots of Pics!!

    Thanks, Alpha-G ! Anybody that knows or has an idea how to set the time? I do not want to use brutal force, might break something!

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