This arrived today from China, along with a Dongfeng ST5
I love the case shape, it reminds me of the 50s Eternas issued to the Czech Air Force
I was thrilled to see the same watch posted by soviet in the old thread 'some nice vintage French watches'
(sorry, v new here & not sure how to link to it).
The thread has fascinating info about the historic links between China & France leading to a big market for French watches there from the 50s to the 70s
This one has an unremarkable back
and a Parrenin Z170 calibre (marked below the balance wheel)
Elgé were based in Annecy in the French Haut-Savoie region, which has a strong watchmaking tradition (just over the Swiss border from Geneva)
Can anyone add more info - I'd particularly be interested in a date, guessing 50s. Thanks!
Ive posted in the wrong forum - please could someone move to Vintage & Pocket Watches. I'll be back with pics of the Dongfeng soon