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    Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    I was looking for an ETA757 or something like it as a donor for a watch Marrick asked me to repair.
    This one had a similar aspect and a Staybrite case, so I took a risky punt and landed it for £12.25
    I haven't yet identified the movement (and just this minute snapped it before I go and look it up) but it isn't an ETA757.
    So I'll just have to keep it. Oh dear.


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    Re: Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    That is really nice Tom. Have you I'd it yet?
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    Not yet; it is about 10 x 7.5'''
    Any ideas?

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    Re: Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    It is a Damas, made by Beguelin in Tramelan, Switzerland.

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    Re: Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomshep View Post
    Not yet; it is about 10 x 7.5'''
    Any ideas?
    Looks like a FEF of FHF "style" of movement (ie angular balance cock) but I can't find a match.

    Great watch though .. worthy of restoration, not turned into a donor watch.

    Elco is a brand you don't hear much about but the ones I've seen have been great quality. This looks similar.
    Last edited by bjohnson; June 17th, 2010 at 16:09.

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    Re: Glad this isn't what I'd hoped it was - Sorry Marrick.

    The problem is that it was sold as being in perfect working order and it only runs for a couple of minutes at a time. As I am heartily fed up with being sold inert watches that are always in good working order, (funny how the ones I send to people arrive working, isn't it?) ,it will go back. I have no tolerance of the dishonest. It is a matter of principle, not price.

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