Golay wristwatch. Any info?

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    Golay wristwatch. Any info?

    Found this strange gold wristwatch. I'm guessing it is from 20's ot 30's. I couldn't find any movement references or watches that looked like this one. Anyone can share some info on this one?

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    Anyone? Anything? 🙂

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    Re: Golay wristwatch. Any info?

    Dial has been repainted. I’m sure someone will suggest the calibre.


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    Re: Golay wristwatch. Any info?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Dial has been repainted. I’m sure someone will suggest the calibre.
    I know about dial being refinished.
    It's the movement that puzzle me. I don't see this Cal listed and this company name brings some strange search results.

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    Re: Golay wristwatch. Any info?

    Quote Originally Posted by lennyt11421 View Post
    I know about dial being refinished.
    It's the movement that puzzle me. I don't see this Cal listed and this company name brings some strange search results.
    As found on the net:

    A. Golay Swiss watch manufacture

    A. Golay - was founded in 1837 in Geneva by David "Auguste" Golay-Leresche . Possible Henri Golay was also working for this company. Among other things, fine tailor watches with ultraflat Bagnolet caliber were made. In 1841 , Auguste Golay entered into a partnership with Louis Gunther, which was dissolved again in 1842

    Around 1857 the company was renamed A. Golay-Leresche & Fils or Golay-Leresche & Fils . Davis Louis Golay became a jeweler and representative of A. Golay - Leresche & Fils in Paris on Rue de la Paix 2. The son of Pierre Golay became a watchmaker and later directed the company in Geneva on the Quai des Bergues 31.

    David "Auguste" Golay died in Geneva in 1895 . After the death of Augustus in 1895, his sons Pierre and David Louis took over the company and in 1896 entered into a partnership with Edouard Stahl . The name of the company was changed to Golay Fils & Stahl.

    Golay's importing business in the US closed it's doors in the 1920's according to another web site. But I also found the following recent announcement: "Frédéric Piguet SA acquires François Golay SA, producer of wheels and other watch components. François Golay SA specialized in the development of high-quality wheels and other watch components."

    Golay Fils & Stahl company continues on in Switzerland and specialize in antique/exclusive jewellery, diamonds, etc. Not sure how these two companies are connected but it would appear might be run by the descendants of the original founder.

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    Re: Golay wristwatch. Any info?

    The movement looks kinda FHF(-ish) to me. Perhaps an FHF 61 or similar: https://uhrforum.de/threads/identifi...4#post-2541529

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