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    Gold Rotary

    Just thought I'd show you this as I got it back from the watchmaker yesterday.

    A batch of 15 off ebay, bought for £12, contained this solid 9 ct gold Rotary. It has a Dennison case hallmarked Birmingham 1954 and an ETA 2370 17 jewel movement. The crown was missing and the stem was too short - but it would run. So here it is, overhauled and repaired (for £48). Quite nice, methinks.

    I notice that Rotary doesn't figure strongly on US ebay - 5 at the moment - but it was a very strong middle quality brand here in the Uk - 286 on UK ebay today. One reason was that in 1940 they became the official supplier to the British army (at least the major supplier). Thus a Rotary watch ended up in virtually every house in Britain. Still around for quartz, but poorer image.
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    Re: Gold Rotary

    Nice that you brought it back to life. Thanks for posting, Marrick.

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    Re: Gold Rotary

    Very nice Mark

    Rotary are not seen in the US too often as there main market was Britain and the Empire.

    Here's a gold Rotary Maximus of mine from 1959 which was their top of the line then.

    Note the curved hands.



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    Re: Gold Rotary

    That's a lovely watch! I note that both of these have the same logo - not the famous winged wheel which we are so familiar with.

    Cheers
    Marrick

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