Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?
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    Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    My grandfather passed away many years in 1978 and my grandmother passed away earlier this year. I was given my grandfather's favorite watch but it has been broken for decades. I was wondering if anyone could help give me some more information on it. I was hoping to get it fixed (my mother would love if I could) but the one jeweler I've taken it to so far didn't know anything about the watch, and I most certainly know nothing at all about watches.

    I have attached a picture of the watch that I hope is visible. Under the 12 is the word "Golf," which I assumed was maker of the watch, and under that it says "17 Jewels." Just above the 6 at the bottom of the watch it says "Incabloc."

    Do any of those words mean anything to anyone? Since my grandfather passed away in 1978, the watch has to be from before then, but I don't know the exact age of it.

    Any info at all would be great. Even if I can't get the watch fixed I'd love to know something about it.

    Thank you all for your help!
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    Re: Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    Welcome to WUS. It's clearly an obscure brand, but possibly a nice watch. We will need more and better photos to tell you very much. 17 jewels and incabloc provide information about the movement, but not enough for us to tell you anything useful. Please have a watchmaker open the watch, take photos of the movement and make sure they are good photos. While you're at it, take photos of the inside and outside of the case-back. Post the photos and we will give you information. However, in the end, you'll still need to find a watchmaker to repair it. Not a jeweler.

    All of this is in this sticky thread, so you may want to familiarize yourself with the forum guidelines.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/da...rst-68346.html
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    Re: Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    Thread moved to the more suitable forum.

    I think I see the imprint "France" at 6 o'clock so my guess is that the chronograph has been made by Edmond Robert / Manufacture d'Horlogerie Robert à Taragnoz / Manufacture d'Horlogerie Geismar & Cie. in Besançon, France, founded in 1939.
    Probably made in the late 40s/early 50s. Let's see a pic of the movement, please.
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    Re: Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Probably made in the late 40s/early 50s. Let's see a pic of the movement, please.
    Let's all make predictions. I will guess 1950s, with a Venus 188 movement.
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    Re: Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    I'll raise you to a Landeron 48!

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    Re: Help! Can Someone Help Identify My Grandfather's Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    I'll raise you to a Landeron 48!

    Hartmut Richter
    Well, Hartmut, the odds are with you ... but if I happen to be correct with the long-shot, people will be duly impressed.
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