Help dating a Cortebert watch

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    Help dating a Cortebert watch

    Greetings!
    Recently I was given this watch, which I believe was my great-grandfather's. I'm a complete layman as far as it comes to watches, vintage or not, so bear with me. Some pictures (those are thumbnails by the way, click for the full sized image):








    Inside it reads cal 522 (which is the clock's movement type, as far as I could gather), and what I think is the serial number on the inside of the backplate is 1274118.
    Any info would be appreciated, such as approximate date of production and value (though in all honesty I don't plan on selling it, it's family heirloom).

    Cheers!

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    Re: Help dating a Cortebert watch

    A nice looking watch

    Did you search advanced Rafft allready?

    This is what I've found on his great site:

    Cortebert 522

    Features
    stem wind and set
    sub second

    Data
    17.5''' (16.5...17.75), Dm= 39.2mm
    H= 3.7mm (4mm with winding gear)
    15 jewels
    f = 18000 A/h
    power reserve 32h

    Remarks
    open face calibre
    Breguet hairspring
    just minor differences between 516, 516B, 518, 522

    Example, year: signature; shock device
    ca. 1930: - 641002

    wfg, Frans

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    Re: Help dating a Cortebert watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Frans53 View Post
    A nice looking watch

    Did you search advanced Rafft allready?

    This is what I've found on his great site:

    Cortebert 522

    Features
    stem wind and set
    sub second

    Data
    17.5''' (16.5...17.75), Dm= 39.2mm
    H= 3.7mm (4mm with winding gear)
    15 jewels
    f = 18000 A/h
    power reserve 32h

    Remarks
    open face calibre
    Breguet hairspring
    just minor differences between 516, 516B, 518, 522

    Example, year: signature; shock device
    ca. 1930: - 641002

    wfg, Frans
    As a matter of fact I did see that website already. But since the technical aspects of the watch are very near meaningless to me, I didn't pay much attention to it.
    Also, I suppose it sheds some light as far as around what time it might have been made (1930's?), I would just like some confirmation on that through serial number tracing, or something along those lines.

    Thanks for your help! It is nice looking indeed, I love it.

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