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    Question Help to I.D pocket watch

    I was cleaning up around the house and found this "vintage"? pocket watch. I tried to look it up as best as I could but because the name on the face plate was "radio" I got a mix bunch of searches (mostly radio's) Can anyone help me with this one, such as manufacture? year? actual model or model number? etc...
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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    I would guess 20's or early 30's for the dating... based on the style and being 15 jewels.

    Clearly a Swiss movement imported and encased with an American Watch Case Company case made in Canada... I would guess for the Canadian market but that is just a guess. (Ah, I looked up your IP... looks like a good guess )
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I would guess 20's or early 30's for the dating... based on the style and being 15 jewels.

    Clearly a Swiss movement imported and encased with an American Watch Case Company case made in Canada... I would guess for the Canadian market but that is just a guess. (Ah, I looked up your IP... looks like a good guess )
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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    I'd agree with the date and these were very much US/Canada case and dials, and the name on the dial was often that of the importer. I don't recognise the movement but I've seen that click design before...


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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    Might not be the same, but "Radio" was a registered trademark of "Benson and Hedges" of Montreal back in 1922, which is a good fit for the probable date of this watch.
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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Might not be the same, but "Radio" was a registered trademark of "Benson and Hedges" of Montreal back in 1922, which is a good fit for the probable date of this watch.
    Interesting info...... any ideads what this pocket watch might be worth?

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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghanhams View Post
    Interesting info...... any ideads what this pocket watch might be worth?
    Not a penny more than what someone will pay for it... i.e. probably not much.

    eBay is your best guide.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Help to I.D pocket watch

    ALways hard to say, but I doubt this watch was worth much even when it was new. The click design is not very robust, and overall style and finish are fairly simple and inexpensive (while trying to look nice). Definitely worth more then a dollar watch, but probably would have retailed in the $5 range (assuming it wasn't a promotional item in the first place).
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