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    Help identify

    Help can anyone shed light on this.
    Ex British Army owner?



    Much obliged


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    Re: Help identify

    Moved to the more suitable forum. our Image Gallery is for images only.
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    Re: Help identify

    Judging by a google search, "Ensign" seems to have been more common as a model name than a brand name. It looks like a 1960s Swiss made automatic watch with a tarnished gold-plated case, mold on the dial and the luminous paint missing from the hands. No particular connection with the British Army so far as I can see. Do you have a photo of the back?
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    Re: Help identify

    As the word automatic is written in French, the watch is most likely from the French part of Switzerland and the only company which had been registered in the French speaking region there, using the 'Ensign' brand name, is Record Dreadnought Watch Co. SA, Tramelan-Dessus and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

    Otherwise, this image shows not much, I wonder if there is a 'made in...' below the 6. Pictures of the back and possible the movement would tell more. So far I am only certain it is a wrist watch.

    Dreadnough became Record Dreadnought Watch Co., after the merger with offices in London. Record made official watches for the German and British army, which would be a lead if the watch had been owned by a member of the British Army.
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    Thank you all so far. I ll get a case back and movement picture to the thread!

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    Re: Help identify



    Case back opened.

    Details include a butterfly outline with (AS)
    1383N

    Case back engraved TSCHUY FRERES




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    Re: Help identify

    Is there a number on the movement, not on the case? Under the balance wheel perhaps?

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    No that's all the details, couldn't see under the balance wheel.

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    Re: Help identify

    The movement is a AS 1382N

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 1382N

    You misread it as AS 1383 is a manual wind.

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    Re: Help identify

    Quote Originally Posted by esdy_11192 View Post
    The movement is a AS 1382N

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: AS 1382N

    You misread it as AS 1383 is a manual wind.
    Hey thanks. Any one else on its provenance?

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