Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)
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    Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    Found my grandfather's beater.
    Blue/silver dial. Square lumed indices. Day/date.
    Still works. (accuracy to be assessed)
    Bracelet says 100% stainless steel.

    Back says 5 atmos, incabloc, antimagnetic, has the number 12015 engraved.

    I want to know more about it. I really loved my grandpa and it will be a great honour to restore and wear his daily beater.


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    Re: Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    Photos of the machine's movement. What can you tell about it.
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    Re: Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    It's an ETA movement, probably something from this family:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 2782
    What movement is it exactly depends on what features of date and day quickset does it have, or does it at all.
    Any inscriptions inside the caseback? Is there any symbol on the crown? Bracelet clasp?
    With a generic movement, entirely unsigned, it's almost impossible to say what it is. Dozens of smaller companies and private label brands used unsigned ETA movements.
    There are some traces of inscriptions on the dial. Can you perhaps read anything from that?
    5 atmos means 5 atmospheres, i.e. waterproof to 50 metres. Incabloc is the shock device type, antimagnetic speaks for itself. Such inscriptions are found on many watches, and that doesn't really help in identifying that.
    It's an interesting piece, probably from the 1970s, judging by the looks of it.
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    Re: Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    It's an eta 2789 25 jewels. Found it after carefully examining the photo. Thanks for the reply. It's very robust - my mother says it was in a drawer since 1999 - the year my grandfather died.
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    Re: Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    Any help about the brand?

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    In the dial I can only read "Automatic" 25 jewels and swiss made

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    I'll roll the dice and guess that it might have been a Fortis, the style is vaguely similar to others of theirs from the period (70s), and they did use some ETA movements.

    Sure gonna be tough to get that hole (is that really there, or just some freaky illusion?) in the bezel repaired, I think…
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    Re: Help identify. Swiss auto (pretty beaten up)

    Generally one can say that if the movement isn't signed by the watch manufacturer it's just a generic model and probably exists under many different names.
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