Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

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    Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

    Picked this up recently in with some other watches and have had a really hard time trying to find any information on this. I believe it is an old Military watch but not certain.

    Anybody have any leads?



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    Not military.

    Moved to the Vintage forum.
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    Re: Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

    Possibly by the French company Lip. It looks 1950's to me. That's a very nice clean dial.
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    Re: Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

    Thanks for that, gives me another angle to dig at. I opened her up and unfortunately she is missing the winding rotor, still hand-winds and runs incredibly well. Was out by about +20 seconds yesterday.

    The dial is really clean and actually looks better in person than in the picture. I normally have no interest in these types of watches but this one has a certain appeal to me that makes we wonder if I will restore it. The crystal is also near mint and the case is in good shape minus the obvious discoloration.

    I read somewhere that GENEVE was a re-brand used on a lot of watches in the 40's and 50's from several different manufacturers in Europe.

    If a movement shot would help, I will post one up.

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    Possibly by the French company Lip. It looks 1950's to me. That's a very nice clean dial.
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    Re: Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

    In the Vintage forum, a movement photo is ALWAYS desired, even if it doesn't help. We're funny that way. :)
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    Re: Help Identifying this Geneve Automatic

    Yes- a movement shot may help, and if you can see any markings under the balance.

    The link to Lip is given here:

    http://www.mikrolisk.de/show.php/280/letter_G

    but I also noticed that it doesn't say Swiss on the dial (unless its hidden low down) so its unlikely to be Swiss. Other than that I don't really know anything. Its too hard to google for what with 'Universal Geneve', 'Omega Geneve', 'Favre-Leuba Geneve', etc.
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