Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

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    Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Hi All I have reposted this from the German thread to access the larger community....

    Hello fellow WUS members ,
    I am seeking help in identifying this watch.
    It is old & appears to be of a heavy gold plated nature.
    It is a hand winding mechanism & surprisingly still works well & actually keeps pretty good time.
    Words on front are hard to read& the back is almost worn away...
    Front:-
    Correx
    15 Rubis
    Back:-
    Walzgolddouble (English translation – Double rolled gold.)
    20 Mikron
    Roden Edelstah (English translation – Roden stainless steel).
    History as I know it, is that it was my Grandfathers (German) who served in the WW1 & possibly obtained it just after war in Germany which was then given to my father in the 1950’s.
    Please forgiver the bad pics but only have access to a IPhone for pictures .. better to come later if required.
    Any help in identifying the history & watch will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you all in advance.





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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    It looks like it is from the 1920's or early 30's.
    If I may correct one thing - rolled gold. Without the "double".
    If you would like to keep it working for s long time, then you need to have the movement serviced by a competent watch maker. The oils have dried out or gunked up.

    You might ask the moderators to move this thread to the Vintages forum, as the guys who know about these old watches live there!

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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiss View Post
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    Roden Edelstah (English translation – Roden stainless steel).
    Should read: Boden Edelstahl, boden = back. Indicates that the case is not stainless steel. My guess: brass, 20 mic gold plated. About 1930, that's correct.
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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Thanks again Mike for your input again its much appreciated.
    And thank you Janne for your help .. Wow 1920 - 1930 .. I knew it was old but Wow again.
    This watch actually still keeps good time approximately + 10 sec a day.
    May I ask how to move this thread as Im relatively new & have no idea.

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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Moved.
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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Mike can do it for you.
    Unless you prefer to create a new thread there!
    But as I said, please do not wind it up, you can seriously damage the movement.

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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Stunned .. that was quick & easy ... thanks again Mike & great range of watches you have there.

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    Re: Help identifying this rather Old watch please.

    Salvaged this when my father died earlier this year , it has always made brief appearances during my life ..
    The irony is in his last days he confessed that he had a passion for watches but was never able to afford a decent watch.
    He appreciated what he had & for 55 years we had a common interest that we never shared.
    My brother wanted to sell it saying it probably worth a lot of money ... lucky Im older meaner & bigger.. lol
    I hope one day to pass this on to my grandson... if he appreciates the fantastic passionate world of watches that is.

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