This is a link to an album containing photos and one video (to show it's working) of a chronograph repeater that belonged to my husband's grandfather before he was killed in the Holocaust. The family believes the watch would have purchased in the 1920s, but possibly earlier... It's 14k gold, Swiss-made (at least the family assumed so) minute repeating lever in full hunter's case. Family heirloom probably bought in 1920s, taken by husband's grandmother along with other gold and valuables and hidden in Holland before her husband was killed.
I'd greatly appreciate any additional information anyone might be able to give us.
In working condition; has two ringers. Is nearly 2.5" in diameter at widest point (size 18?). Weight approx. 185 grams. Was advised by a local watchmaker not to let works be removed to examine the works or weight case because of the multiple ringers.
Inside of hunter's case facing dial has (1) crown inside a circle, (2) initials ND inside 8-pointed star, (3) markings 56, 14k and 0.585 inside tombstone oval, flanked by two smaller marks. Below that, the number 268 and below that, the number 818.
On the inside of the rear facing case are marks identical to (1) and (2) above, below which is the number 162268 and also W1078 hand-etched into the case, plus two very other small marketings.
There is a visible anchor escapement with repeater, push and gilt movement.
On the back of the watch is inscribed:a Minutes
REPETITION A QUARTS
ANCRE [in a medallion]