Help on identifying a vintage watch

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    Picture Help on identifying a vintage watch

    Hi All,

    I've recently inherited a watch from my grandma, and I'd like to know more about it - mainly when it might have been made. Any info or suggestions would be very gratefully recieved.

    The words on the front read:

    PRONTO
    Allinox
    17 Jewels
    Masterflex

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    Re: Help on identifying a vintage watch

    Your Pronto was made by the Pronto Watch Co/Leon Maitre et fils, Le Noirmont/Langenthal, Switzerland.

    If you can perhaps get a photo of the movement maybe someone can identify that for you too
    John
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    Re: Help on identifying a vintage watch

    Welcome to the forum. Pronto was a brand of Leon Maitre & Fils S.A. of Le Noirmont and Langenthal. The fact that the watch has 17 jewels sugests it is from the fifties or later; it's general style says fifties (and not later!). Looks like a small ladies watch, possibly with a "form" (non round) movement inside.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Help on identifying a vintage watch

    Thanks guys for your help! knowing it is probably 1950s makes me confident to identify it as the one my grandma is wearing in pictures of her with my dad as a todler. It's lovely listening to it tick and knowing it is the same tick she used to listen to. A lovely way to feel closer to my grandma who sadly now has demenia and doesn't know who I am (or who she is for that matter) any more.

    Thanks!

    Pru

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