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    Confused Help identifying a watch

    I inherited this watch from my father, who received it from his father. Apparently it was brought back from Germany after the war. Any idea who made it? It has the name T, or J Knorzer, and Neudenau engraved inside the back cover. The case seems to be silver. I can find no serial number on the movement.
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    Re: Help identifying a watch

    Thanks for posting and welcome. I'd say Swiss cylinder escapement early 20th century. Don't recognize the logo but others may know more. T/J Knorzer Neudenau might be the jeweler who sold the watch originally.

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    Re: Help identifying a watch

    Wikipedia says it is a small town north of Stuttgart.
    No jeweler is to be found in that town
    The German telephone directory does not list anybody with the name Knorzer there, but one person with the name "Knorzer" is living just east of Stuttgart.

    Would that engraving not be of the owner instead of the jeweler?
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    Re: Help identifying a watch

    I have seen engravings on the inside with both owners and jewelers names... On the dial it is almost certainly the jeweler... AFAIK, only Patek has ever put owner's names on dials.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Help identifying a watch

    The reason I think it's the jeweler is that a person normally wouldn't have his address engraved on the case. More likely the date he got the watch or who gave it to him. Almost every time I've seen this it's been the jeweler or watch wholesaler.

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