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    Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Bought this vintage watch recently, but never heard of the brand.
    Anyone have any ideas?
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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Timeframe early 60´s?

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    The early 1960s is definitely not the period this watch was made in. No, that's late 1940s, given the looks, and the lack of a shock device. No results for Loral in Mikrolisk... Private label brand?
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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Hmmmmm - french movement. So possibly also a french watch?!

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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    The early 1960s is definitely not the period this watch was made in. No, that's late 1940s, given the looks, and the lack of a shock device. No results for Loral in Mikrolisk... Private label brand?
    Agree. The use of case screws to secure the movement, and back-accessed knife-edge dial screws are both older design features that you don't see often in post-war watches. Now I'm curious about the Cuppilard factories, and what happened to them during the war itself. I believe their main factory was in Besançon, France, which was part of the German Occupation zone as of 1940. One wonders if the factory continued to operate, or were inactive until after the war?

    At any rate, Cupillard was one of the founders of French Ebauche (and this movement became the FE-233) in 1965.
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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Thanks for your interesting replies!
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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    BTW, I bought the watch from a french guy, so a French watch would not be a bad guess.
    Paid €20, bargain or waste of money? Movement is working.

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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    Bargain or waste is a personal thing
    For me it would be waste but for someone collecting french pieces it could be a treasure :)
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    Re: Help identifying watch (Loral)

    For 20 euro? Well, that's quite good- the movement looks fine, the dial too- it just needs a new crystal, and a movement service. Not a waste of money in my opinion.
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