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    Question Help identifying this watch please?

    so i bought this lovely vintage Rotary watch recently from eBay and i don't really know much about it. I would love to know a little more about it. Does anyone know anything about it?
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    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    Hi,

    Well its a Rotary with caliber Peseux 190/192, 50s-60s
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    Hi, nice looking watch! Rotary is a Swiss brand founded in 1926, this one is probably from the 40's. Movement is a Peseux, I'd have to see the dial side of the movement to be sure but my money is on the Peseux 210.
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    curious, what does UM on dial mean?
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage1982 View Post
    Hi, nice looking watch! Rotary is a Swiss brand founded in 1926, this one is probably from the 40's. Movement is a Peseux, I'd have to see the dial side of the movement to be sure but my money is on the Peseux 210.
    how much? :D
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    I agree with laikrodukas about the movement- my bet would as well be Peseux 190/192. I would however date it to late 1940s/early 1950s, given the lack of a shock device.
    How does the caseback of the watch look like, inside and outside? Many companies of the Rotary price range back then used to brag about the features of their watches by engraving these on casebacks. If there is something there, it might explain the mysterious "U.M."
    My loose theory about what these letters mean is that they stand for unbreakable mainspring, as this inscription can be found on many watches from the end of the 40s, and early 1950s. I am not really convinced, that it's the right explanation, though.
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    My loose theory about what these letters mean is that they stand for unbreakable mainspring, as this inscription can be found on many watches from the end of the 40s, and early 1950s. I am not really convinced, that it's the right explanation, though.
    Could surely be
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    I'm not entirely sure the case back is original but I may be wrong. Here is a pic... The other side is blank.
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    Re: Help identifying this watch please?

    Thanks! I'm not too sure on how to remove the movement so I won't risk getting a picture. Thanks for all the info!

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