My latest arrival dropped softly onto my door mat today.
It`s my first Patria brand watch and looks to date from around the late 1920`s to mid `30`s I think.
Patria was one of the early brands (like Helvetia ) of the General Watch Company before they launched the Omega brand.
This decent example is in a "pur nickel" case and in pretty decent condition overall but will get a service at some point as it seems to have been a bit over oiled and the movement looks a bit dirty .One side of a lug needs soldering/repair.
Seems to be keeping reasonable time at the moment as I`ve tweaked the regulator since the photo was taken.
I have no idea which movement it has though as the only marking I can see is a single 2 under the balance with no intials or marks.
I`ve read that Patria did produce some of their own movents but as there is no name on the bridges (or jewel count mentioned ) I`m wondering if it may be a movement produced by G.W.C. and used in a few of their brands.
I`ve had a quick look on Dr.Ranftt`s site but I found no Patria movements listed.
I did notice what to me looked like a slightly unusual click on this movement though -just one tooth (nothing appears broken and the watch winds and sets with no problems )
I`m only a novice though so I`m hoping some of you may be able to come up with a few ideas.
Thanks in advance
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