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    Help please with identification..

    Hello...

    Can you please help me with identification of this pocket watch?
    It looks silver to me??

    The dial says "TAVANNE'S WATCH", and movement shows a CYMA.

    The only info I found online was about a "TAVANNES WATCH Co", without an apostrophe before the "S"?

    Can some one identify this watch and give me some history?

    Many thanks..






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    Re: Help please with identification..

    Tavannes watch company branded their watches Cyma. They characteristically have a well designed and constructed movement and tend to be reliable and long-lived.

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    Re: Help please with identification..

    Thanks for your reply...
    Do you have any idea what year it was made?
    Thanks

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    Re: Help please with identification..

    Quote Originally Posted by oymd View Post
    Hello...

    Can you please help me with identification of this pocket watch?
    It looks silver to me??

    The dial says "TAVANNE'S WATCH", and movement shows a CYMA.

    The only info I found online was about a "TAVANNES WATCH Co", without an apostrophe before the "S"?

    Can some one identify this watch and give me some history?

    Many thanks..


    It is similar to the movement which Roland Ranfft dates to 1910. That date makes sense with the styling. The large case is interesting in that a hefty spacer allowed a much smaller dial and movement to be used. I've got an Elgin USA from 1918 with a similar case setup. It would be interesting to find out if this was simply a style in watch design back around the turn of the 19th century or whether it served the more practical purpose of recasing older but still functional movements.

    You have a very attractive pocket watch. The case appears to be .935 silver.

    bidfun-db Cyma_19_2B: Cyma 19'''2B


    Last edited by John MS; August 26th, 2010 at 17:56.

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