Help please to identify the date & manufacturer of my FIAT fob watch

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    Help please to identify the date & manufacturer of my FIAT fob watch

    Hi
    I need help to identify a fob watch I bought recently, it appears to be some kind of presentation piece from the car maker FIAT, but other than that I am completely in the dark!
    Any help would be much appreciated
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    Re: Help please to identify the date & manufacturer of my FIAT fob watch

    So you got it
    DEALER GIFT FIAT POCKET WATCH. Chromed steel crown wind pocket watch marked Fiat to face, Working

    Somewhat meager the description at the auction, it appears that they didn't have a clue either. As it says, it's a dealers gift to Fiat customers. The experts here will be able to tell you a little more about the age and the movement at least. Whatever, nice little pocket watch. The regulator is right in the center. If the watch is halfway keeping the time at this position, it's a good sign.
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    Re: Help please to identify the date & manufacturer of my FIAT fob watch

    It keeps excellent time and as you have obviously discovered its the only one on line. I'm guessing by the style of the logo and also some watch repairers markings inside the case that it dates from the mid 30's.

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    Re: Help please to identify the date & manufacturer of my FIAT fob watch

    Going by the exact shape of the balance and lever cocks, the position of the gears and the stem release screw and the other screws, I would say it's something from the Unitas Cal. 29 family. The closest match in terms of escapement wheel cock and to a certain extent the geartrain bridge is this one:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Unitas 245

    ...but in the end, it's probably yet another variant of that movement. Which would place it in the inter-war period.

    Hartmut Richter

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