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    Heno Pocket Watch

    I have a Heno pocket watch and I can't seem to find any information on it so anything will be appreciated.I have some photo's I am embeding but they are not that clear. The dial face looks like porcelain with the word HENO at top center. There are two men with two cows between them. The hours are roman numeral. The hands and second hand are gold and the minute inlays are gold. Not sure if they are real gold though.

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    The back is engraved with a milk maid and two cows in a barn. Just below her feet is engraved DEP MUGUENIN.

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    It has a door for a picture to be displayed. This door as well as the works door have machine turning done on them.

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    It is 17 jewel movement. On the inside of the works these are stamped in different places: SWISS, EK, 6431, 6445.




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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    (1) Moved to the more suitable forum.
    (2) Duplicate post on Public deleted.
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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    Some of your pics did not display. A clear pic of the movement would help a lot. Dials and cases are not as well documented as movements so movements are the main way we can date, et.al. these watches.

    It looks like a great dial, but the pic is too fuzzy to enjoy it
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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    Almost certainly a modern pocket watch, although it at least has a pocket watch movement (some lack the subseconds and have tiny ladies' form movements in a large case). I would bet on an Unitas 6497:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Unitas 6497

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    I will upload some pictures that are similar but from a different manufacturer.

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    Hartmut is right. The presence of Incabloc indicates a modern movement. The bridging is different from the cited Unitas but it may just be a variant.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    The numbers on the back is 6431 and 6445. I also found this on another site. Interlaken, Schweiz; registriert am 15.8.1950

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by hanable View Post
    The numbers on the back is 6431 and 6445. I also found this on another site. Interlaken, Schweiz; registriert am 15.8.1950
    The caseback numbers are model indications that are generally useless for dating watches... even for most of the well documented brands. Your registration means the company started using that name in 1950.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    No, that one is not an Unitas but an ETA pocket watch movement (Cal. 953 or similar):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 953

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Heno Pocket Watch

    I need to say that all the numbers and references are like Greek to me. I have never done anything like this before. But I am finding out a bit of it. I still have a long way to go. I found this link Index of /images/d and when I went to Index of/images/d then dd/ then Heno_Wortmarke.jpg I am not sure what the Heno means. The go back to Parent directory then to Index of /images/0/04 then Incabloc_Modell_demontiert.jpg That is the one that is in my watch. Plus there are a lot of interesting images in there. I also found this site Ebauches SA When you go to this page and go down to the 8th place you see a U with a T in it, that is what is on my watch. It says this, As of 1939, the so-called Ebauches SA - introduced shield. Inside it were the initials of the manufacturer. I am not sure what any of this means but I will keep digging until I know what I have in my hand.

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