HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

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    HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    I am now a proud owner of a wonderful antique HY Henry Moser & CIE watch.

    However the reason why I posted is because I need all the information neccesseary on this particular watch. The information I am seeking is of its precise age, model name, how many were produced, what type of movement lies inside and last is value.

    As you can notice I know hardly anything on antique watches, and this one is no exception. What I know it's pre 1940's for sure.

    I'm really looking forward on any information and comments from anyone out there. Thanks





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    Is it Gold, solid or Gold filled? Looks Gold plated, odd, I would expect to
    see a screw balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Is it Gold, solid or Gold filled? Looks Gold plated, odd, I would expect to
    see a screw balance.

    I really don't know anything about it, it does seem to have little repair done on the case where it meets the glass. Watch was not mind. I was given this watch and I really want to know more about it. Is everthing in place, authentic? thanks

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    Re: HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    Welcome to Watchuseek. Moved your post to the Vintage & Pocket Watches Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Welcome to Watchuseek. Moved your post to the Vintage & Pocket Watches Forum.

    Thank you and I'm so sorry for posting it in another section. It's my first time here.

    Anybody has some information on this watch? I would really appreciate it!

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    Re: HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    I'm certain you'll get some good information when the more knowledgeable guys look in. The diameter of the watch would be helpful (in mm).

    In the meantime, a bit about Moser here:

    http://www.specialistauctions.com/vi...er.php?id=1003

    In my uneducated opinion, I'd guess at about 1910 - 1915. The dial is great. In fact, it looks 'too good to be true' for a watch that age - so its possibly refinished.

    Oh, and we don't do valuations in here.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    I'm certain you'll get some good information when the more knowledgeable guys look in. The diameter of the watch would be helpful (in mm).

    In the meantime, a bit about Moser here:

    http://www.specialistauctions.com/vi...er.php?id=1003

    In my uneducated opinion, I'd guess at about 1910 - 1915. The dial is great. In fact, it looks 'too good to be true' for a watch that age - so its possibly refinished.

    Oh, and we don't do valuations in here.

    Your so kind for your advise. Every little helps in knowing more about this lovely watch.

    Excuse me for not including more details that I know regarding this timepiece.

    Diameter of Watch: 37mm
    Diameter of watch with crown: 40 mm
    Diameter of dial: 33mm
    Thickness of housing: 10mm

    And good spot for you Marrick, the dial has been indeed restored to its former glory.

    Anyone else might try and jug out some history from the shown moser?!









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    Looks to me like Marrick is right. Probably early 20th century, 15 jewel lever movement.
    Henry Moser is best known as a supplier of watches to the Russian Tsars and nobility. He had his main office in Schaffhausen and exported to many countries in Europe. His St. Petersburg facility was "nationalized" in 1917.
    The Henry Moser company was resurrected in the 1990s and has a website with company history.
    http://www.h-moser.com/index2.php?lx=2

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    Re: HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    Thanks you guys. So the date of its make is around 1915. What about the material of the case? model type? was it a pocket watch turned into a wrist watch?

    And does anyone know if its a rare model or if there is an abbundance of these still ticking off!

    Many thanks for more info!!

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    Re: HY Henry Moser & CIE Chrono

    The fact that it's a wrist watch usually dates it from 1905 or later.
    As far as the case goes, there might be some marks inside the caseback that could help. It's hard to tell from a photo, but I'd guess some sort of Silverode/base metal.
    Just about every wrist watch made in the early 20th century was a hunter case pocket watch movement fitted into a wrist watch case. Dedicated wrist watch movements generally came later on.
    This the first Henry Moser I've seen here, but much of what we deal with comes from North America. I really couldn't say how rare it is. There are lots of similar 15 jewel early 20th century movements around though. Not much of this stuff is really valuable, just interesting.

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