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    Identification Assistance

    Hi there I have managed to take some better photos of a watch that my father has had since the 1930's I have had no luck finding the manufacturer - any help greatfully received !

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    Re: Identification Assistance

    Quote Originally Posted by TaiChiMan View Post
    Hi there I have managed to take some better photos of a watch that my father has had since the 1930's I have had no luck finding the manufacturer - any help greatfully received !

    regards Jim
    I would be interested also. The usual resources turned up absolutely nothing about the manufacturer or movement. I've never even seen a 5 jewel movement except for some quartz watches. I know they were used in lower end movements, but I've never come across one. Good luck finding more information.
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    Re: Identification Assistance

    The Baumgartner 911 came in a 5J version:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...aumgartner_911

    but it looks nothing like.
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    Re: Identification Assistance

    How confident are you of the age? The construction strikes me as closer to the 70's, as does the 5j design (I'm assuming it's a pin lever from the escape wheel teeth).
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    Re: Identification Assistance

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    How confident are you of the age? The construction strikes me as closer to the 70's, as does the 5j design (I'm assuming it's a pin lever from the escape wheel teeth).
    It was definitely purchased by my father in the late 1930's/ early 1940's around the start of the Second world war from a Birmingham jeweller close to the news theatre (wherever that was !) - he can't remember the exact date

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    Re: Identification Assistance

    I found a current listing for The Aladdin Watch Co in Kent UK. I have no idea if they're related. http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/al...-15645012.html

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    Re: Identification Assistance

    Beautiful watch- thats a keeper

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    Re: Identification Assistance

    it looks like my vintage gruen curvex..i do not know but what a beauty....god bless
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