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    Identifying old watch

    Evening all.

    im looking for some help Identifiying an old watch of my grandfathers.
    ive had no luck so far so I'm hoping some one on here might know something.
    In the rear of the case it says meteor British made a.l.d and that's it apart from hallmarks. If any one can suggest something it would be great. Thanks guys.
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    Re: Identifying old watch

    Best to show a picture of the movement too..


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    Indeed. Movement picture is necessary. Otherwise, not much more to say. "Meteor" and "A.L.D." mean that the case was manufactured by A.L. Dennison. So, the watch was cased in Britain. A close-up of the hallmarks would also be helpful.
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    Indeed, the hallmarks and movement are very important.
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    I can't seem to get the back of the watch off to get at the movement parts?any suggestions for that?

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    Re: Identifying old watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Askks8891 View Post
    I can't seem to get the back of the watch off to get at the movement parts?any suggestions for that?
    You are showing a pic of dial and movement out of the case.. turn it over and take pic of the other side please..


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    Quote Originally Posted by anzac1957 View Post
    You are showing a pic of dial and movement out of the case.. turn it over and take pic of the other side please..
    The third picture is the back of the watch…so again I can't seem to get to the working parts any suggestions

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    Re: Identifying old watch

    I have a "Meteor" Dennison case, and it is gold plated.
    To remove your movement from the inner case back, hold the crown in one hand and the edges of the case in the other and GENTLY wiggle the crown side to side and up and down to slowly work the movement out of its holder.

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    Hi and welcome
    Worth reading here as 'METEOR' was not a standard (quality) name used by Dennison cases.
    Anyway read here:
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    Ok I'll try that, as I don't no the age I don't want to break it! I'm really interested in find out more about the watch but it's proving difficult.

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