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    Identifying a Watch!

    Hey guys,

    I've been reading around for a while now, and could not find any information on this watch, so I wanted to see what your guys' opinions were.

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    Watch dial shows "hermes" but the logo is a very strange logo that I have never seen. I understand that hermes changed their logo to the horse and carriage one that they use today back in the 1950's, but I could not find what the logo before that looked like.

    I also thought this might be just a random watch that says hermes on it too.

    What do you guys think? Thanks for all your opinions in advance!

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    Re: Identifying a Watch!

    That logo looks like a Bifora logo to me.
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    Re: Identifying a Watch!

    I agree. Looks like a Bifora from the middle/late 1940s, produced for Hermes, Paris. Movement seems to be a Bifora 103 with sub second. The linked pic shows the version of the Bifora 103 with additional bridge for sweep second.
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    Re: Identifying a Watch!

    Hi, and welcome
    Dial looks to me 100% correct and original
    'HERMES' making it a VERY desirable piece. VERY much
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    Re: Identifying a Watch!

    Thank you for all the great information! The link was especially helpful. I guess the next plan of action for me is to find a reliable service to restore the watch to its best possible condition.

    Appreciate all your help.

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    Re: Identifying a Watch!

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    Hi sorry to jump on your thread but i bought this watch with the same Bifora movement at the weekend - i was a bit unsure of whether it was genuine or not so the thread is at least reassuring - the only thing i'm unsure of is the case being nickel with a steel caseback. Any thoughts..? Thought a gold case might be more appropriate given the 'Hermes' tag.

    It's got a broken balance which is an easy fix and probabaly worth the investment now.

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