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    Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    I received this as a gift from my wife for Father's Day 2005. I'd like to find out more about it if possible, particularly regarding the movement. The tag reads "17 jewels SWISS" and the dial reads "17 JEWELS INCABLOC" with "SWISS MADE" along the bottom, but there's nothing detailing who actually made the movement. Is it likely that this is simply a Chinese-made movement using just enough Swiss parts to qualify for the label?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    Last edited by rpm1974; December 14th, 2013 at 18:45. Reason: Added details.
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    Re: Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    perhaps an honest Unitas 6498?
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    Re: Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    What can one say or add.
    Its 'junk' in the evolution of Horology
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    Re: Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    Why should it be junk? If it has an Unitas 6498, it will be the logical conclusion (at least so far) of pocket watch making. Fully jewelled, reliable movement, shock proofing despite being made to sit in a pocket..... - a good, everyday workhorse.

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    Re: Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    Thanks for the input, guys. I appreciate it.

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    Re: Information request - Colibri pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    What can one say or add.
    Its 'junk' in the evolution of Horology
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    Well, it is not a distinguished pocket watch... but it is collectable as a modern example of a modern Swiss pocket watch.

    But if the Ukrainians chose to convert THIS into a wrist watch, I would not feel much outrage
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