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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    A real gem of a trench watch, congrats.
    An 'unpolished gem'..... Just the way I like them!

    The more I look at it, the more I think 'what a catch'

    Anyone else think I'm building this up just to have my dreams crushed on arrival....
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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Sparcster, even if this watch contains a cheap cylinder movement with a mangled hairspring
    and worn pivots it is still a gem of a watch...but if your dreams are crushed then send it to me
    and I'll reimburse your costs.

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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Sparcster, even if this watch contains a cheap cylinder movement with a mangled hairspring
    and worn pivots it is still a gem of a watch...but if your dreams are crushed then send it to me
    and I'll reimburse your costs.
    Radger, you are too kind!

    I have plenty of crushed dreams sat in a drawer which I would be more than happy for you to reimburse me for?

    Have you seen many borgels with this pin set arrangement? Can only find reference to a Longines Borgel like this after a quick google!

    Could be one of many different brand.... Looking forward to finding out!
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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    I wouldn't be surprised if it were a Longines, I have one with this topside pinset.
    If it's a guessing game then I'm going with Baume.

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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    It is also my guess.... As I say, not much else to go on!

    We will see!
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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Go for it! I love the vintage look of these. Just think that a little while before they were still on chains!

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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    wondering if it had arrived yet

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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    wondering if it had arrived yet
    Hi Joe,

    Some quick pics taken last night.... not had a chance to upload them yet... tonight!?

    Think it will clean up a treat..... could have guessed the movement would be a Font (I think) and signed S.S. & Co (Stauffer) with a Charles Nicolet case. Balance is good... fully wound (stem is solid) but not ticking...

    Marc
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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    my dads pocket watch is a stauffer

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    Re: Just enough time to bore you with another trench watch...

    Here it is - as arrived!

    The bezel had been forced off, which I guess is what cause the little chip on the dial near 3..... I also guess that the bezel has been prized offf, as it could not rotate. The pin set pin has been replaced with a pin which is too long... as such, you have to pull the pin out, as well as the crown! Crystal is all wrong..








    The case has a small dink in the back... probably could smooth this out.... but does not really offend me.. so may stay. Important thing is the inscription is very clean and clear!





    As mentioned above, the Borgel case is signed C.N. for the sponsor Charles Nicolet (as would be expected on a Staufer watch) with the London import mark and date letter 't' for 1914/15.... which ties in with the inscription.







    The movement looks very clean and is clearly signed 'swiss made' and S.S & Co. for Staufer Son and Co. Not removed the dial yet to see if there are any other marks, but looks like a 15 jewel Font movement to me.....









    All in all, very very happy with the watch... has some nice original features - like the onion crown....and I guess the original reciepient must have done something right/good to be given such a watch.... will need to do some research!!

    Any other thoughts/info very much welcomed...
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