Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

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    Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Hello. My mother recently inherited some watches that belonged to her grandmother and asked me if I could help her identify the maker and possibly put an age to one in particular.



    As you can see, it is very Art Deco in its design. 1920's or possibly 30's?



    As you can see there are what appears to be diamonds and some other blue stones (sapphires?) on the bezel. I think the bezel could possibly be platinum because...



    No info on the caseback. But it I noticed the watch is built like a hinged pendant. Upon opening I find,



    It reads "PLAT-TOP 18k". Does Plat refer to platinum? Not sure.

    Here is the movement.



    "Sanor Watch Co. 2 Two adjustments; 17 jewels"

    Anyone have insight? I'm not finding much on Sanor.

    Thanks in advance, WUS!

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    Re: Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Looks early 30's to me.

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    Re: Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Whether it's platinum or platinum-plated gold, I think you're going to find that the value is mainly in the metal and gems (i.e. scrap value), and a jeweler or pawn shop would be able to quote you a value. Unfortunately, unless it is a famous luxury brand, antique/vintage ladies watches have essentially no value as collectibles, and this is obviously a no-name example.
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    Re: Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Whether it's platinum or platinum-plated gold, I think you're going to find that the value is mainly in the metal and gems (i.e. scrap value), and a jeweler or pawn shop would be able to quote you a value. Unfortunately, unless it is a famous luxury brand, antique/vintage ladies watches have essentially no value as collectibles, and this is obviously a no-name example.
    Thanks, Dan. We aren't too worried about value, my mother was more interested in the history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonH79 View Post
    Thanks, Dan. We aren't too worried about value, my mother was more interested in the history.
    Indeed, you didn't ask about value, I don't know why I jumped to that conclusion, sorry. There is a Mikrolisk listing for Sanor, but personally I am not familiar with the brand.

    Sanor (in Raute) J. Bonnet Uhrwerke, Gehäuse, Zifferblätter; Biel, Schweiz; registriert am 2.8.1919
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    Re: Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Looks like an Aurore-Villeret 10 movement or variant, which would confirm Watchbreath's opinion about the the watch being from the 1930s.

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Aurore-Villeret 10
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    Re: Ladies Art Deco Vintage Watch. Help with age and maker?

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Looks like an Aurore-Villeret 10 movement or variant, which would confirm Watchbreath's opinion about the the watch being from the 1930s.

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Aurore-Villeret 10
    Thanks! 99% sure this is the base for this movement.

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