Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

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    Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

    Hi - I'm new to watch collecting and was recently gifted this watch. I've googled the brand, but found nothing. I've tried to gently remove the case back using a case knife, with no luck, so I've no idea about the movement. It's a manual wind, working and keeps good time. The mark on the back suggests 18k gold, but I'm not sure. The dial workmanship looks quality to my amateur eye. That's all I can tell you. Any feedback gratefully received.
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    Re: Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

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    Re: Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by IanJ13 View Post
    The mark on the back suggests 18k gold
    Sorry that I can't write good news, but "suggests" is the right expression. This watch was made to deceive customers. The maker or seller would of course claim that C.7. 18750 is a reference designation, but you can be sure that it is no accident that it contains "C", "18", and "750". The whole appearance is a bit cheapy, with the punched hands, the riveted hinges, and the glued in glass stones. And the pic at the bottom shows that even the gold plating is rather thin. Matching to the over all appearance better don't expect a movement of decent quality inside.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

    mmmmm Falafel.

    Sorry, I'm hungry.

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    Re: Lafel Swiss Watch - anyone know this brand?

    Hi Roland - thanks for the reply, it's very helpful. I'm glad I didn't pay anything it!
    Best
    Ian

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