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    looking for any information on old watch

    This is a watch i got from my grandfather, i have no further information about it, so i'd really appreciate any hints.

    In the upper middle of the display it reads:
    "Doxa
    Anti-Magnitique"

    And on the very bottom it says "Swiss Made"

    There is nothing on the back of the watch.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: looking for any information on old watch

    That's a nice Doxa you've got there, probably from the 1940s. If you can find a serial number that should help date it, with Doxas the first two numbers of the serial no. are the last two numbers of its production date (e.g. I have a Doxa which begins with 46, so its was made in 1946).
    If the back is also gold coloured, then it is likely to be solid gold. More information is only possible if you open the watch and take a photo of the inside of the caseback and the movement, if you have no experience of doing this yourself and are not able to open it by hand then its probably best left to a watchmaker.
    Over all a lovely heirloom which is definitely worth finding out more about and looking after.

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    Re: looking for any information on old watch

    A very nice looking watch you've got there.

    A bit about Doxa's history on their website:

    http://www.doxawatches.com/history.htm
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    Re: looking for any information on old watch

    Quote Originally Posted by MACz13 View Post
    That's a nice Doxa you've got there, probably from the 1940s. If you can find a serial number that should help date it, with Doxas the first two numbers of the serial no. are the last two numbers of its production date (e.g. I have a Doxa which begins with 46, so its was made in 1946).
    If the back is also gold coloured, then it is likely to be solid gold. More information is only possible if you open the watch and take a photo of the inside of the caseback and the movement, if you have no experience of doing this yourself and are not able to open it by hand then its probably best left to a watchmaker.
    Over all a lovely heirloom which is definitely worth finding out more about and looking after.
    Thanks for your helpful reply. I couldnt find a serial no. anywhere on the watch. I think i'll have it opened by a watchmaker and will post a picture of the insides. What is there to look for, if that is easy to explain?

    The back is also golden. I once had it opened before to set the accuracy. The inner part of the back had a checkers-like pattern.

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