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    Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    I am looking for any information on this vintage watch that belonged to my Aunt.

    Case is approx. 28mm.

    On the inside of the case back is says:

    998744
    HANTILY
    9CT


    On the movement is says:

    THREE 3 ADJUSTMENTS
    FIFTEEN 15 JEWELS
    SWISS MADE


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    Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

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    Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    This looks like a fairly high quality 1930's Swiss watch. The case is solid 9kt gold... probably made for the English market where 9kt was common (in the US a watch has to be at least 14kt to be sold as 'solid' gold).

    If you get it serviced, the crystal polished or replaced, and the case polished, you will have a real looker! In today's market where people seem to think watch size is related to shoe size (that's a joke...) it would often be considered a ladies size. But I'm secure enough to wear it!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    It's sometimes hard to ID the movements of this era, but I'd say that's an AS 340
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    Over the years I've collected all sorts of movements and "project" watches ... mainly inexpensive vintage pieces.

    These days I've widened my gaze to include modern pieces (including quartz with analog or analog + digital displays) but with those I'm generally looking for models in solid steel cases.

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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    I can't find anything substantial about Hantily. But there are some out there, and I noticed that the OP lives in Australia. This reference to a Hantily marked watch:

    https://leonardjoel.com.au/lot_details.php?lot=160912 - is from Australia

    so is this

    NMA Collections Search - Gold base to a wrist-watch engraved with NEWCASTLE SHOW 1930, Ladies Trot, Won by EMELIE ROACH

    Given how few really relevant results Google can produce for me - 3 - the fact that 2 of those, plus this one here, are from Australia leads me to speculate that the watch was probably cased up there. The trademark is quite clear and distinctive but not listed in Kochman's reference book of European clock and watch trademarks.

    The one on this page of a US dealer (the asking price looks very optimistic btw) - Darlor Vintage Watches $ 400.00-575.00 Page 3. - also has the hand trademark on the movement. This looks very like the Ulster red hand symbol - Red Hand of Ulster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - but then, most hands look like that.

    Hanty appears to be a Scottish dialect word meaning 'convenient, not troublesome or handy' and 'hantily' crops up in some old poetry hantily - Google Search.

    Hope that helps a tiny bit!
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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    my book is...over there and my knowledge is a fraction of these other guys, but i have a useful little trick that might be of use.
    i will re-post your pics i tweaked to pull out details. i have found serial numbers on ebay pics invisible normally. there are also many markings on the caseback. this will either be a catastrophic waste of time or amusing and slightly useful. either way, here ya go.
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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    Serial numbers on cases are less useful in dating watches than serial numbers on movements. Less carefully maintained records exist of case numbers.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    As far as I remember there are no visible numbers on the movement; but I'll have another look tonight.

    Thanks for all the replies so far, I appreciate it.
    Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
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    Re: Looking for any Information on this Vintage Watch

    UPDATE

    I had the watch serviced, new crystal, case polished and new strap. It's come up really nice and my better half loves wearing it.

    The watchmaker that did the work for me said that he thinks it is a 1940s vintage watch. Apparently at that time in Australia it was common for local jewelers to import movements from Switzerland and put them into locally made cases as this saved on import duties.

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