Lyceum wristwatch question

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    Lyceum wristwatch question

    hello all new guy here and hope i'm in the right forum,,i came across an old womans wristwatch and i've searched the web and can't find any info on this company,,theres no name on the face but the movement is marked Lyceum watch co. and 17 jewel swiss on the inside ,,are these worth anything or are there any sites where i could find out any info on them ,,it keeps perfect time and seems like in good condition,,,also any way to tell when it was made ,,thanks in advance
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    Re: Lyceum wristwatch question

    Read the posts stuck at the top of the forum page and you will see we don't do valuations. Check with eBay for an indication of current markets. But, in general, ladies watches trade cheap. Most collectors are men.
    "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: Lyceum wristwatch question

    Quote Originally Posted by cigcurt305 View Post
    hello all new guy here and hope i'm in the right forum,,i came across an old womans wristwatch and i've searched the web and can't find any info on this company,,theres no name on the face but the movement is marked Lyceum watch co. and 17 jewel swiss on the inside ,,are these worth anything or are there any sites where i could find out any info on them ,,it keeps perfect time and seems like in good condition,,,also any way to tell when it was made ,,thanks in advance
    cigcurt305
    hello thanks for the reply ,,i read your rules and don't think asking if there worth anything violated the policies,,i figured someone here could point me in a direction for information,,not tell me to go to ebay ,,i've already looked on ebay and theres 2 mens watches over there with very little info,, i'm trying to find out something more about the company who made them and was hoping someone might know where to look..i'm not a watch collector so i'm kinda in the dark here,,and i guess it's a well kept mystery that no one wants to give up,,i guess i'll keep looking on my own ,,
    thanks

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    Re: Lyceum wristwatch question

    Since you asked .. I have a Lyceum but I don't know anything about the company and I don't recognize the movement in your watch.

    I'm sure if you went to a watchmaker in person and asked them for a valuation, they would provide one, maybe even for free.

    That said, it won't be worth much unless it is made from a precious metal. It's a ladies watch from a relatively unknown brand.

    Other than going to a watchmaker for valuation, I don't know where you could go for better information .. I doubt such a place exists.

    You seem to confuse silence because of the inability to provide the information you seek with some sort of conspiracy to protect information about women's watches or to foil your attempts to easily obtain information.

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    Re: Lyceum wristwatch question

    It's an interesting design that I haven't seen before, but I don't look at many ladies watches. My wife has no appreciation for them, and they aren't really my style :).

    The name doesn't show up in any of the usual sources, suggesting its a house-brand of some sort. Having said that, you need to show a bit of patience; not all members log in every day, so it may take more then 22 hours to get a useful response.

    Eeeb's "no valuation" message is a fairly standard disclaimer that you'll see repeated over and over on any vintage watch message board worth visiting, because there are a lot of people who's only real interest is "what can I sell it for?".
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    Re: Lyceum wristwatch question

    Although I don't recognize the movement, there were loads made like that in the fifties and sixties, e.g.:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...swk&AS_1017_21

    ...or:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&2uswk&MST_466

    ...or a number of others in that general tonneau shape. The point that makes this one special (for a ladies' watch) is that it has a conversion from no centre second at all to an indirect centre second - and even more unusual (for any watch!), using an entire bridge, spanning across the movement.

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