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    need help on identifying this watch

    Hello guys, can you help me identify this watch ? i tried to find some informations about it, but i couldnt find anything.

    it is made from silver 0.800, it has a 0.800 stamp on the back and another one on the band, along with a mark which i thought it might be that hallmark of the silver, but im not sure about it.
    I was afraid to open the back because i dont have the required tools and i dont want to scratch it, so i cannot show you the movement.
    The glass is pretty matte, it was hard to get a good photo of the dial. It's written Donax ( ? ) , 17 rubis , incabloc , Swiss made. I couldnt find anything about Donax.

    Is there any possibilty to give me atleast some informations about Donax company?

    (sorry for my bad english , hope you understand what i wrote. :D )

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: need help on identifying this watch

    "Donax" was registered as a brand in 1970 by Donato Buongiovanni, located in Ravenna, Italy. It is a ladies' watch, probably assembled in Italy but evidently using a Swiss movement (AS 1977 or something similar?!). The full silver bracelet adds to its attraction but other than that, it is probably not very valuable - too little demand for these things. Nevertheless, once the crystal is buffed up and the watch serviced, it would make a nice watch for any lady willing to wear it.

    Hartmut Richter
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    Re: need help on identifying this watch

    The only Donax trademark that I could find was registered in Ravenna, Italy, in 1970, to a Donato Buongiovanni. Of course, 1970 is a trademark registration date, so the brand may have existed before that. The design would be correct for 1960s just as for 1970s...
    That's the first time that I hear about Donax- maybe someone else is familiar with the brand, since I'm certainly not.
    Nothing to be sorry about, your English doesn't sound bad, except for a few minor mistakes, but it isn't hard to understand.
    As to the movement... Well, you can probably expect something generic inside. A good watchmaker will open the watch for free, so if you encounter one who asks for money just to open the watch, then find another one.
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    Thank you, guys, for the infos. You are great.

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