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    NEED INFO

    I have a pocket watch, I have zero knowledge about watches. On that watch is written:
    ANCRE
    DE PRECISION
    17 RUBIS
    GOLANA
    SWISS
    on stamps that this watch have on it's background is 1899 year.
    I would like if someone can tell me something more about this watch.

    sorry for my english.

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    Re: NEED INFO

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovan Milovanovic View Post
    I have a pocket watch, I have zero knowledge about watches. On that watch is written:
    ANCRE
    DE PRECISION
    17 RUBIS
    GOLANA
    SWISS
    on stamps that this watch have on it's background is 1899 year.
    I would like if someone can tell me something more about this watch.

    sorry for my english.
    Hello Jovan,

    From the limited information available you will most likely have
    a seventeen jewelled, Swiss lever watch with compensated balance.

    The stamps on the background are possibly years in which this watch won medals
    at this or that trade fair but without pics can't be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Hello Jovan,

    From the limited information available you will most likely have
    a seventeen jewelled, Swiss lever watch with compensated balance.

    The stamps on the background are possibly years in which this watch won medals
    at this or that trade fair but without pics can't be sure.
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    Re: NEED INFO

    Movements represent the 'traceable link' for vintage watches. Cases were supplied by specialty case makers. Post some movement pics and we can tell more.
    "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: NEED INFO

    The TCDD was formed on June 1, 1927 by the Turkish government to take over the administration of the existing rail lines within the borders of the Republic of Turkey after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, and to build new ones.[2]

    found this on wikipedia, so the oldest your watch could be would be 1927.

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    Re: NEED INFO

    can you tell me what do you think when you say ''movements'', I dont know what is that

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    Re: NEED INFO

    Jovan, the movement is the mechanism, sometimes called clockworks.
    It is accessed by lifting the inner cover.
    As has been said, you have a Turkish railwaymans watch. Cortebert
    movements were often used in these IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Jovan, the movement is the mechanism, sometimes called clockworks.
    It is accessed by lifting the inner cover.
    As has been said, you have a Turkish railwaymans watch. Cortebert
    movements were often used in these IIRC.
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    Re: NEED INFO

    I'm fairly sure this is a Cortebert movement, but I don't know much more.
    Probably thirties or forties, it is a good workhorse watch.

    There are movement experts in here who will know more.

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    Re: NEED INFO

    Definitely not - a standard Unitas movement. Before seeing the movement, I would have said "ca. 1930, going by the dial style" but now I might even go for post-WWII. It all depends on the exact movement inside.

    It looks rather like the modern Unitas 6498:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Unitas 6498-1

    ...which was made from ca. 1950 onwards so if it is that (the precise calibre code should be under the balance wheel), it will definitely be either post-WWII or a mariage (old watch with modern replacement movement). There were other Unitas movements that looked rather similar, the trouble is that they are all smaller than the 6498 so that the watch would have to be quite small for them not to look out of place insode.....

    Hartmut Richter

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