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    need info for some vintage watches

    Hello watchuseek,
    Yesterday I found 3 vintage watches in my grandfather's house and captured them in some photos. Sorry for the bad quality of the last two but there was hard for me to make good photos with a Sony Ericsson So here they are
    Geneva sport prima 21 jewels


    Poljot 17 jewels


    Lings super de luxe 21 jewels

    I am not sure if there were written "Lings" - this watch is in very bad condition

    So my question is about the authentity of these watches (especially the first one , because I really want to renovate it but I don't want to give my money for renovating something that is not original). If somebody knows something for the mechanisms feel free to write.

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    Makiaveli

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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    Quote Originally Posted by makiaveli View Post
    Hello watchuseek,
    Yesterday I found 3 vintage watches in my grandfather's house and captured them in some photos. Sorry for the bad quality of the last two but there was hard for me to make good photos with a Sony Ericsson So here they are
    Geneva sport prima 21 jewels
    ` ` `

    Poljot 17 jewels
    ` `

    Lings super de luxe 21 jewels
    ` `
    I am not sure if there were written "Lings" - this watch is in very bad condition

    So my question is about the authentity of these watches (especially the first one , because I really want to renovate it but I don't want to give my money for renovating something that is not original). If somebody knows something for the mechanisms feel free to write.

    Regards,
    Makiaveli
    It is rare for these vintage watches to be faked... but over the course of years sometimes the character is modified by various 'repair' efforts. Without seeing the movement, one can not be sure but these watches all look to be authentic.

    I hope that helps.
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    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 for some vintage watches

    Thanks for the fast answer! I will try to make a photo of their movement in the next weeks

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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    And then post them one at a time - it can get really confusing when 3 different watches are being discussed in one thread.

    BTW, Lings is probably correct. There's a thread about one here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ighlight=lings
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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    The Poljot looks like it was made in the 70s, it has a 2614.2H movement that looks like this
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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    They're not fakes at all."Geneva" looks like 1950's watch,"Lings" 1950's or '60's,and "Poljot" 1970's.I've had "Lings" chronograph from 1970's,but gave it away.If you want to save those watches,I belive that you will pay for that more then they worth.
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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    Geneva Sport was actually a fairly high class company, making its own movements. Their best known calibre was the Cal. 23.7 - for a long time the smallest chronograph movement in production:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...eva_Sport_23_7

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    Re: need info for some vintage watches

    Thank you very much for the answers! Maybe I am gonna start renovating the Geneva watch first

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