Need more information regarding this Skymaster.

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    Bangalore, India, India

    Question Need more information regarding this Skymaster.

    Hi all, i bought this Skymaster from a local seller in India. I paid about 20USD for it. I would love to get more information regarding this piece. I would love to have more information about the watch company and it's history. Do you think it's worth more?
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    Re: Need more information regarding this Skymaster.

    It is probably from the 50's or early 60's. I believe the movement is an ETA but diving into Ranfft's database to determine that for sure is a larger time commitment than I can currently make. This is the first example of this brand that I remember seeing.
    "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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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada

    Re: Need more information regarding this Skymaster.

    ETA 1081 or similar; this layout was used across a number of models. "Skymaster" was registered to a number of companies, including Benrus, but I've never seen that winged mercedes logo. before. One of the registrations for Skymaster was by "Felca and Titoni", which also had an "Airmaster" watch, but I'd have expected the watch to be signed (at least internally) by Felca or titoni if they were the manufacturer. The word "continental" on the dial is odd as well, and suggests that the dial was added later. That would be consistent with what I know of watches sold in India; it was cheaper to import the raw movement and assemble them in country to avoid taxes.
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