Phenix (at least 70 years old)

Thread: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1

    Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    This a watch of my grandfather. I am sure that the watch is at least 70 years old. I can not know exactly how old it is. Was created from the company "Phenix" and is still working. If there is anyone that can give more information i will be thankfull to him.






  2. #2
    Member jedanzoom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Croatia
    Posts
    1,037

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    Looks like deco style watch,so 70. years would be a good estimete of its age.Probably 1930s,couse dial is metal made.Wtach is not in best shape:dial needs refinishing,hands are not original,movement looks like it was suffered from moisture,as well as case itself,crown is not original..But if its your grandpas,you should try to put it in order and preserve it as it deserve.
    “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    http://www.portalsatova.com/forum/

  3. #3
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    Hi and welcome.

    I'm not a pocket watch person, but while you're waiting for a more informed response, you might like a look at this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=phenix

    And here is my Phenix:





    Information about the company auto translated from French:

    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...N%26start%3D30
    Last edited by Marrick; May 16th, 2010 at 14:14. Reason: Link added
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,031

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Hi and welcome.

    I'm not a pocket watch person, but while you're waiting for a more informed response, you might like a look at this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=phenix

    And here is my Phenix:


    very nice !
    is that a chronostop watch?
    does pushing the crown reset the chrono hand, i dont see any other pushers

  6. #5
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    Well I don't want to hijack the thread - but no.

    Pulling out to position one should stop the second hand - but it doesn't due to wear on the part concerned and no replacement part available - and pulling fully out flies the second back to zero.

    Movement pics here : https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ghlight=phenix

    Works fine as a watch.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,031

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    thanks marrick , learnt something new today!

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    15

    Re: Phenix (at least 70 years old)

    thought you might find the link at the bottom of my post usefull

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/phe...ke-374922.html

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •