Please ID this Ancre Watch
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    Please ID this Ancre Watch

    I bought this watch on eBay before I started doing much research. It caught my attention because the patina looked very nice, and the seller said it's been oiled/serviced. So I bought it.

    The seller said it was a military watch ,but I feel everything is military on eBay nowadays

    Another reason that I wanted to know more about it is because it'd worked nicely in first couple of weeks, but then it started to be very inaccurate. It was within 30 seconds delay in 24 hours, now it's more like 5 minutes. So I'd like to know if it's worth getting repaired/serviced (I know asking valuation is not permitted here, so I'd more like to know if you were me, would you get it repaired/serviced?)

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    Thanks!
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    Re: Please ID this Ancre Watch

    You are more likely to get replies if you post the pictures rather than a link.


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    Re: Please ID this Ancre Watch

    It's worth servicing if you really like it and want to wear it because service price will be several times bigger than the watch price
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    Re: Please ID this Ancre Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    You are more likely to get replies if you post the pictures rather than a link.
    Thanks! It was a very nice suggestion. I didn't know how to do it, but I think I got it right now.
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    Re: Please ID this Ancre Watch

    If there's no relevant markings on the caseback it's not military. Just ignore that sort of seller gumpf if no proof is offered.

    I note the regulator arm is hard over to the "S" (slow) side. That will act to slow the daily rate. You indicate the watch is running slow ("delay").

    However, even given the possibility of some limited rate increase being achievable via the regulator the watch likely requires a service to run well.

    If that's how you received the watch, (ie: you didn't adjust the regulator yourself), any service that may have been done would be questionable. Always assume a full *competent* service will be required on every vintage watch acquired. That can easily double the actual cost of a watch.
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