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    Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    I’d be most grateful for some help/information:

    It is getting to be the time for me to pass family “treasures” to my grandchildren.One such item is a Delmar pocket watch I received from my grandfather in 1964.The presentation engraving includes the year 1917 which I assume is when my grandfather acquired the watch.He emigrated from Poland in 1913.
    On the inside of both the front and back cover is a stamped serial number: 10204325.
    In addition the inside of the front cover includes a hand etched: A 1891 and 581 P with a very small indistinguishable marking under the 581 P.
    The face shows only the name Delmar with the word Swiss at the bottom edge.
    When opening the cover to view the movement I find the following:
    On the outside edge of the casing is the stamped number: 04325 followed by a star
    The name Tacy Watch Co.
    23 jewels
    And the word Swiss
    I also would be interested inanyobservation you’d care to share about the chain.
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    Re: Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    Hi and welcome to the Forum,

    What a well preserved pocket watch that is,the case is in excellent condition for its age.your benefactors are going to be well pleased at receiving such a nice piece.A little info on Tacy watch co,Tacy is a merger of two names,ie Tavannes and Cyma,the pocket watch experts will be along hopefully to elaborate a bit further on that,but from what i can see in the photo`s it looks a good quality watch that will survive another hundred years if properly cared for.
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    Re: Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    Welcome to Watchuseek. There are several Delmars listed in Mikrolisk and one is a brand of Tacy (=Cyma) so it seems to be an entirely in house production. The movement is a bridge variant of a typical Cyma movement, e.g.:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Cyma 785

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    Re: Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    Thanks, yep it is a nice timepiece that keeps great time..........hope vests come back into style.

    What a well preserved pocket watch that is,the case is in excellent condition for its age.your benefactors are going to be well pleased at receiving such a nice piece.A little info on Tacy watch co,Tacy is a merger of two names,ie Tavannes and Cyma,the pocket watch experts will be along hopefully to elaborate a bit further on that,but from what i can see in the photo`s it looks a good quality watch that will survive another hundred years if properly cared for.[/QUOTE]
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    Re: Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    Thanks, does the movement help determine the age of the watch?

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    Re: Pocket watch id would be appreciated.....Delmar

    Quote Originally Posted by randomclark View Post
    Thanks, does the movement help determine the age of the watch?



    If it were an American pocket watch by say Waltham or Elgin finding the production date would be easy,as they have kept good records of serial/production dates of thier movements,one would just read the serial no. stamped on the movement and compare with the records,Now i don`t know if Delmar kept such records?Maybe another forum member with a Delmar pocket watch could help with that.Given the time frame you mentioned late 1910`s feel correct and red 5 minute markers are consistent with this period.Hope that helps.
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