Query on 'Corvette' watches

Thread: Query on 'Corvette' watches

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member JohnnyMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    2,629

    Query on 'Corvette' watches

    I was at my physio's this morning, and knowing I like old watches, he brought out this old watch and box.

    It's a manual wind 40's/50's style square-ish case, gold plated (I presume?) with a S/S back with 'antimagnetic' written on it. The dial is signed Corvette 17 jewels, and has a small subdial at 6 o'clock and at the bottom it says 'France'.

    I've done a quick search on here and not really come up with anything, and googling it just brought up Chevy Corvette watches.

    I should have taken a pic with my cameraphone, but didn't think of it (hindsight is a great thing)

    He's had this watch for some time, and it's been passed down (I'm not sure how far?) so I said I'd see if I could find out anything about it.

    So, need some help on this one guys!!

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    St Paul, MN
    Posts
    1,653

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    All I can find is one for sale but it doesn't have the kind of pictures we need http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120569357449

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

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    That's a very French looking seconds register.
    Attached Images Attached Images

    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 JohnnyMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    2,629

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    That's a very French looking seconds register.
    The seconds register did look like that!!

    The search for info continues......

  6. #5
    Member huck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Lethcworth UK
    Posts
    164

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    well i have a corvette in my small collection but is marked swiss made
    Attached Images Attached Images



    A man with a watch always knows what the time is. A man with two watches is never sure.

  7. #6
    Member JohnnyMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    2,629

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    Quote Originally Posted by huck View Post
    well i have a corvette in my small collection but is marked swiss made
    Thanks for the reply and piccy

    Interesting that yours is Swiss Made, where my friends just says 'France' so assuming it's french made??

    I need to get it off him and take some pics!!

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    81

    Re: Query on 'Corvette' watches

    Hi there,
    I do not have any pictures yet but I will try to get one or two. I got a Corvette 'France' watch as a christmas present in 1979.
    It is an old clockwork style watch which I never wear. It has the old 'speckled' gold effect strap that was very fashionable at that time.
    I never wear it now but 'even after all this time' it will run for a couple of days on one wind up. I wonder how may kids today would even know how to wind a watch up?

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
    •