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    Silver Hallmarks

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone might be able to give me some hints on this one. The watch is a Medana, made by Meyer & Studeli, probably in the late 1920's (there appears to be a service mark dated 1927). I think the top stamp on the back might well be for the manufacturer, which would make these Swiss hallmarks, but.... The watch by the way was bought in the UK, but doesn't appear to carry import marks which it should have if these were UK hallmarks.

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    There is also this on the side of the watch


    Thanks!


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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    Hi!

    The hallmark on the side of the case looks like the Swiss hallmark for silver, but 800, not 925: Kontrollstempel(Schweiz, ab 1. Januar 1882). Sorry, no idea about the other two ones on the back. The left one looks like two Fs.
    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    The 2 Fs - for foreign I believe- is the import mark for Glasgow:

    British Silver Import Marks- Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    Yep. And Marrick, you just beat me to it again. I make it 1924.

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    And you beat me to 1924. Call it a draw.
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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    LOL! Thank you! I don't know why I didn't check the Glasgow marks, I guess I just didn't imagine that Medana would be using the Glasgow assay office when they had set up their operation in London!

    Mike, I did wonder about that, though it didn't look quite right. Still though this is 925 silver not 935 so it would only have qualified for the 800 mark.

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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    A lot of watch cases seem to have gone through Glasgow. No idea why - perhaps the London office just couldn't cope.
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    Re: Silver Hallmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Mike, I did wonder about that, though it didn't look quite right. Still though this is 925 silver not 935 so it would only have qualified for the 800 :)
    Maybe they made only this case part from 800 for more stability, 925 isn´t very hard - would explain the extra-hallmark on the case.
    Best regards, Mike

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