Strange pocket watch; please id! (pics)

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    Strange pocket watch; please id! (pics)

    I bought this pocket watch for a few bucks. It still runs fine although it misses a hand.

    No inscriptions on the case (just two inscripted dates of the 50s for maintainance).

    The movement says 'Swiss Made'.

    The dial says:
    Reigue Watch
    Suiza

    Suiza is Swiss in Spanish
    Reigue, i can hardly read; The r could also be a p or a d. The spot of dirt after the e in the end could be a character like a s.
    So:
    reigue
    peigue
    deigue
    reigues?

    Any clue?
    On a Dutch watchforum the closed they could get was it resembles a Moeris 16A movement.

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    Re: Strange pocket watch; please id! (pics)

    I dont know will this help you,but Suiza was brand used by three watchmakers:one from La Chaux de Fonds,one from Genf and one from Grenchen.
    “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.”

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    Re: Strange pocket watch; please id! (pics)

    The movement service dates from the 50's were probably done when the watch was fairly new so I'd date this watch to the 40's/early 50's. The dial seems about that date too but dials can vary a whole lot. And any time after this date the watch would have had shock protection...

    I hope that helps some...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Strange pocket watch; please id! (pics)

    It may be marked under the dial.

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