Last edited by Tbeith; May 19th, 2011 at 14:56.
Welcome! We'd be happy to help as best we can. You may want to try and reinsert that picture however, the link is not a working photo.
Rolex GMT-Master IIc
Citizen Eco-Drive Calibre 2100 Chrono
Bulova Adventurer Chronograph
Parnis Auto Power Reserve SS
Sorry about the poor pic, the watch has the following wording on it.
Definitely hard to find anything about that watch.
A shot in the dark here, but perhaps it has something to do with this organization?
Service historique de la défense
"Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn."
That would make sense when I look at my family history, the man who owned this (my great uncle) was a french pilot.
There must be more of these about!!
After a bit more research I have found out that the watch belonged to my great uncle 'Pierre Laureys' who flew a spitfire in world war 2. After a bit of google action I found that he also flew in the 1960's war film 'the longest day'. 2 of his spitfires were used in this film. I just need to find out more about the watch now!
It has 3 stars etched on the back of it, does this mean anything?
Thanks for your help so far!
Moved to Vintage for further assistance.
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It a nice looking watch! I would say it from the 60s... Could be a bit earlier... Also a bit later!
A movement pic could help date it. I would guess on a landeron (maybe 148) movement. Unsure of the brand... But there are many lost brands from the 60s/70s that used generic chrono movements like landeron and Valjoux and branded them with their names!
Looks like a very nice watch and has a great family history... And sounds like it was owned by a great guy!
Someone may know more... Movement pic would help!
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Nice looking watch
It's not a brand I've come accross before, but then there were sooo many watch co's 'back in the day' and many are now lost to history!!
As for the age, I'm going to say 50's, maybe even late 40's looking at the crown and pushers. The movement is more than likely a Landeron as these were quite common in this kind of watch at the time.
IF you can open it up, without damaging it, a clear close up (macro) photo of the movement would definately help.
Is it working ok? Has it been serviced recently?
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