Unknown Swiss novelty p.w.

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    Unknown Swiss novelty p.w.

    Nice 50mm plus .800 silver single joint well decorated case. 15j hand engraved movement marked Valor, dial marked Paulus. 1920? Does not look like a cheap watch. Dial arrangement seems to make it a thinner than U.S. similar 16 size. Name:  IMG_0032a.jpg
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    Re: Unknown Swiss novelty p.w.

    Pritchard lists Valor (1903) as a Trade Mark of Mathez, Hofstetter & Cie, Tramelan-Dessus (Switzerland)
    Wm Scolnick offered for sale in 1976 an early 20th century watch with the top plate exposed, small enamel chapter on top, SW, 15 jewels , lever, marked Valor Watch Co.
    Sounds just like the one you have.
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    Re: Unknown Swiss novelty p.w.

    Kurt: Thanks for info. I notice quite a few generous and enthusiastic skillful p.w. watch people from down under. My brother's wife has farmer relatives in NZ. He spent some time considering a move there, but his 2 week experience with the government and traditions there put him off. Definitely positive for people and land however. His land holdings and farming experience in U.S. not too comfortable either. Switzerland may be better where farmers actually get taxpayer money to operate. Only big rich farmers here get subsidies to not plant their ground.
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