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    Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    I find this one recently.
    Is it original? Because i did not find any on net except Dunhill lighter with watch (on they pictures they did not pictured movement but dial is with these letters).
    Can you please help.
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Problably it's original Existed undreds swiss brands in the past. Every day I saw a diferent brand that I never had heard before...



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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Interesting...it's a older pin-lever movement, trying to look expensive with its "15 rubis". Sorta looks like a baumgartner, but the pallet cock is different. These watches evolved out of the older dollar/Roskopf watches; fairly rugged and inexpensive for those who just need to know the time, and aren't concerned about being off by a few minutes.

    The only trademark I found for "Dunhill" was a one trademarked in 1943 by "Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc.,NYC", but that's probably not it. The term "rubis" suggests that this watch was made and marketed in Europe, not the US or England, and the style and balance suggest late 50's or 60's (or even 70's, but the doubtful with the lume the way it is)
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    From the dial and hands I'm thinking late forties to fifties, but otherwise I'm with Rob.


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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Hello!
    I found the same DUNHILL watch by my grandmother, it was bought by my grandfather in the early fifties. nobody remembers when. it's in very good condition, it was boxed. i tried to find some informations about, but this is the only one site. have you any idea about the current prize? or have you more infos about?

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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Quote Originally Posted by csomai View Post
    Hello!
    I found the same DUNHILL watch by my grandmother, it was bought by my grandfather in the early fifties. nobody remembers when. it's in very good condition, it was boxed. i tried to find some informations about, but this is the only one site. have you any idea about the current prize? or have you more infos about?
    Pin levers and dollar watches tend not to be as sought after as higher grade watches. But ones in good condition can fetch a premium if several collectors are bidding.

    One of the problems presented are these were never considered long life watches and were built with that in mind... so if the condition is poor, repair can cost a substantial multiple of normal sales prices... (probably true of most watches now that I think about it).
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Dunhill has been a maker of luxury goods for the gentleman for a very long time, if I am not greatly mistaken they have been working with Jaeger LeCoultre for many decades. It is actually surprising to see a Dunhill-branded watch with a lower-grade movement. As far as I know, Dunhill's London HQ should be able to authenticate their products as they have full access to their archives, so it is worth a try.
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill 15 rubis

    Agree with Seele. Dunhill was/is a very upmarket, high quality brand. That agricultural movement surprises me.
    Could it be an old Fake?
    The crystal is badly yellowed = low quality.

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