Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

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    Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    Hello, as this is my first post I want to introduce myself, Im Daniel from Caracas Venezuela, I have a small collection of vintage pocket watches and some other vintages.

    I came across 2 ladies vintage pocket watches, one is an anker and the other one is a 17 jewel Laverra. I've never heard of the last one before and couldn't find any information on the web. Maybe a more experienced collector can help me out here.

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    Hi and welcome.

    It looks more like LaverNa to me - but that doesn't help as I can't find anything about either Laverna or Laverra - other than that Laverna is the goddess of thieves. It looks fairly modern to me. Maybe others will know more.
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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    The movement in the Laverra (or Laverna) looks like a bridge variant of the Adolf Schild Cal. AS 970:

    bidfun-db AS_970: AS 970

    Whatever, it is definitely a modern movement so the watch is not from the heyday of ladies pendant watches (pre WWI) but rather from post WWII.

    A lot of post WWII watche sold in Germany were branded "Anker". A lot have cheap, trashy pin pallet movements but some have more decent calibres. I have one with a non-functioning Cal. HB "Ultramatic".

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    Marrick it may be Laverna, but I still can read it as Laverra, so another mistery on that, no info on either on my pocket watch encyclopedia and internet.

    Yes Harmut Richter in fact I just opened the "anker" to see the movement in this is what I found:
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    ... You are completely right

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    As well as being a generic name, Anker was a brand registered by Eppler. See:

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    and Mikrolisk - was Feines für die Tasche... - Das Informationsportal rund um die Taschenuhr!

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    Nice work Marrick thanks, so, this might be an original anker with very bad finish and movement?

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    Yes - I believe so. Regarding the movement:

    The Metatechnical Cabinet - Movement Manufacturer: Eppler

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    Last edited by Marrick; December 17th, 2010 at 08:06.
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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    I have a watch exactly like the Anker one in this post. Does anyone have any guidance as to how much I could ask for it?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Vintage Pocket ladies watches, Anker & Laverra

    We don't give valuations on this forum - there are stickies at the top explaining the reasons behind this. I would suggest that you go to ebay and do some searches on completed listings to see how much similar watches sell for, but I doubt it will be very much.


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