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    Vintage Swiss Watch

    Another pick up today, got it for a steal, 14kRGP all original crown, hands dial, bracelet, says Geneve on front and is signed with someones name on back, crown looks to be bent a bit :) np just a little tweek, watch is running and keeps good time on a 15 jewel movement. I will post pictures when it arrives.

    Question does it look like a early to mid 30's? or earlier?


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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    Its very hard to date this sort of watch. It could be mid 1920's to early 40's - so most probably 1930's IMHO. Maybe the movement will give you a better idea when it arrives.
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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    My own research has yielded this..

    Eldor Watch Co

    The Eldor Watch Company was also known as Bill & Cie. The earliest listing is in 1923 when it was listed as Bill & Cie. in Bienne.
    The 1924 listing was Bill & Cie, Eldor Watch Co. in Bienne with and another listing and advertisement for Eldor Watch Co. without Bill & Cie. although this advert was only for America.
    A 1925 advert lists the types of watches they could supply but only for America. The Company was listed again for Bill & Cie, Eldor Watch

    By 1951 the listings were for Eldor Watch Co. SA of Geneve and no mention of Bill & Cie. These listings continued from 1966 until 1973.

    Brand or Model Names Used:-
    Caddy
    Diagonal
    Geneve
    Stereo
    Superjet
    Redor

    All this combined with the style, it's current location (US), it's apparent age of font, 1920- early 30s ties in nicely with my research. I will have to wait to confirm this but I think I nailed it.
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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    Another rather intersting tidbit the name on the watch is Sonny Farrugia, AKA Salvadore Farrugia 81 years old living in NJ , USA , This too seems to link in to the watch if it is indeed his, Seem right , Seller is from there too, kinda cool what you can find out when you dig a bit..

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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    New info, I was wrong with my initial thoughts on the manufacture of the watch, turns out to be more interesting than I thought,

    INFO: The watch is Marked "GENEVE" on Dial
    Movement says: ROCO 15 Jewel 2 Adj. Langendorf Swiss ( Love that bit) This makes the watch a pre- Lanco watch.
    Case says: MASTER SUTTON case USA.

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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    Wow this is interesting because i'll have to post some pics of my watch that looks sort of like that. Nice timepiece!

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    Re: Vintage Swiss Watch

    Pretty interesting history behind the company~Cheers!

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