Vintage watch but no name on dial...

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    Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    Found this today....this is my first post here...wonder what brand is...age...anything at all about this watch...








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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    What is on the the movement in the way of identifying information?

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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    Thread moved from "Clock World" to the more suitable forum.
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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    Very interesting. The style suggests late 20's or early 30's; its a vaguely curvex-style watch. The movement is very nice. The swiss cross normally denotes a patent number, and there IS a swiss patent 2001 that I found, but I'm not convinced its actually relevent to the watch. A german reader might be able to tell you more:
    Espacenet - Original document

    Odd thing is that the patent was registered in 1890. That's really pushing the time-frame, since I think patents are only valid for 25 years. But the german nature of the patent does match up with the lack of any obvious "swiss made" markings.
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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    Thank you for your answer...i don't speak german :)...it's intresting that the watch has the swiss cross stamped on his mecanism...

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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    I translate a part of the text in the link posted bu you with google translate...but seems that that patent has nothing to do with the watch....i'm still searching....

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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    I'm with Rob on the dating as perhaps early 1930's as it has a round movement placed into the (then) newly fashionable rectangular case. It is likely a ladies watch movement, so your search should be restricted to the smaller calibres. From the wear to the case (which could be just reflection of your fingers) I'd be suspicious that the dial has been repainted at some point which might explain the lack of name. Given that even if you find the manufacturer of the calibre you may never know who assembled the watch as a whole. Ladies watches are not especially collected so I have doubts you'll find a picture of the calibre online easily - chances are you need someone with a movement parts catalogue and for that you will probably need the dial removed for a photo of the setting parts (and it may well be stamped under there by the manufacturer).
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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    The bridge style of the movement is quite reminescent of Buren, e.g.:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Buren 875

    ...but they were not the only ones to use it. Also, some details (position of setting lever screw) do not match so it can't be this exact movement. Still, close - any more offers?!

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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    looks like a old benrus. thats my guess, its definitely a ladys watch.

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    Re: Vintage watch but no name on dial...

    I would say that it is definitely not a ladies' watch. In those days, gent's watches were rather smaller than today and ladies' watches didn't have a seconds hand.

    Hartmut Richter

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