Vintage watch defying identification

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    Vintage watch defying identification

    Good Afternoon,

    You knowledgable people helped me once before to identify a rare Venus 140 movement.
    Here's another tester which has so far defied my attempts at Identification.

    This is a 13 lig movement in a 34mm double hinged case.
    Birmingham Swiss import marks for 1926.

    I have serviced this watch and there is no makers marks anywhere.
    It is marked Swiss made on barrel bridge and Swiss under the balance.
    There is a serial number 28743 on dial side of btm plate.

    It is a very good quality movement having pearlised plates and bridges.
    Ruby olive jewels set in gold chatons, a highly polished escapement with split compensation balance and overcoil hairspring. It is slightly unusual in that the third wheel is mounted on the barrel bridge.
    It has five adjustments.

    Perhaps someone can ID it and put me out of my misery?

    Thanks

    Radger





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    Re: Vintage watch defying identification

    Well, Venus sold movements to anyone with the money to buy them. With no identification beyond the movement all you can say it is probably a smallish European vendor. The red 12 was, as I remember it, found more often in the UK than elsewhere.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Vintage watch defying identification

    Thanks Eeeb,

    I'm fairly sure that this movement isn't a Venus, I was referring to another watch
    that I once had Identified here.
    I agree that this watch was probably made for the UK market but I'd really like to know who made the movement.

    Radger

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