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    Wardar? anybody have a history on this brand

    I have a wardar railroad pocket watch from my great grandfather.. I believe the movement is a unitas 6497 type. I wasnt able to find any history on this brand in parcticular.





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    Sorry, never heard of the brand either. Movement is indeed an Unitas 6497 (lepine version) type, the precise calibre code is under the balance next to the Unitas stamp. No shock proofing and only 15 jewels - looks to me like it's anything from late thirties to early fifties.

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    Sorry the Wardar brand is unknown to me at least. It would not be considered a railroad grade watch in the US because:
    (a) jewel count is too low.
    (b) not manufactured in USA.
    Can't see the markings under the balance that clearly but it might be Unitas.

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    Re: Wardar? anybody have a history on this brand

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Sorry the Wardar brand is unknown to me at least. It would not be considered a railroad grade watch in the US because:
    (a) jewel count is too low.
    (b) not manufactured in USA.
    Can't see the markings under the balance that clearly but it might be Unitas.
    thanks for the knowledge guys... guess its a wannabe railroad watch, the back is engraved with a steam locomotive
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    Re: Wardar? anybody have a history on this brand

    Got one of those myself - 15J 18S Illinois from 1905. Nice watch, but not railroad grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqua Spearo View Post
    thanks for the knowledge guys... guess its a wannabe railroad watch, the back is engraved with a steam locomotive
    European railway services also issued pocket-watches for official use, but not necessarily up to the US standard due to fewer time-related hazards i.e. shorter distances travelled, lack of time-zone shift along the routes and less single-track routes. Many different types and grades of watch were used. I believe the Belgians used a rather good Roskopf watch. Unfortunately railway-wannabes were also produced in plague proportions in the early 20th century.

    Do you have a picture of the back?

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    ...im in Bosnia and i have one of these watches too,my grandfather bought it in Wienna 1960...

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