watch identification

Thread: watch identification

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    1

    watch identification

    Hi guys i`m a newbe at this and to watch collecting in general my old aunt gave me a ladies watch some time ago and i put it in a drawer, she has dementure and although she made a big thing of it i thought it was just down to her condition but came across it recently and my newfound interest took over and thought i ought to find out more about it. I`ve never heard of the watch, it has Eme on the face and either M8 or MB imprinted on the back along with staybright, but no serial numbers, it it one to cherish or banish to the drawer again....many thanks, hope i`ve done this right...regards ..libbypuatd

  2. #2
    Member simpletreasures's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,506

    Re: watch identification

    For any accurate help with your watch, you'll need to post clear close up pictures of the watch. Both front and back, and if possible, a picture of the movement will help greatly.
    https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/westfield-watch-company.109201/

    A friend is truly a prize indeed, others not so much. So if I lead you believe you're in the latter, please read........
    http://markmanson.net/internet

  3. #3
    Sponsor thoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,965

    Re: watch identification

    Lets see if I can work with what we were given.... Staybrite was, I believe, another name given to stainless steel. The watch is European. 1940's. Round dial? Manual wind. Probably 15 jewels. Mens. Either a chrome or gold plated case?

    Fun game but honestly....I can try and guess what the lottery numbers are going to be too...with less possibility of accuracy than guessing on the watch but still. Pics do help and if you need any assistance uploading them we are here to help. :)

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member mkws's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    7,558

    Re: watch identification

    I'd expect a Staybrite marking to indicate a full Staybrite case- not plated. That's unless there's a "Fond Acier Staybrite" or "Fond Acier Inox/(ydable)". Staybrite steel was an alloy often used in the 1930s, all the way until the 1960s, if I remember correctly.
    Mikrolisk lists one Eme, as a trademark of Montres Yra of Geneve, registered in 1929.
    Still, there's nothing to be said for sure, until we see the actual watch. The dial, the movement, both sides of the case back.
    I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
    Edgar Allan Poe

    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
    George Orwell

    (...)but that's what mankind is like: they only prize what they no longer possess.
    Erich Maria Remarque

    For any inquiries regarding vintage Doxa watches, please read the highlighted text in my vintage Doxa thread. Sorry, but I will not respond to PMs on the matter.

  6. #5
    Vint. Forum Co-Moderator Mirius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Surrey, UK
    Posts
    3,520

    Re: watch identification

    Quote Originally Posted by libbypuatd View Post
    she has dementure and although she made a big thing of it i thought it was just down to her condition
    Dementia destroys memory not reason nor intelligence, although both are also negatively affected by age, so if she remembers it and made a big thing of it then it was important to her at one time.

    Whether she can remember why of course is another issue. Importance has little relation to value.


  7. #6
    Member Border-Reiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    2,848

    Re: watch identification

    Pozdrowienia dla Polski! (just sending some greetings to someone I might know). Yes, we need pictures of the watch and possibly the movement to say more.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Watch identification
      By blumache in forum Vintage & Pocket watches
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: June 14th, 2015, 06:54
    2. Watch Identification- Vintage Titus et Solvil Pilot watch?
      By geo.org in forum Vintage & Pocket watches
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: April 11th, 2015, 15:08
    3. Identification of a watch
      By b__m in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: August 29th, 2012, 17:31
    4. watch identification please anyone?
      By watching123 in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 11
      Last Post: March 16th, 2012, 15:10
    5. Vintage Wrist Watch and Pocket Watch Identification help needed?.
      By John Vargas in forum Vintage & Pocket watches
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: February 4th, 2009, 03:43

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •