What can you get for the price of a meal out these days?
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    What can you get for the price of a meal out these days?

    Dad was looking for a new (old) pocket watch and after a little search on eBay he’d got a short list, these I dismissed one by one for being over priced for what they were, yes, they might have had “good” names but the movements were lower grades. So, we had a joint search and I found this little guy.


    Nothing much to look at but very clean


    A Dennison Star case, guaranteed to wear 10 years


    Now then, what made this stand out?


    17 jewels, 4 adjustments, Reed’s regulation, screwed in chatons, all in a fine movement I think you’ll agree, I think it’s possibly a Minerva

    I believe the Arrow/small Christmas tree mark is the same

    And he got this for just over £60, much better than a bog standard 15 jewel Omega and the like.

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    Re: What can you get for the price of a meal out these days?

    I agree completely

    Congradulations Mad
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    Re: What can you get for the price of a meal out these days?

    Great catch; congrats
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    Re: What can you get for the price of a meal out these days?

    The movement is by Minerva indeed. Ranfft doesn't have an exact match for this one, although there is a very similar Minerva listed (stem wind and pin set, though):
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Minerva 19'''
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