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    WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    Afternoon all.
    I'm hoping you'll be able to help me. My girlfriends father was handed down a watch from his grandfather. I'm told it's a watch that was worn during WWI. I'd greatly appreciate any assistance with dating, and identifying the maker, retailer, and place of origin.
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    Re: WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    It's written "1935" inside the case back no? If that's the original case I doubt it was used in 14-18...

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    Re: WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    I googled "Brevet 71363" -also engraved inside the back case- and found this post (which doesn't help a lot but that's still something):
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/mys...ex-860273.html
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    I think that's .935, probably a silver mark, I think it's genuine and that strap is gorgeous, it would be great if someone remade this pattern.

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    I think the silver was checked in Glasgow, in 1916.
    I also found what I think is the patent from the "BREVET 71363" thanks to Mougino's link.




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    The sponsor's mark F.W in a rectangle is for Francis Webb, I think.
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    Re: WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    The sponsor's mark F.W in a rectangle is for Francis Webb, I think.
    Thank you. What's a Sponsors Mark? The retailer?


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    Re: WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    Also, does anyone know what the J and the symbol to the left of the J is? Thank you.


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    WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    Thanks MKWS, the sponsor to the assay office was Francis Webb Ltd, Birmingham. As the watch was imported from Switzerland, there are different hallmarks. The two marks above .925 indicate Glasgow and 1916. That fits, as the case patent was filed in 1915.
    I still don't know what the bottom numbers, and the F stand for, nor who made the movement.


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    Re: WWI Wrist Watch - Identifucation

    Quote Originally Posted by JaredSteadman View Post
    Also, does anyone know what the J and the symbol to the left of the J is? Thank you.

    Update. It's a 'T'.

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