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    Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Ive had this for a while now. It has no crystal and - because of that - a filthy unnamed dial, no hands, and a mangled cannon pinion & possibly mangled centre shaft. But it RUNS!

    I can't place it. Case hallmarked 1927, About 29.5mm - so maybe 13'''.





    The little lozenge mark is very small. Sorry its blurred:



    It looks like an M or W with curly bits appended - or a V with extra long curly bits.



    Thanks for any insight.
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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Hi Marrick,

    It looks familiar... especially the setting gear... but as I have been looking a quite a few watches like this... I think I may have Trench Eye... where all watches start to look familiar!

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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Well, talk about obscure. I can't find a thing on this maker, but the ID is certain.


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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    A Manzoni????
    Trust Marrick to reach dizzying new heights of sheer obscurity, Manzoni doesn't even
    get a mention in the Ronda staff catalogue...how obscure is that.

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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Wow - thanks Kris!

    Bestfit only lists 1 Manzoni - and its not that one. They show a plain M in a lozenge - no fancy curls - as the logo.

    Anyway, a quick look tells me parts are not going to be easy to find. Even he: home page for spare parts for vintage wrist watches & pocket watches doesn't have movement listed.Name:  crying2.gif
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    And another quick look informs me that Manzoni is quite a common name - especially if you want an expensive handbag or a book.
    Last edited by Marrick; April 3rd, 2012 at 21:10.
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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    So - its RARE. That means valuable!
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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    A Manzoni????
    Trust Marrick to reach dizzying new heights of sheer obscurity, Manzoni doesn't even
    get a mention in the Ronda staff catalogue...how obscure is that.

    Nor in the G.R. mainspring catalog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    So - its RARE. That means valuable!
    Can we see photos of the mangled cannon pinion? It looks like the hour wheel is mangled, which is quite possibly available in a generic selection. You can also buy cannon pinion selections.

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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Bad case of Trench Eye!

    never even heard of Manzoni..... and im really glad I did not say "I think its a 'W' not an M"... as that would make me look really stupid!!

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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    I always knew it was an M.

    Anyway:



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    Re: Yet another mystery trench watch movement

    Would you be so kind as to remove the hour wheel too please

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