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    What are your thoughts on Vintage West End

    Hello everyone , I have come across some vintage WestEnd watches recently. They are NIB condition. Planning something. Before that I would like to know what fellow watchuseekers think about them. Im posting some pics. Cheers


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    Re: What are your thoughts on Vintage West End

    I have only months old knowledge about this brand and wish to have experienced members opinion about them

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    I really like the look of the second watch, Sowar I think. I'm not sure what you're looking for exactly but all I know is that the West End Watch Co has mostly supplied the middle east and India and notably supplied watches to the British in WW1 (in India I think). I've seen a lot vintage West End Watch pieces on eBay selling cheaply but yours appear to be in far better condition. My great grandfather was in the army in India in the very early 1900s and has passed down a West End Watch pocket-watch, hence my interest.
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    I like the designs of some of the old West End watches. But don't spend too much on them. They are not expensive watches and they should have a service before regular wear.

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    Re: What are your thoughts on Vintage West End

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeken View Post
    I really like the look of the second watch, Sowar I think. I'm not sure what you're looking for exactly but all I know is that the West End Watch Co has mostly supplied the middle east and India and notably supplied watches to the British in WW1 (in India I think). I've seen a lot vintage West End Watch pieces on eBay selling cheaply but yours appear to be in far better condition. My great grandfather was in the army in India in the very early 1900s and has passed down a West End Watch pocket-watch, hence my interest.
    Yes you're right. I found them here in middle east. These are unworn watches. Very much affordable I think. The red one is Automatic and the other two are manual winding. Less than $250 for immaculate condition is a fair deal.

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    Bracelets look to be cheaply made especially the first one. The last two are attractive for the dial and hands. The first two cases are ok but the last case is kinda odd. Is the age 20 years plus? Probably all long overdue for service.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Vintage West End

    Just bought one recently from a local flea market. Mine more a franked, dial says 21 jewels but on the rotor is printed '17J'. I will take a closer look when I can find the time. It does keep good time though. There is some agricultural feel to the bracelet but after a few hours wearing it I do find that I quite like it despite the lack of precision manufacturing. Its kinda small, with 35 mm case and 41 mm lug to lug. Lume is tritium tho I think with the T markings bottom of dial.

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