My Grandfather's Watch

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    My Grandfather's Watch

    I just posted this in "show us your watch" post but thought I might get more input here.
    This was my Grandfather's watch he gave me before he passed away. Still keeps perfect time and will start up with just a slight movement of the watch. I have always loved this watch but won't wear it because it needs to be serviced. Took it to a local WM and he wouldn't work on it because he said there were no parts available. (I'm not sure those are words of a real watch maker) Any history information on this 14k Admiral would be very much appreciated.
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    Rod in Va.
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    Last edited by Birddogone; August 18th, 2010 at 15:47. Reason: Description

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    Re: My Grandfather's Watch

    Beautiful piece.
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    Re: My Grandfather's Watch

    The symbol at 6 usually denotes a doctor's watch, but it's missing the pulsation markings that are typically on the dial like this:




    I can't tell from the pictures for sure but odds say it's a refinished dial. The A in Admiral isn't a Longines font but I'd like to see a better quality shot of the face. Regardless, there's either a 34x (even numbered for no date) caliber inside most likely. It's a very nice in-house movement with an efficient winding mechanism but please be aware that the bearings on the hub of the rotor are prone to wear if not lubricated.
    Last edited by ulackfocus; September 11th, 2010 at 01:48.

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