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    keby724
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    Default Can you ID this watch?

    Hi everyone- I am trying to ID a watch. It was left to my mother-in-law by her father, and I can't find a brand name or who made it or anything! I will try to post the link to the pics (on Flickr) and hope I get it right! Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give!
    I posted before but now I have better pics, so hopefully this will help those of you who may be able to recognize it...!

    http://static.flickr.com/55/145663164_8848d8a972_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/46/145663163_af0c013f06_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/54/145663162_19e4003bdc_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/54/145663162_19e4003bdc_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/52/145667410_1d0c970304_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/56/145667409_5995388874_o.jpg

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    keby724
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    Default Can you ID this watch? (By: keby724)

    Hi everyone- I am trying to ID a watch. It was left to my mother-in-law by her father, and I can't find a brand name or who made it or anything! I will try to post the link to the pics (on Flickr) and hope I get it right! Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give!
    I posted before but now I have better pics, so hopefully this will help those of you who may be able to recognize it...!

    http://static.flickr.com/55/145663164_8848d8a972_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/46/145663163_af0c013f06_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/54/145663162_19e4003bdc_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/54/145663162_19e4003bdc_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/52/145667410_1d0c970304_o.jpg

    http://static.flickr.com/56/145667409_5995388874_o.jpg

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    Default Can you ID this watch? (By: keby724)

    Hi keby724:

    It appears to be a modest, generic Swiss watch.

    Swiss watch manufacture was made up of a large number of small shops. Many would buy movements in the rough (known as ebauches) from factories who mass-produced them, and finish the movements to the grade (quality) contracted for by the distributor/exporter. The distributor/exporter would probably have specified the name on the movement and/or dial to meet a retailer's requirement. The result is that there are a large number of generic Swiss watches whose origins may never be fully known. Don Dahlberg has written a old ref ::Good Description of the process. Also, Dr. Roland Ranfft has an online description about European watch manufacture and dates, entitled Date and Origin of a Watch.

    Good luck,
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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