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    Default Rotary. wrist watch

    Would anybody be able to shed a light on the Quality and age of a Rotary wrist watch said to be quite old the serial no of the watch on the inside of the back plate is marked SD and then below it is 8006. The case is marked .9.375 with an "r" and a plain "shield" I was trying to find out the model of the watch but could not find any info online and there is no numbers on the movement itself only the name Rotary. Any help would be appreciated. I can forward Photo's if necessary. Fenner

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Wow, this post has been up for two hours and you haven't yet been scorned and mocked for a lack of photos. We really do need a couple of pictures to be able to help the best, please.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: glenhead)

    Sorry about that There is nothing on the back of the watch to photograph.
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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    There may be nothing on the back but if you took it off, we could see the movement.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: JTD)

    The movement will likely be an ETA 1080.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: JTD)

    JTD Thanks for your reply. I had the back off and just took the details I have given but I had an hell of a job to get the Back on, the glass was loose (whether it is designed to be ) I don't know then eventually got it back and noticed as you probably did the "7" pip had come off so I took the back off once again and put the "7"pip back and then another 1/2hr to try and get the back on again so a little reluctant to take it off. However, if you cannot give me any info in the state its in I will once again remove the back. I would not have thought the glass would be loose as most watches by Rotary ( I thought) would be waterproof to a certain depth.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Sorry to hear how difficult it was to remove the back. Roughbarked has given you a lead to the movement, so perhaps you won't need to take it off again. Someone else may have more detailed information.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Hi Fenner,

    The case appears from your description of the marks to be 9 carat gold, and if the "r" is a date letter, that suggests 1972, (if it has London hallmarks), which ties in with the style of it. The crystal certainly shouldn't be loose, even if it isn't claimed to be "water resistant", (cases like this were never "waterproof").

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: gmorse)

    Decided to remove the back again (thinking got it back twice so will get it back again) after all the help you have given I would like to obtain further info from you so enclosed the photo's of the movement and markings. Thanks for all your help.
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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Hi Fenner,

    The case is definitely 9 carat gold, and appears to have UK hallmarks for the London Assay Office, 1972, but no import marks, which I find a little surprising. I don't know who the sponsor's mark of "SD" belongs to. I don't think this is an ETA 1080, but if you can clarify whether there are any symbols or numbers stamped on the bottom plate next to the balance, it will help.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: gmorse)

    Thank you Graham. after looking closely on the bottom plate there is definitely no markings visible. Would there be, apart from gold value any value in the watch being a Rotary even with the dis-colouration of the dial.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Hi Fenner,

    Forum rules preclude any discussion of value, but I think I'm safe in saying that you won't be retiring to the Bahamas with this one. These A. Schild movements were made in their millions and were used by numberless companies under all sorts of names.

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: gmorse)

    Much appreciated Graham thanks for everything might weigh it in. Fenner

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    Default Re: Rotary. wrist watch (By: Fenner)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenner View Post
    Much appreciated Graham thanks for everything might weigh it in. Fenner
    Per gram for old gold at meltown price you did a bit better than $5.
    Not really worth the effort though. Rotary did buy the slightly better than lower standard movements produced by what was already then, Ebauches SA.
    In my mind it still deserves to be worn on a wrist.

    This wasn't the most common movement out there. The parts may be worth something to someone?

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