Marty I declare you a genius it just did not dawn on me to look the other way round and an eye check is called for. Brilliant thank you, "oh dear" I cant give you 5 stars I have to spread some more around first. Too soon after the last one.
5 Gold stars anyway in my book. Thank You Neil
My knowledge on Verge movement is fleeting but this one has had me all over the place in particular trying to find some details on the maker and location.
The movement is around 36/37mm in diameter, approx 12mm in depth and has a number of engravings:
Makers name is a Carpentrab (french...
I should have put this bottom plate photo with the Omega Regina movement. When I firs saw this I wondered where is the set lever / spring?
eri231's patent drawing seems to offer an answer it looks like these are behind the bottom plate, I hope this makes sense.
Shiner what follows is a copy of...
Lovely watch do you have a full picture of the bottom plate if so you could show please? thanks.
Also here is a photo of a similar Regina movement this time marked Omega, this does not have your regulator.
Regina Watch Co SA was owned by Louis Maier and was first registered in June...
Please excuse me a little but I am very superstitious and I noticed that I have 66 posts, a number that I dread, now 67 thank goodness.
These initials which I think are FJ are on the bottom plate of a fairly straightforward movment which has nothing engraved on it.
Does anyone recognise these...
Guys thanks you again your comments gave me a kick to search on Kay's which turned up some really interesting information.
As you will see from a brief history of the company it appears it was formed by W. Kilbourne Kay (WKK) and started as a watch and clockmaking company in 1794.
Most of the hallmarks on this pocket watch, Silver, City and Date Mark are pretty straightforward but the one on the bottom
I just cannot find a reference anywhere.
This is WKK with each letter individually in a sheild.
The dial reads KAY's "PERFECTION" LEVER and in the centre ENGLISH MADE...
Marty funnily enough my "sleep on it" has me agreeing with you that it could be the young boy. Smiling Happy and "Freckled" at least that is my guess. The young lad has blond hair so it could
well be him.
You are correct but I have now searched the Commenwealth War Graves Commission site which is relatively easy. A bonus is you can search by Forename(s) only, plus the war and country where
commemoration is likely including the UK. The only area I haven't searched are Middle East...
What a fantastic idea, to try and reunite this watch with the family if any are traceable, dont give up.
I bought an old Diary/Journal last year which was started in 1911 and ended in 1915. It took a bit of digging, luck and perseverence but I did manage to finally reunite the Journal with a...
Thank you for the additional detail on Huguenin Freres very interesting.
I have managed to find out a bit more about Brevet DEM. the DEM is for "Demande" so that Brevet DEM means the same as Patent Pending.
Enjoy your weekends and thanks to all for the help.
Squite your suggestion prompted a thought so instead of just searching for the initials I went through Mikrolisks "H" list and came across the answer to the first puzzle.
This is Huguenin Freres, Gehause, Shmuck (Housing, Jewellery), Le Locle, Switzerland. Registered 1905 now just need to...
Squite your right it is pretty close and it's possible I suppose that HF may have become part of Ebauches SA and changed their lettering when they adopted the ESA Shield. I'll dig a bit further.
These hallmarks are from a silver Trench Watch and there are 2 marks which I have so far not been able to ID. Can anyone help please.
So far I have the R&S (Rotheram & Sons), London Import Mark and Date Mark 1915.
What intrigues me is why there should be 2 further hallmarks which I am...
Maybe not be strictly relevant but this is a wee tale about the most expensive watch I ever wore and did not know.
My elder brother insisted in giving me a Rolex Submariner which he had been given during the Falklands war, it was broken so
had to be replaced. When he got back to the UK he had...
Boring (sorry) but I could not sleep and logged into the NAWCC forums to see if anyone had been able to identify this
Omega movement, not yet.
Looking through other posts I took a look at guychampeau's question on "omega trench watch?? issue".
Amongst the replies was one from Roland Ranftt...