I have just bought this wristwatch, which I really like. Also, I haven't seen this movement in a cushion case before.
The trademark on the dial 1915 was registered by Ditisheim/Movado c1915 (along with 1914, 1916 and 1917. However, I don't know if the movement dates from that era or...
I have a rather nice pair-cased verge engraved Morris Tobias, London. It also has a stop-lever acting on the crown wheel.
However I'm unsure about the London hallmark...is it 1824 or 1864.
Could anyone assist with this movement please? I thought it may have been a Le Coultre, but on the dial plate there are the initials BL..which could pertain to Luxor, Zenith and others.
Any help appreciated
Don't worry about in any way whatsoever about the apparent deviation from my original post.
It's all a learning process for us...me especially!!...and your first replies were extremely pertinent and
very helpful....so thanks a lot for that! :)
I'm going forward under the assumption...
So....here's something I haven't seen before. It's a pair-cased going-barrel movement. It's a perfect fit...but is it likely a recase...I thought paircased examples were always fusees? It's dated 1889. I forgot what that trademark stamp is too!
Patria watches crop up from time to time...and the association with Brandt and Omega is known.
However, the brand Pataca is much more of an enigma as far as I can tell.
There was a thread opened here by someone way back in 2012 re Pataca, but no-one responded.
So...what I have is a...
I have a Jaeger le Coultre WW2 pocket watch with a 467/2 calibre 15-jewel movement. The mainspring is u/s and wandered if anyone knows if there is a compatible mainspring I could use as a replacement...maybe from a separate calibre?
Thanks in anticipation,
So, here we are with yet another early 1900s ish trench watch. The movement though is a bit of a teaser: it looks very like Minerva but also similar to Leonidas....also suggestive of Brandt/Omega but I don't think it's the latter.
I can't seem to find a match on the Ranfft site.
No I haven't Jim. Also I'm a tad reticent to explore under the dial..even though I've done it many times before. I just thought someone would recognise it on the off-chance.
In the event I may have to do the business since that's where many clues are.....although I'd prefer not to.