Abra Watch Swiss made

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  1. 2HoneyBee

    2HoneyBee New Member

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    :confused: I have a heirloom Abra watch and was wondering if anyone knows anything about them. I know the serial # on the watch is 1279291
    It has American Standard 25 Years.
    It is swiss made with semi presious jewel movement (jewels) inside but I do not know anything else about the watch. It was my grandmother's watch, she died before I was born & I am hitting 60. Any information about this watch would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. everydaycats

    everydaycats Registered User
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    The next reply will be that we need a picture, so instead of waiting for the next reply I'll go ahead and ask you to post a picture. Pictures are worth much when helping to identify watches.

    Looking at eBay for Abra watches I see several examples; some rather expensive, but those are heavy gold/platinum. Although no one here will estimate value—it's against the rules—maybe someone can help you identify the watch and then you can easily do your own research.
     
  3. 2HoneyBee

    2HoneyBee New Member

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    Thanks for the info, I'll try to figure out how to put a picture here. By the way, even though we moved to Washington state 5 years ago, we are originally from Ft. Worth. I took a couple of pictures of the watch, but trying to figure out how to put them here after downloading from my camera to this computer may be a little more complicated for me. I did open the casing for the watch and noted it said 16 jewels, 2 adjustments inside. The casing said 19 ct gold filled...so it must not be worth much, other than 'sentimental' value, however, the watch does work.:)
     

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  4. Kate N

    Kate N Registered User

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    Your watch appears to have been made around 1920.
    A 16 jewel watch movement was good quality during that era.
    While it may not be worth a lot to a collector, I know that I wish that I had anything that had been my grandmother's.
    A competent watchmaker could clean and oil the movement so that you could wear it and enjoy it.
    Be aware though, that this watch, like most watches made before the 1950s is not water resistant and does not have "shock protection" to protects the watch from damage due to dropping it or accidentally banging it against something while you wear it--so you have to wear it when you're not planning to do dishes, gardening, etc.
    Enjoy it!

    Kate
     
  5. 2HoneyBee

    2HoneyBee New Member

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    I think I will have a friend that makes jewelry put it on a chain/with some beads so it can be worn as a locket.
     

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