Bilodes. With unusual face

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  1. KATHRYN

    KATHRYN New Member

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    I have a silver Blodes hunter with what seems to be an unusual face . Would love to know more.

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  2. Kevin W.

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    I think its a timer. But i could be wrong.
     
  3. Omexa

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    Hi, it has Turkish or Ottoman Empire 1 to 12 Numbers on the Dial. Not Rare 1000's made. It is missing the Minute Hand. Regards Ray
     
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    Thanks Ray for that information.
     
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  5. Les harland

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    Bilodes was a name used by Georges Favre Jacot as was Zenith
    The company is now known as Zenith
     
  6. KATHRYN

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    Sorry I was not very clear. I know there are tons of Bilodes, but what interests me is the pink face and what looks like the gold wreathe with black decorations under it. I have looked at picture of a lot of these watches and do not see any like this. The pink might let me think it was a woman’s watch but it is not small like you might expect it to be if it was made for a woman.
     
  7. eri231

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    the image is out of focus but the Orosdi-Back brand is visible, a company that started in Costantinoploi in 1855 and had branches in Europe and the Middle East . I doubt that in the Arab world there were female watches.

    Mavi Boncuk: Orosdi-Back in Constantinople
    regards enrico
     
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    Enrico
    Is Orosdi-Back rare?
    All the Billodes hunter watches made for the Ottoman empire I have seen were sold by K Serkisoff
     
  9. eri231

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    In fact they are rare. most were marketed by K. Serkisoff who from 1889 was the importer of Billodes and then Zenith, a brand to which he had been linked for many years. in 1920 the property is purchased by Chirinian which continues and also exports to the Russian market
    regards enrico
     

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