Could someone identify this watch?

Sorcy

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I recently inherited a watch from my grandfather, and I wanted to identify it if possible.

The watch dial reads

Vantage
Meridian Watch Co.
Swiss Made

It's a 14K Gold watch, with a 22K gold chain (I had them both tested for purity)

The first cover has some markings on the inside:
14k in an oval
A squirrel in a square
The numbers "93511"

The inner plate covering the mechanism has the following printed:
Compensating Balance
A.1. The Meridian swiss made

I've attached some photographs as well. Your assistance is appreciated!
 

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MartyR

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I don't know that maker, Sorcy, but someone else may.

I just wanted to comment on your 22K chain. I have never come across a chain in this caratage, and it would amaze me if it were actually 22K. I would expect the alloy to be too soft to be used as a chain. I have only seen a few chains in as high as 18K, and they all have multi-link design to compensate for the inherent weakness of the alloy.
 

Sorcy

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I thought the chain had a pretty high caratage too, but the guy who analyzed it was willing to pay 22k prices for it.

This is the breakdown according to him, in case you were interested:
Gold: 90%
Silver: 6%
Copper: 2.9%
Zinc: 0.0% [sic]
Karat = 21.8
 

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