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Help Identifying a Vintage Swiss Watch

orlando_the_tech

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Sep 3, 2009
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Hi,
I do some part time work for charity, and the shop has just had what appears to be a vintage swiss watch handed in, but it does not have any obvious makers name on it. The more we know the better the chance of getting it's real value so any help you can give is apreciated

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The dial cover is yellow (with age?) , and is not flat but bulges out in a sort of dome shape

The rear is engraved M.N (the owners initials ?), and also has what looks like a serial number, 863694

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inside the rear case it says "Swiss Made", "Modele Protoge" (in a cartouche), "Staybrite"

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on the moverment it is inscribed "15 Jewels", "5/390", and one of the cogs has 2 pairs of wings engraved on it

Any idea of a maker or date would be apreciated, along with a (rough idea of value if you're allowed to give it)

cheers
 

jimH

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Apr 3, 2009
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This watch probably dates to the 1930s. The term "Staybrite" refers to the use of a version of stainless steel for the back of the watch.

The pairs of wings on the ratchet wheel could indicate a relation to the Rotary Watch Co. Perhaps this was one of their products.

This watch has no great value (less if it doesn't work). The market for these small women's watches is rather soft.
 

orlando_the_tech

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Sep 3, 2009
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Ah well, thanks for the info

but better to ask than find we've 'given' away something worth a lot!
 

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