Help identifying ladies's Welsbro cuff watch

dmg1969

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Hi all. I just joined to get some help identifying a few watches from my Mom and Dad's estate. Mom died back in 2016 and Dad just passed from COVID back in January. I think Dad was actually a member here to identify some family heirloom clocks. My brother is trying to identify Dad's watches and I am indentifying Mom's. I am going to post some of the ones I cannot easily find online here. The first is a ladies' Welsbro 17 Jewels cuff wristwatch. I am posting a few photos. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.

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dmg1969

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Hi all. I just joined to get some help identifying a few watches from my Mom and Dad's estate. Mom died back in 2016 and Dad just passed from COVID back in January. I think Dad was actually a member here to identify some family heirloom clocks. My brother is trying to identify Dad's watches and I am indentifying Mom's. I am going to post some of the ones I cannot easily find online here. The first is a ladies' Welsbro 17 Jewels cuff wristwatch. I am posting a few photos. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.

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So, I did find some more information on this watch today. After carefully removing the back and taking the movement assemly out of the case, I have learned that the case was made by the Major Watch Case Co.I also found the number 305 on the bottom of the face, which I had not noticed before. The movement is stamped Chase Watch Corp. It has VXB, which I know is a U.S. import code for Chase. It also has RS, but I have not yet found that meaning. Can anyone enlighten me? All of this and I still have not narrowed down an age.

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JTD

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It also has RS, but I have not yet found that meaning. Can anyone enlighten me?
RS stands for Retard/Slow (French & English) and you will find under the pointer the letters A/F which stand for Avance/Fast. This is the regulator used to slow down or speed up the watch.

I still have not narrowed down an age.
roughbarked's link gave you an approximate date (1950).

JTD
 

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Thank you both for the information.

Dave
 

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