Help identifying unusual watch

michaelbarth

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Can someone help me identify this unusual watch I purchased at a garage sale in Michigan in the 90's? It has no hands, but instead has 3 windows with dials that turn behind the windows. Watch is powered by a winding mechanical movement. It actually ran for a couple hours today, but it's finicky to keep running.
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Markings on back case read:
12108 DP - 9245
+Pat. Pend +No 19267

Swiss Made - Base Metal Bezel - Stainless Steel Back

Thanks for your help!
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I don't know what this is but I want to know. There was a Swiss company called Hoga Direct Time that made a mechanical digital readout watch in the '60s or '70s. All that I have seen have the name on the dial. The only real tricky part about these watches is that the hours usually jump at the top at the hour change instead of just rotating.
 
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Jump hour watch.
 

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Hi Michael, I reckon the most obvious identifier for your watch is missing. The dial. It also appears the bezel and crystal are also absent which would account for the erratic functionality of your watch due to dust etc entering through the hour/minute/date aperture’s. Looking at your patent numbers I see that a watch company logged a patent in 1969 (19267) ’Agon’ chromatic watch corp. (Agon Uhrenfabrik /Robert Triebold AG) These watches were usually run by EB 8800 movements. Perhaps a look inside the case would reveal more.
 

michaelbarth

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Hi Michael, I reckon the most obvious identifier for your watch is missing. The dial. It also appears the bezel and crystal are also absent which would account for the erratic functionality of your watch due to dust etc entering through the hour/minute/date aperture’s. Looking at your patent numbers I see that a watch company logged a patent in 1969 (19267) ’Agon’ chromatic watch corp. (Agon Uhrenfabrik /Robert Triebold AG) These watches were usually run by EB 8800 movements. Perhaps a look inside the case would reveal more.
It has no family significance. Is it basically worthless, or would eBay possibly yield something more than $25?
 
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michaelbarth

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I'd like to part with it - it has no family significance. Is it basically worthless, or would eBay possibly yield something more than $25?
I just found the same watch on eBay, with the dial. It is an Endura from the 60's. Not worth much, probably less than $20.
 

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Thanks for your help everyone. This thread can be closed.
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We actually keep all of these threads around for future reference. Our organization is all about education and research. This thread is a good example of how we roll. I certainly learned something....so thanks.
 

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