I don't often stumble upon a private label made by the Lip watch manufacturer located in Besancon, France where Lip was in operation for over a century following its establishment in 1867. Here's one, likely made for the US market (import code = LOE) at the behest of Emil Leichter's watch company who marketed the watch under the "Warren" label. The 17j movement is a signed Lip caliber 393 i.e. 39 mm. build 3, being their version of the 12-size. It's stem wind & pendant set, being Lip's standard configuration since the early 1920s. The case is a J. Boss made by Keystone but co-signed by the Leichter Watch Co. as a "Fifth Avenue" model. To assist with import duties, the uncased French movement was likely brought into the US where it was then plopped into an American case thereby becoming a "watch". Inside the back cover there is a nice clean example of the Leichter logo depicting a sundial with an "EL" on the gnomon. The pendant does have provision for a bow however none came with the watch. I'm hoping someone here can help me understand the purpose of the 2 holes through the snap-on case back. They were obviously created to accomodate either screws or rivets with tapered heads. I'm thinking that: a) a strip of leather or light metal could have been affixed to those fasteners, through which a watch band could then be snaked. This would in effect convert the pocket into a wristie. Perhaps there never was a bow included, for that reason; b) those fasteners could have been used to affix the watch to some object, such as a dashboard of a car or something. This watch was likely produced in the late 1940s or possibly during the '50s ~ heck my first two cars (63 Rambler & 1966 Impala didn't have clocks, although the Chevy blew me away in so far as it sported an AM radio). So folks can anyone shed some light on those mysterious holes in the case back?