Looking for info: Coleman E. Adler

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  1. Mike Watson

    Mike Watson New Member

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    New guy here. I got this working pocket watch in an auction lot. The markings say “Coleman E Adler” “New Orleans”. I'm thinking that it's probably a private label with a swiss movement (?). The case is a Star Case Co. I don't know what "Emperor Quality" means.

    Does anyone know anything about these watches?

    The movement serial is 1232106
    The case is 1129113

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  2. musicguy

    musicguy Moderator
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    Hi and welcome to the NAWCC forum.

    Yes it's a private label and yes it's Swiss

    I am going to move it to to European section for better identification of the Movement.



    Rob
     
  3. Dave Coatsworth

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    Your watch movement was made for Coleman Adler by the Longines Watch Co. and appears to be their 12-size calibre 18/80 Z.Z. It was probably originally (circa 1910-1915) in a hunting case (watch with a covered face). The original case either wore out, got damaged or was melted for the gold value and the movement was placed in this later open-face case.

    Coleman Adler sold some fine watches which were made for them by various watch companies, including this gold Waltham from around 1920.
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    #5 musicguy, Nov 30, 2019
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    Jerry now that you mention it I have a Longines Watch Co 18/80 ZZ but since I don't really collect
    too many European watches I didn't think about it(or would have thought of it). Mine was identified for me by eri231(enrico)
    Mine is also an American PL. And Mike's above also has very similar hands as mine.
    His also has a micro regulator which mine does not.

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    Rob
     
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  6. Mike Watson

    Mike Watson New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the info. Is there any value in this watch? Would it be worth it financially to have it restored? It works now, but it probably needs looked at.
     
  7. Dave Coatsworth

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    The forum rules prevent us from discussing values here in the educational forums, but if you go to the bottom of the main page, there is an area where you can ask about values. I would encourage you to ask your question there.
     
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