looking for info on Centaur wrist watch and movement

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  1. Peter Canna

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    #1 Peter Canna, Jan 5, 2020
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    I have a Centaur watch with a stamp on the case. I assume it's the case maker, not a gold mark. I also can't figure info on the movement maker. I haven't had much luck in getting any details. I'll include pictures but it was difficult to get details to show. The watch is in surprisingly good condition and appears to runs great.

    Based on the style, I'm guessing it's a 60's or 70's watch. I doubt it has much value but iI think t's a neat vintage piece.

    The stamp on the case is very small and even wtih my best magnifier it was difficult to read. I believe it says "E O" with 3 dots on the top and bottom. The stamp is between the lugs above the 12.

    The movement is stamp with what I believe is F E and 140 off to the left.

    Again, I'm just curious about the watch, quality, history, etc.

    Thanks for any info!

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  2. Kevin W.

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    Hi Peter, i think your estimate age is about right. I dont have much knowledge of wrist watches. Could this movement be made by Felsa. FE 140-1C
     
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    Not a Felsa. Not Swiss. You didn't even read the page you linked to.

    "The FE 140-1C is the France Ebauches caliber FE 140-C"
     
  4. Peter Canna

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    Thanks to both of you for the info. I now have another website to reference .
     
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  5. Kevin W.

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    Thanks for your remarks Rough barked, i thought i did something good.
     
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    Yes you did. You simply made an incorrect assumption about what FE stood for. is all. Hope I did good by pointing it out.
     
  7. Jeff Hess

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    not much to add "gentlemen" (and please keep it civil!), but I noodled around on the net a bit and the name "Centaur" seems to have been used for over 130 years. Some cool old "trench watch type" watches surfaced in my search and some ladies old "Braclet-style" versions as well. Apparently according to Mikrolist the name has been registered with Switzerland several times and also US and Germany. The last listing was in the 1980's in hong Kong. Interesting low-end but cool watch!

    Good luck!
     
  8. Peter Canna

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    Thanks I assumed it was one company not a number using the same. Thanks.

    Not to push my luck but is there any significance to the stamp on the case?
     
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    If you mean the stamp bewteenthe lugs.. I cannot read it. Could be a "micron plaque" kind of thing or could be a manufactuers stamp. A macro photo "might help"
     
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    does this help?

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