Please Help Dating Watch

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  1. mac2017

    mac2017 Registered User

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    I'm BRAND new to collecting watches and like to share my FIRST purchase. I received from India fully serviced and professionally cleaned but he gave me a vague date from 1910-1930 i don't think its quite from 1910 maybe 20? I found a V mark inside with what appears to be dates or a bunch of random numbers. It has a nickel finish and i know the glass isnt correct fit but other then that it runs PERFECT and keeps exact time. Id like to know what movement type too plz. Any help be great. 315014.jpg 315025.jpg 315026.jpg 315027.jpg 315028.jpg 315029.jpg
     
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  2. richiec

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    With those strap holders, it could be from the mid-teens. If the watch was fully serviced, how come the regulator is at the fully slow mark on the regulator? According to other threads on this board, the West End Watch Co was based in Bombay from 1890. The company imported Swiss movements and cased them. That appears to be a fairly low end movement of 7 jewels.
     
  3. MINI

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    Most of those watches sold out of India are sub-standard. Best of luck....
     
  4. MINI

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    Many of those watches sold out of India are sub-standard crap. Best of luck with this one....
     
  5. Kevin W.

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    Professionally cleaned, serviced, regulator is all the way to the f, and i agree with what said about what comes out of India.
     
  6. JTD

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    Re: Plz help dating watch

    Welcome to the board.

    Congratulations on your first watch! (But beware, you won't be able to stop at one, clocks and watches are addictive!).

    Whether this watch is of high quality or not, I think is a very nice looking one which I would be happy to wear.

    JTD
     
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  7. JTD

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    Re: Plz help dating watch

    We seem to have two threads on the same watch, one here in 'European Pocket Watches' and one in 'Wrist watches'. It may have started life as a pocket watch but it isn't now.

    Perhaps one of the moderators can merge the two threads together.

    JTD
     
  8. pierre mannaert

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    As JTD says wherever I come,I'm looking for watches,addictive,nice watch :)
    Pierre
     
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    nice watch. congrats.
     
  10. mac2017

    mac2017 Registered User

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    I just bought a nice 1916 Elgin watch !!!
     
  11. mac2017

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    THX ALL for the reply !!!
     
  12. Adam Harris

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    Outstanding but we WANT pictures!!!!!
     
  13. mac2017

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    Hahaha ME TOO lol but i want the real thing! I'm still waiting for watch to arrive via mail !!! As soon as i get it i will put pictures up that day!!! I figured it would of arrived today but it didn't :(
     

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