Please help me identifying this pocket watch

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by Ola G, May 22, 2020 at 3:40 PM.

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  1. Ola G

    Ola G New Member

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    Hi,

    I inherited this beautiful pocket watch from my great grandfather. I know it’s Swiss made but unsure of the maker as there are no text with a brand name. I’m aware many watches from this period does not have a marker however the watch has many similarities to a Modavo. The watch has two squirrel stamps so I believe it’s 14k gold.
    On the inner top case it has serial nr 17846. Below is a makers mark which display a hand holding a watch (I seen the same mark on Modavo watches.) below this mark is the nr 096.

    on the inside of the back case are the two same squirrels stamped and the “hand holding watch” stamp. Under this is nr 691096. There is also some signatures I can’t read.

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    Ola G New Member

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    This picture display the “watch in hand” mark better

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    Dr. Jon Moderator
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    Your watch is a Movado in a 14k gold hallmarked case. They were making their own watches then and this is a good one.

    It is a hunter case. When you close it be sure to press in the button as you close it. This prevents wear on the latch.
     
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    Ola G New Member

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    Thanks for the information, greatly appreciated! Do you know approximately what time period it is from and why it does not have the Movado branded name written on the watch, I have seen other hunter case watches with the Movado name on it.
     
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    My age guess is 1900 plus or minus 15 years. They did not become Movado until 1906. They were Ditisheim before then. One member of this family was paul Ditisheim who was went off on his own and worked with the Solvil company.

    The shape of the movement especially the part with three lobes is their signature.

    Movado is Esperanto for in motion.

    It may have been sold as a private label who either did not put their name on it or put it in the dial and it came off.
     

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