We can help you if you will post a picture of the movement, so we can see what company made it. It may be European and we can tell you that also with a good picture of the movement. You posted in the Illinois Private Label section and depending on what you have can move your inquiry to the correct area.
I agree with Jim, from the plate layout, hairspring stud and other features, it appears to be a Longines, but knowing the size and the serial number on the movement (not the number on the case) would help.
Thanks guys. Ive been over this watch with a 10x loupe and i can only find the word "SWISS" on the back of movemet. Where else should i look for the SN? Should i remove the 2 screws holding the movement and look somewhere else?
Thanks for all your help.
The movements in Rolex pocket watches and early wrist watches were not made by them but were bought in from other manufacturers such as Aegler and Beguelin amongst others. Rolex finished them to their specifications; they didn't start making their own movements until after their first wrist watches were introduced. If the maker can be identified then the serial number may be useful, (as it would be for Longines for instance), but by itself it has no meaning.
Hi Jim, yes i moved the regulator from middle position to the slow position in my search for a name.
SERIAL NUMBER FOUND - Yes, gents it appears i do need a new loupe! The SN is right where you said and i hope it sheads light on its identification.
SN is 509086 and ive attached a photo of it. Ive also attached a number on the case which is not the case SN but another number.