What is the Bahadua?

Discussion in 'American Pocket Watches' started by Oliver Mundy, Oct 12, 2002.

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  1. Oliver Mundy

    Oliver Mundy Guest

    I imagine that the word BAHADUA on the dial should be read BAHADUR, this being a title of honour in the Urdu (Indian) language applied to royal personages and high officials. In other words, the watch was designed for the British colonial market.

    The images on the ?cuvette? or inner back cover are facsimiles of medals won by the manufacturer at various trade exhibitions. Tracing individual Swiss makers is usually a hopeless task as the movements - including some of good quality - were essentially kits, assembled from parts produced by a large number of small-scale sources.

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