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    **** name this movement ****

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    well members I feel I should know what movement this is but can't seem to place it

    what we know small size probably 25mm , swiss made , very early think 1900's / 1920's , sub-six dial french cased ,

    thats about it not a lot to go on probably a version of A. Schild movement at a guess

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    well guess no one else knows either
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    well guess no one else knows either
    There are few references out there to help. The best are for American PWs. With a dial side and a movement side shot, I have books that will let you pin it down quickly. In addition, the lettering in the lower right is impossible for me to read and could be clue. The winding wheel stop is reminiscent of a Zenith, but that is about as far as I can throw it.

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    For such puzzles I usually go to Ranff first off, but it's a big database and it helps to know the year if you don't know the brand.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan R View Post
    There are few references out there to help. The best are for American PWs. With a dial side and a movement side shot, I have books that will let you pin it down quickly. In addition, the lettering in the lower right is impossible for me to read and could be clue. The winding wheel stop is reminiscent of a Zenith, but that is about as far as I can throw it.

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    the lower right is swiss made it has no other marking on the movement apart from the usually ones on the regulating are

    will up load some of case dial in a bit
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    For such puzzles I usually go to Ranff first off, but it's a big database and it helps to know the year if you don't know the brand.
    thats the rub unsigned no ref , no makers mark just swiss made it's early not sure as early as first thought but still before 1920's at a guess not even knowing maker is making it difficult to search

    would guess the info is on the dial of the movement
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    so as I said think french case no markings except on the back possible military with the 24hr dial fix lugs and leather combat strap

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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    so as I said think french case no markings except on the back possible military with the 24hr dial fix lugs and leather combat strap

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    The scroll work along the edges is lovely. Something about the lettering and case make me think late 20's early 30's, but only a guess. t's a fun puzzle.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    The scroll work along the edges is lovely. Something about the lettering and case make me think late 20's early 30's, but only a guess. t's a fun puzzle.
    it reminds me of a cal 13 a.schild ...

    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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