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Good Morning watchaholics, I鈥檝e just purchased this lovely 1926 silver cased gents Trench Type watch but It鈥檚 not dial,case nor movement marked.
Please could someone enlighten me with any possible information about it as it鈥檚 from a private collection and appears to have been for many years.
Runs and winds beautifully and in my opinion resembles a Rolex of that era. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


I鈥檝e added these better pics of movement and inside of case cover. It is 15 jewels
 

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Re: 1926 But help please

harley-dude...hello. If your pictures were a bit sharper...although I reckon that someone will recognize the movement, any information that is engraved on the movement or inside case back really cannot be read...this can be really important!

It looks Swiss to me--of a good quality--perhaps 15 jewels, and in very nice shape for a, say, 1920's watch. The dial is really nice, too. A good-looking watch. Michael.
 

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Re: 1926 But help please

harley-dude...hello. If your pictures were a bit sharper...although I reckon that someone will recognize the movement, any information that is engraved on the movement or inside case back really cannot be read...this can be really important!

It looks Swiss to me--of a good quality--perhaps 15 jewels, and in very nice shape for a, say, 1920's watch. The dial is really nice, too. A good-looking watch. Michael.
Thanks Michael, I鈥檒l add a crisper pic of movement. I only got it yesterday and she鈥檚 kept time well overnight to the minute.

Thanks for comments, Simon
 

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Did you happen to measure the diameter of the movement, in mm or lignes?
 

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British Assay?
It鈥檚 925 and stamped. I know that most movements were imported and cased in UK or indeed movement and case imported together but stamped in England/Scotland before distribution. Jewellers/watch companies simply had their name put on the dials or on the rear of case. Common practice for JW Benson, Janes Weir(Glasgow) etc. That鈥檚 why it鈥檚 a nightmare trying to find out an actual manufacturer of a lot of watches as many like Longines et al quite often didn鈥檛 sign movement anywhere
 
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