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Hey guys
This is what I found for the last month on the flea markets of Copenhagen, Barcelona and Sofia
All of them costed about 55 euro (61 dolars) in total
All in working condition exept the Bucherer that needs a new crown
Will love to hear your opininion

This Alprosa (Enicar) from the 50s
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This big french Fleuron from the 50s
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This Bucherer with missing krown
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This ellypse Certina from 1970
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This swiss made Esperanto from the 70s
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This Facit titanuim solar
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This Ruhla that I traced back to a Bulgarian comunist party leader
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And the Molnia - my first pocket watch (cause every gent needs one)
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Not sure what makes you think the Alprosa is from the 1930s... Not one part of that design is consistent with the 1930s. It screams early to mid 1950s.

All in all, nice finds. I really like that Fleuron.
 
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Mkws thank you. I found a very similar model online and the seller described it as 30s model
That's my only clue, i'm definitely not a specialist

Would you share a little bit more about the design characteristics? Will be awesome to learn a bit
 

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Mkws thank you. I found a very similar model online and the seller described it as 30s model
That's my only clue, i'm definitely not a specialist

Would you share a little bit more about the design characteristics? Will be awesome to learn a bit
That style of hands and hour markers is hardly ever found on even 1940s pieces. The Incabloc shock device was invented in the 1930s, but wasn't widespread until the late 1940s, and only the early 1950s saw it used on a really large scale. Mentioning the fact of having Incabloc and a waterproof case became a thing by the end of the 1940s, and became common by the early 1950s. Then there's the overall heft of the outlines of key features, which would have been inconsistent with the 1940s, and just wasn't a thing in the 1930s.

Though basically, by observing lots of pieces from various decades you can see certain patterns and common features in the design language. The best way to call it is sort of a vibe of the decade being reflected by the design.
 
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Would you mind sharing where in Barcelona you searched successfully? I go there to see family twice a year and would very much love to lose myself scrounging around. Going next this coming Christmas....
 

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mkws thank you. That was awesome to read

Would you mind sharing where in Barcelona you searched successfully? I go there to see family twice a year and would very much love to lose myself scrounging around. Going next this coming Christmas....
The Fleuron and the Esperanto I dug on the gothic market not far from Sagrada Familia. It was really nice place
Tho my guide proposed to visit a really big one called Del Encants, but didn't have the time
Have a nice trip
 

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mkws thank you. That was awesome to read

Would you mind sharing where in Barcelona you searched successfully? I go there to see family twice a year and would very much love to lose myself scrounging around. Going next this coming Christmas....
The Fleuron and the Esperanto I dug on the gothic market not far from Sagrada Familia. It was really nice place
Tho my guide proposed to visit a really big one called Del Encants, but didn't have the time
Have a nice trip
That’s so helpful! Many thanks for sharing. Already planning an escape from family festivities to see what turns up 🙂
 

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Hello guys,
This is what I found in November through Sofia's flee markets
All of them cost me about 45 euro (50 dolars) mainly because of the Zenith that took some bargain

Again will love to hear your opinion

This vintage Zenith tank watch from the 70s
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This obscure Utilitas ring watch
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This mint Swatch Lucky Shadow from the 90s
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The case on the Zenith shows some heavy brassing, but it's still a nice watch. Would guess it to have the cal. 30.5, which is basically the Omega 625 (hell knows if it was a joint venture, or have they just been buying it from Omega).
 
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The case on the Zenith shows some heavy brassing, but it's still a nice watch. Would guess it to have the cal. 30.5, which is basically the Omega 625 (hell knows if it was a joint venture, or have they just been buying it from Omega).
It has seen better days but still keeps perfect time

You have a great eye
At least to me they look the same
Thank you :)

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