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I have a Abercrombie and Fitch "Shipmate" wrist watch probably circa 1950's? It was my fathers.

I have tried to research the maker of this watch and everything seems to point to Heuer. It is a seventeen jewel movement, time only with a sweep seconds hand. It is a small cased watch with a silver face and with Incabloc-Swiss Made on the face. Sorry no pictures. Can't find the camera and wouldn't know how to post anyway. Nothing special on the movement or the back of the case.

Did Heuer actually make watches for Abercrombie? Any history out there? Thanks.
 

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From Wikipedia: "In the early 1950s, Heuer produced watches for the American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. The "Seafarer" and "Auto-Graph" were unique chronographs produced by Heuer to be sold by Abercrombie & Fitch. The "Seafarers" had special dials -- with blue, green and yellow patterns -- that showed the high and low tides."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAG_Heuer

A shipmate made by Heuer:
http://www.farfo.com/menswatches/Page1/abercrombie-fitch-shipmate-heuer-solunar-tide-watch.html

And check this out, which claims the shipmate is believed to be made by Mido:
http://www.tz-uk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=51481
 

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Thanks for the repies folks. I guess it will remain a mystery until the back is removed and checked out by a watchmaker.
 
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