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Hello Vintage Brethren !! My first visit to your forum , looking for some insight on a few pieces that I found cleaning out my M-I-Ls home about 10 years ago ,that were just in the way ..
believe it or not these 4 all wind and run (there are a few more that dont one of those is a very interesting looking INGRAHM WRIST-FIT ? ) I'm not looking for valuations as thats against Forum policy BUT am seeking "opinions" if I should explore restoring any of these pieces ... keeping in mind NO sentimental value
THANKS!!
Neal
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Movements usually makes a gread part of the value of a vintage watch in this condition. The Longines I really like and this is probably the best candidate for restoring without burning money. Lovely steel case. Both Bulova looks interesting, only the case of the Lorsa will race problems. Gotham - I have no idea what's inside this swiss brand - is the pin for the second still there ?

Please be so kind and take pictures of the movements

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Can you tell the size of the watches? Back in their days men's watches were around 30 mm long and 25 mm across.


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Gotham was a mid-quality brand of Ollendorff a US importer of Swiss watches based in New York. Doesn't look to be in the best condition cosmetically.

Lorna is possibly a sub-brand of Bulova Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index and likely to be mid-quality.

The Longines has great lugs and will have a decent movement. IMHO, the one most likely to be a candidate for restoration.
 
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Longines 25mm Movement : Longines Watch Co. Swiss Seventeen 17 Jewels 10L LXW Uandjusted
Caseback : Cased and Timed in USA by Longines 10K Gold Filled 9182036

Gotham 23mm Movement : Gotham Watch Co Inc 17 Seventeen Jewels ULLK 1X9
Caseback: STELLAR 10K RGP on Sterling 4813062
Bulova 24mm Movement : 13AF 17J Unadjusted Bulova Watch Co SWISS
Caseback : DURO Stainless base Metal
 

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The Longines - fantastic case/lugs and Bulova - I never saw that dial and it looks original, should surely be saved

Your pics are so bad I can not read serial nos??

For Longines I need the number on the movement!
For Bulova look for a shape like a triangle or a star or something on top plate.




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The Longines - fantastic case/lugs and Bulova - I never saw that dial and it looks original, should surely be saved

Your pics are so bad I can not read serial nos??

For Longines I need the number on the movement!
For Bulova look for a shape like a triangle or a star or something on top plate.




Adam

Sorry about the poor cell pics ..

Longines movement number : 6389250 10L (in a box) and LXW near the adjustment mechanism
Bulova movement number : 718912 and there is a triangle right alongside the Seventeen

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The Longines - fantastic case/lugs and Bulova - I never saw that dial and it looks original, should surely be saved

Your pics are so bad I can not read serial nos??

For Longines I need the number on the movement!
For Bulova look for a shape like a triangle or a star or something on top plate.




Adam

Sorry about the poor cell pics ..

Longines movement number : 6389250 10L (in a box) and LXW near the adjustment mechanism
Bulova movement number : 718912 and there is a triangle right alongside the Seventeen

Thoughts?
OK
Longines Started 6 million in July 1940 and reached 7 million in June 1945.
So 5 years at approx 200,000/year
Dates yours 1941 or 1942.

Bulova.
Triangle.
They used use three times
1926, 1935 and 1945.
So we must go on the style.
I do not think as early as 1926, its possible, but I do not think so , and I do not think as late as 1945.
So my opinion that watch is 1935

I hope that helps
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Well after much deliberation , thinking about getting "upside-down" on restoration of a piece I will never wear , probably going to put them up for sale ...and since i cant make heads or tails about the values ,They're going to be listed on the forum rather than E-Bay ,because I would rather have a member have them rather than a "stranger" ..
Once Again , I thank you all for your assistance and advice , and please don't hesitate to contact me with any suggestions you might have
Neal
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