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I picked up a little watch off eBay the other week but cannot find any information about it so thought I would try here.

It is approximately 34mm diameter with 18mm lugs. The seconds sub dial is slightly recessed into the main dial. The case back is marked in French as stainless steel but the rest of the case appears to be chrome plated brass.

Here are a couple of photos from the sales listing but please say if any others would help. I would like to know an approximate year if possible as well as some info on the maker if anyone can help.

Thanks!


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If I am not totally mistaken, which is occasionally the case, the movement should be an ETA 960 from the 1940s/1950s

bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: ETA 960

cant read the word before 'Swiss' and above '15 jewels'. There is a 'Burma' brand name, by West End Watch Co. / Droz, Amstutz & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, but I doubt it has something to do with this one.
 

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Thanks for the help. Reading it it is like Beka but the B is stylised, more like a ß I can get the macro lens out when I get back from work this evening.

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I took a closer photo (my wife was using the tripod so not a proper macro unfortunately) and it looks like the movement reads Eska which makes more sense.


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Hi there,

...the movement reads Eska which makes more sense.
And the font is typical for the Eska brand. Eska is the German pronunciation of S.K., the initials of Sylvan Kocher from the Sylvan Kocher & Cie SA in Grenchen, Selzach, and Baltimore. As the brand Burma is not related to Eska, it might be a mariage. But Eska is well known as supplier of private-label watches, and therefore could also be the maker of this watch.

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