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Once again I stumbled uppon a weird watch. Of course I couldn't resist and bought it. It's a very small (see comparison with my GP and Mrs DJ), and it is automatic (I didn't knew they made so small movements) doesn't have anything on the back.
Anyone knows anything about this brand?
 

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Hya all

Once again I stumbled uppon a weird watch. Of course I couldn't resist and bought it. It's a very small (see comparison with my GP and Mrs DJ), and it is automatic (I didn't knew they made so small movements) doesn't have anything on the back.
Anyone knows anything about this brand?

This post made me smile.

On the off chance you did not know, that is a women's fassion watch. Circa late 80's it looks like. Just a fassion brand that probably doesn't exsist anymore. no pedigree.

The style with the thin band comes out of the 1920's cocktail watches women wore
 

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My guess: Ladies watch of the 1940s/1950s. The Incabloc shock protection was produced from 1933 on. So it was kind of a quality seal to print Incabloc on the dials those days. „Elite“ was a often used name those times, see Mikrolisk. Could be Swiss, could be German (Pforzheim), could be a New Yorker wholesaler.

Moved this thread to the more suitable forum.
 

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Hya all

Once again I stumbled uppon a weird watch. Of course I couldn't resist and bought it. It's a very small (see comparison with my GP and Mrs DJ), and it is automatic (I didn't knew they made so small movements) doesn't have anything on the back.
Anyone knows anything about this brand?

This post made me smile.

On the off chance you did not know, that is a women's fassion watch. Circa late 80's it looks like. Just a fassion brand that probably doesn't exsist anymore. no pedigree.

The style with the thin band comes out of the 1920's cocktail watches women wore
I know its a ladies watch..
It doesn't look to me it is from the 80s and certainly not a fashion watch because of the mechanical movement.
The guy at the shop claimed that it is more than 50 yo.
I will head to my watchmaker to open it and see if he has any more info on the movement
 

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My guess: Ladies watch of the 1940s/1950s. The Incabloc shock protection was produced from 1933 on. So it was kind of a quality seal to print Incabloc on the dials those days. „Elite“ was a often used name those times, see Mikrolisk. Could be Swiss, could be German (Pforzheim), could be a New Yorker wholesaler.

Moved this thread to the more suitable forum.
Thanks for your input.. As always you helped me to look at the right direction.
 

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Are you quite sure it's automatic? That watch appears to be less than 10mm in diameter and I have never heard of an automatic nearly that small. If so, I'd certainly like to see the movement, but I suspect that it is a manual-winding mechanical movement.
 

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I had a watch by that brand and it was indeed hand winding. I never figured out how old it was, but based on the age of the rest of the watches that were in the lot I bought at auction, I always figured it was from the 50's.
 

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Looking a the overall style of the watch, including the bark embossed bracelet, my guess would be that its from the 1970s? The movement will tell us more....
 

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I agree a 70's80's ladies hand wind watch that would have been one of the many names that came and went. Most likely a sub name of another company. It will not be automatic as was mentioned before. Another reason for this thinking without seeing the movement is that they mention the shock protection which would have more or less been common at this time but an auto that small.....that would have been mentioned on the dial.

This would have been one of the watches churned out during the "Quartz Crisis" when mechanical movement makers were fighting to survive.
 

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Hya all

Once again I stumbled uppon a weird watch. Of course I couldn't resist and bought it. It's a very small (see comparison with my GP and Mrs DJ), and it is automatic (I didn't knew they made so small movements) doesn't have anything on the back.
Anyone knows anything about this brand?

This post made me smile.

On the off chance you did not know, that is a women's fassion watch. Circa late 80's it looks like. Just a fassion brand that probably doesn't exsist anymore. no pedigree.

The style with the thin band comes out of the 1920's cocktail watches women wore
I know its a ladies watch..
It doesn't look to me it is from the 80s and certainly not a fashion watch because of the mechanical movement.
The guy at the shop claimed that it is more than 50 yo.
I will head to my watchmaker to open it and see if he has any more info on the movement
It's the bark link integrated band that give it away as post 1960's. I could be wrong, but that didn't become popular till mid 70's

Fassion watches of the 70's and 80's would have mechanical as well as quartz movements. Just like today. Also the quartz crisis lead to large supplies of mechanical movements for dirt cheap as shops closed doors and had to unload inventory.
 
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It's the bark link integrated band that give it away as post 1960's. I could be wrong, but that didn't become popular till mid 70's
Well, my mother had one in the early 1960s on a gold Roamer ladies' watch. It is now in my possession - one reason being that it was on her wrist when I was born.

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This is one of my dad's daily work watches that he has owned for the past decade. It is a Zenith Elite Grande Classe Dual Time Reserve De Marche and its a pretty rare Zenith. Looking for the exact model name was already a pain in the arse.

It features a dual time complication which you can see in the middle of the dial. At 9 o'clock there is a subdial with a running seconds hand. Opposite to that at the 3 o'clock hand you can find the power reserve complication on which you'll probably notice that it has a power reserve of 50 hours.

Personally I think this is a beautiful dresswatch that is never over- nor understated.
 

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It features a dual time complication which you can see in the middle of the dial. At 9 o'clock there is a subdial with a running seconds hand. Opposite to that at the 3 o'clock hand you can find the power reserve complication on which you'll probably notice that it has a power reserve of 50 hours.

Personally I think this is a beautiful dresswatch that is never over- nor understated.

Great watch. I travel a lot and looking for a dual time or GMT. I'll try and hunt one of these down.
 

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It features a dual time complication which you can see in the middle of the dial. At 9 o'clock there is a subdial with a running seconds hand. Opposite to that at the 3 o'clock hand you can find the power reserve complication on which you'll probably notice that it has a power reserve of 50 hours.

Personally I think this is a beautiful dresswatch that is never over- nor understated.

Great watch. I travel a lot and looking for a dual time or GMT. I'll try and hunt one of these down.

I am not sure whether you are aware of it but the watch being discussed in this thread is really the ladies' "Elite" watch - the GP GMT and the Rolex are just props! Please try to stick to the topic at hand. If you wish to discuss the other watches, please start a new thread and link to this one. Many thanks.

Hartmut Richter
 
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