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Post WWII.... Dr. Ranfft's archive may be able to give you some dates based on the movement (I think it is an ETA but it does appear to be signed under the balance wheel). Looks real to me but I'm not a Sea Chief collector...

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Hi thanks for the reply

What makes you think it's post ww2?

I did look on the website and couldn't find any movements that matched the silver colour. Mine is silver with gold writing, whereas the closest matches were gold with silver writing.

I also haven't be able to find a dial with the hourglass at the top which is why I thought it may be a replacement

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Hi thanks for the reply

What makes you think it's post ww2?

I did look on the website and couldn't find any movements that matched the silver colour. Mine is silver with gold writing, whereas the closest matches were gold with silver writing.

I also haven't be able to find a dial with the hourglass at the top which is why I thought it may be a replacement

Rich
Pre-WWII watches rarely had shock protection. Almost all post-WWII do.

Don't worry about movement colors. Those are easily changed and do vary. Look for the shape of the bridges and, most importantly, the layout of the gears. Matching size often cuts down the searching considerably.

FL usually has an hourglass on the dial somewhere... as the 12 index would be abnormal but certainly would not have been added by a re-finisher.
 
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