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Hello,

I guess this is my first post, I hope to match all the rules and I take the advantage to thanks the
moderators and introduce myself: small collector from France, mostly omega speedmaster (all marks) and
vintage chronographes. In my life I'm a IT person working in Geneva.


I was checking out one watch which is described to be fully massive 18kt gold. The back sure it is but
about the case I'm not sure. I attach a picture of the back of the watch, on one edge I see it's written
"metal" but could be only the ring while the rest of the case is gold?

Additionally, Gander watch must have been one of the small producer before the quartz crisis since I couldn't
find almost any information about. Maybe someone knows more?

Thank you!
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Could be a company similar to Chronograph Swisse which buys parts from other suppliers and assembles them under a brand name.

Looks to be a hollow lug case design (to cut back on amount of gold used in the case). Worn away in one area of the bottom lug and appears to be an opening into it.

Metal ring is a spacer. Used to fit smaller movements into larger cases

To be 100% sure on the main case. I would get it tested to see karat quality

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I agree about testing the case. Also, there is more value to the watch as a whole than to the gold (notice the large and heavy metal spacer ring), so please don't melt it down. :)
 
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