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Does anyone know anything about Grossex watches? (or "Crossex" - the first letter is stylised to look like a clock-face and is somewhat indeterminate between a "G" and a "C", but I came across a reference to Grossex somewhere)

I have a partially skeletonised hunter-style pocketwatch with the marking :

"Grossex
17 Jewels Incabloc
Swiss Made"


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I don't think it's terribly old, but I can't find any information on Grossex watches. "Incabloc" obviously provides a terminus a quo, but I assume it's from rather later than that. Perhaps from the 1970s or 1980s? Does anyone know anything about this company/watch?

And photos of the movement (the back of the back plate confirms "Grossex"):


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The "1233" on the bridge and and the "RAX" under the balance wheel tell us this is a Ronda 1233: bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Ronda 1233-21

Can't tell if this one is a jeweled lever or a pin lever, but I don't see a lot of superfulous cap jewels, so probably a jeweled lever. It's a small wristwatch-style movement in a larger case, typical for novelty pocketwatches made past the 70's and 80's. The company on the movement has a number of trademarks, but "Grossex" or "Crossex" isn't one of them: Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index
 

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Thanks AbslomRob.

I wonder if this sort of watch is worth having serviced at all.
Does it need serviced.?
If running, just use as is.

Its not going to damage it.
 

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It's running (though it runs a bit fast), so I don't think it needs servicing. I was just speculating about the value of preventive servicing.
I think no issue, it is a pretty modern tough movement.
Wear and enjoy
 
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