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Recently I was given this watch, which I believe was my great-grandfather's. I'm a complete layman as far as it comes to watches, vintage or not, so bear with me. Some pictures (those are thumbnails by the way, click for the full sized image):








Inside it reads cal 522 (which is the clock's movement type, as far as I could gather), and what I think is the serial number on the inside of the backplate is 1274118.
Any info would be appreciated, such as approximate date of production and value (though in all honesty I don't plan on selling it, it's family heirloom).

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A nice looking watch |>

Did you search advanced Rafft allready?

This is what I've found on his great site:

Cortebert 522

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
17.5''' (16.5...17.75), Dm= 39.2mm
H= 3.7mm (4mm with winding gear)
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 32h

Remarks
open face calibre
Breguet hairspring
just minor differences between 516, 516B, 518, 522

Example, year: signature; shock device
ca. 1930: - 641002

wfg, Frans
 

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A nice looking watch |>

Did you search advanced Rafft allready?

This is what I've found on his great site:

Cortebert 522

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
17.5''' (16.5...17.75), Dm= 39.2mm
H= 3.7mm (4mm with winding gear)
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 32h

Remarks
open face calibre
Breguet hairspring
just minor differences between 516, 516B, 518, 522

Example, year: signature; shock device
ca. 1930: - 641002

wfg, Frans
As a matter of fact I did see that website already. But since the technical aspects of the watch are very near meaningless to me, I didn't pay much attention to it.
Also, I suppose it sheds some light as far as around what time it might have been made (1930's?), I would just like some confirmation on that through serial number tracing, or something along those lines.

Thanks for your help! It is nice looking indeed, I love it.
 
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