Thank you for your information, much appreciated!Hi there,
"Warranted Aluminium" is no joke. The watch was likely made around 1890, and aluminium was pretty expensive back then. The movement (Montilier Watch Co.) is not actually exciting, but some collectors out there may focus on rare cases.
Regards, Roland Ranfft
Thanks for the information. Do you know anyone in Australia - Perth who can restore this watch?An interesting piece. Aluminum has been used in casing off and on over the years. A friend even found an Omega wristwatch made from it. But it is fairly rare.
You will need someone to give you an estimate to determine the cost of getting this watch running. Pics are insufficient. Generally buying watches, paying someone else to repair them, and then selling them is a good way to make a small fortune -- from a large fortune
Lets stay realistic: The only detail representing any collectors value is the aluminium case. The rest was formerly a very pedestrian cylinder movement, and is today just trash. And for me it is hard to believe that a collector having chosen case materials as collecting theme would even pay the shipping charge.Do you know anyone in Australia - Perth who can restore this watch?
Now, that is one hell of a watch. Sorry though, no clue what it is :/Hi,
I am trying to identify a pocket watch and the movement looks similar to the one owned by Whatodo. Does anyone no if this movement is also from the (Montilier Watch Co.)? My case has the words 'Aluminuim Gold' wrapped round a crown, has anyone any iinformation on
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Thanks, xmas present from my daughter, I have no key and no glass, plus minute hand is broken. She must think i need a project! I would like to get it working and thought identification would be the best place to start. Now i'm stuck!Now, that is one hell of a watch. Sorry though, no clue what it is :/