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Hello I am new to this forum and need help with any information anyone can provide on a watch that i received while deployed to iraq last year. the watch is an open face key wind with ancre 15 rubis marked on it. it has a serial number on the inside of the case and on the inside of the dust cover. I had it serviced and it runs very well and keeps excellent time but I would like to know more about it. I am posting pictures in hopes that this will help identify it. thanks in advance
 

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Finger bridges like this are a common 19th century Swiss arrangement. 15 jewels makes it a high grade movement. Unfortunately Swiss watches of this vintage are often pretty generic. Others may know more.
 

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Finger bridges like this are a common 19th century Swiss arrangement. 15 jewels makes it a high grade movement. Unfortunately Swiss watches of this vintage are often pretty generic. Others may know more.
Thanks for the information, really trying to get an stinated date range...
 

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Thanks for the information, really trying to get an stinated date range...
Stinated??

Glad to read that it is running and being used. It looks like late a 19th maybe very early 20th century swiss watch with a key wind key set movement. The inner cover appears inscribed - does it have any useful information? Is the case marked for gold content - .58, .75, rolled gold, etc? Does it have a case maker name?

Swiss watch companies made unbranded watches for jewelers to rename as their house brand.

I have read that the Ancre description on a movement refers to the movement being a swiss lever design. I'm not sure I completely buy that description since ancre translates to anchor.
 

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Stinated??

Glad to read that it is running and being used. It looks like late a 19th maybe very early 20th century swiss watch with a key wind key set movement. The inner cover appears inscribed - does it have any useful information? Is the case marked for gold content - .58, .75, rolled gold, etc? Does it have a case maker name?

Swiss watch companies made unbranded watches for jewelers to rename as their house brand.

I have read that the Ancre description on a movement refers to the movement being a swiss lever design. I'm not sure I completely buy that description since ancre translates to anchor.
Thank you, yea I was trying to say estimated date: there are no other markings on the watch excpet a V/R on the movement that I was told refers to Fast and slow. The case has a serial number on the inside with the same serial number on the inner case. The inscription says" 15 Rubis Ancre". Thank you
 
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