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Seeking information on Kelbert purse watch. I can't find anything. Does anyone have any ideas. I have forund some Kelberts but nothing like the one I have.
 

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I can't seem to get a pic. It looks like this one on the link below (the only thing I can find even close) same case and chain-chain is marked 12K KGE. It winds when opening, plain face, the only information on the face - Kelbert , 17 jewels, Germany. On side us pat 2640668 us pat 2719402. I can't find much of anything about Kelbert watches. If the watch says Germany why are there US pat. numbers on it? I'm confused. What is a ermeto? Is it another name for a purse watch? Or am I way off base?

http://www.heritagewatches.com/mova...e_calendar_manual_wind,_near_mint,_c_1950.htm
 

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The link is to the Movado purse watch which is quite well known. Kelbert is more obscure. My best guess is it's a German movement in a US designed case. Without pictures we really can't do much, sorry.
 

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The link is to the Movado purse watch which is quite well known. Kelbert is more obscure. My best guess is it's a German movement in a US designed case. Without pictures we really can't do much, sorry.



I am having a really hard time with pics. This is the exact watch, same face, pat # etc. But mine says Kelbert, 17 jewels, shockproof, germany





JOHANNES HEINRICH HAMBURG ERMETO STYLE PURSE WATCH





in excellent working condition.
  • MOVEMENT: MANUAL WIND
DIMENSIONS: 54 mm. x 36 mm. / dial 21 mm.
CASE: GOLD PLATED
CROWN: ORIGINAL
DIAL: ORIGINAL
AGE: 1950'S
CONDITION: VERY GOOD AS PER ITS AGE Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: PAYPAL
 

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Your watch would probably also date from the 1950s.
 
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In Germany those watches have been sold in the 50ties and 60ties as "Reiseuhren" (travel watches) in large quantities. The pic shows a Stowa Reiseuhr, but there have been a lot of other manufacturers around. My assumption is that most of them have been Private Label Watches.

Measurements: app. 50mm x 35mm (closed) und 80mm x 35mm (open)
Movement: Most likely a swiss or german (PUW or Durowe) 17 jewels movement

Those watches pop up on ebay frequently.
 

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