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I have been lookin around for some history about this watch, but i cant seem to find what i am looking for.
I think it is a vintage watch. i am not sure. The face of the watch says Pallas. The name appears half way between the time stem, and the 12 position. Directly below the second dial at the bottom of the face, it says swiss.

on the inside of the watch, near one of the gears, it says.. messidor w. co.

elsewhere it says swiss.

and last on the inside, i think it says thread adjustments. not sure. then says six jewels.


on the inside of the back cover, it says....

moniter 7119734.


thats all i can really see that i can put on here. Thanks.
 

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Based on the dial I'm guessing it comes from around 1920. It's a fairly pedestrian Swiss lever movement. Might be three adjustments. I haven't heard of Messidor personally but maybe some of our experts have.
 

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Now that you mention the movement, the jeweler that i brought it to, siad it was a two adjustment.

Now i have decided to sell it on Ebay... "watch" for it!
 

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Hmmm. Several calibres like that, e.g.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?00&ranfft&0&2uswk&Alpina_355

or

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?00&ranfft&0&2uswk&Junghans_J15

or

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?00&ranfft&0&2uswk&Revue_51

...with a little geartrain bridge amendment (which wasn't uncommon in those days). Messidor was the french name of a month in revolutionary France (I think that Breguet filed for a patent for his tourbillon in the month of Messidor) so it seems odd that the watch claims to be Swiss.

Hartmut Richter
 
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