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Are there any hallmarks?
 

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there are tons of photos of all the parts and stamps if you follow the link I posted ... no hallmarks, the watch case is steel.
 

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Why do you think French? I would have assumed Swiss from the plain hands, though I'm sure that the French must have used them too.
 

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Two reasons - the "A" and "R" (Avance, Retard) and the "DEPOSE" for "Brevet Depose" - patent pending (can't be marque deposee, as that has two e's at the end). I know there is French spoken in Switzerland ... :)
 

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The only thing that might suggest French to me rather than Swiss is the lack of the Swiss cross by Depose. But it could be a design registration not patent (to prevent copying of the movement design).
 
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