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jringling
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« on: December 23, 2008, 03:31:06 am »

I am sure someone here can tell me something about this watch/clock. It is in horrible shape, but does still wind/tick. You pull the case apart and push it together to wind it. I cannot make out the first letter, but the make is: ?eriamatic. I have tried to google every possible spelling, but cannot find any info...

Also on the front it says "17 rubis incabloc"  and "swiss"

The crystal feels like plastic.

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 03:49:37 am »

"17 rubis"  means the movement has 17 jewels
"incabloc" is a device that provides shock protection for the balance staff incase the watch is dropped or jarred.
"swiss" - well.. that;s easy to guess.

Without having the watch in hand, its very hard to sy why it won't run. The simplest thing would be that the lubrication has dried up and the movement is suffciently drty to rpevent running.  That's a simple "clean and lube" to fix. After that, there are lots of possible causes,  rust, broken staff, broken or damaged wheels, broken mainspring, keyless works shot, bent cannon piniom, etc..

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 04:08:13 am »

The clock does work. Well, it winds and ticks. I have not checked to see how well it keeps time. I am more interested in researching the company and possibly dating it.
Thanks for the info so far...
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 04:39:07 am »

If you can get the back off to view the movement we can determine more.

A serial number, more details on the type of movement, etc. Hard to say just from the face information.
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 04:45:20 am »

The clock does work. Well, it winds and ticks. I have not checked to see how well it keeps time. I am more interested in researching the company and possibly dating it.
Thanks for the info so far...

Apologies, I misread your post, thought you were looking for info on why it wouldn;t run..
Ok.. let me dig around, and see what I can find..

Cheers
Harold
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jringling
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 04:54:52 am »

Okay, I feel stupid...

The first letter that I could not make out looks just like the t in "matic" so it is a Teriamatic...

Off to google...
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 04:57:31 am »

I think that Louvic made those, but let me check..

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 04:58:55 am »

Google only returned one hit:


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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 05:05:48 am »

Yep.. as suspected a Louvic..  The Louvic Watch Company  - rather an odd history, was known as the Baldwin brand in the US, and often had movements by the Pierpont or Helbros . They were a generic Swiss watch company. Usually you run across their 'mystery dial" watches.

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 02:03:25 pm »

I am having a hard time finding info on this watch. Is there a name for this style? I guess it would be considered a pocket watch, but what is the case style called? The case(?) pulls apart and winds a mechanism on the back. There is a little stand that flips out to act as a stand. The only picture I have found so far is on a Vietnamese site, and it shown a lizard? skin cover.

I am mostly interested in figuring out a date for this thing...
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 07:19:55 pm »

From what I have seen, those sliding case pendant watches were popular in the 1940's, and youeven see them in the early 1950's.
At a guess, and from the manufacturer info, I;d say late 1940's for yours..

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 05:36:57 am »

Hello all!

SLIDE TRAVEL CLOCK:
http://www.natico.com/categories.asp?c=0151

Sliding travel Clock:
http://www.walshbrothers.co.uk/Update/silver_clock.htm

PURSE/TRAVEL WATCH:
http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310103382603

Cheers & Brgs!















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