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Eladrial
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« on: September 17, 2010, 03:55:08 pm »

Hi, Thought this would be a good place to start been visiting the forums for a while but not actually posted before. I bought a pocket watch today from a local antique shop and the guy in there said its most likely from the 1920's was just wondering if anyone could give me more of a clue. Thanks in advance Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 04:32:33 pm »

Are you able to open it up, and take a picture of the movement?  That can often help to ID unknown watches.

Cute little thing, by the way!  Smiley  I like the design on the dial.
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Eladrial
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 05:33:08 pm »

i did have a look at opening it up but i dont want to damage it but at the bottom it does look like theres a little hing i will have to have a go again.....

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 05:49:22 pm »

you may find inside the cover very very tiny engravings, they can sometimes give you a date or some clues as to what type of watch it is and go from there. i found the date on a couple of old watches this way, other then that there may be a watch specialist in your town/city that may be able have some literature that could determine its age. hope that helps   Huh
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Eladrial
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 06:19:13 pm »

ok so i got the back of .... it says inside

Genuine Gold Filled warranted in Years
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then i think its a 1 in roman numerials I

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 06:28:04 pm »

I found this. It looks like your design.
http://www.passionfever.co.uk/projects.htm

It's the eight from the top.

What brandname is on the faceplate. I can't read it because of the dial.
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Eladrial
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 06:36:26 pm »

Its Says Tempo on the Front

inside 16 jewels

thanks for the responses Smiley
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Eladrial
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 06:39:43 pm »

I found this. It looks like your design.
http://www.passionfever.co.uk/projects.htm

It's the eight from the top.

What brandname is on the faceplate. I can't read it because of the dial.


Thats looks as if it is exactly the same design maybe a different version of the model, that one starts with a 5 mine with a 2 maybe a earlier variant ?
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 06:43:21 pm »

A quick Google search on the brandname:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/4003897
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 06:52:39 pm »

Thats the one thank you very much for all the help Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 10:38:51 pm »

In Switzerland, TEMPO was a trademark of Adolphe Haecker, a maker of small clocks and watches active from the 1840s to at least the 1930s, and possibly later. I can't find anything else on the company, which usually means they were making a decent product, but not an astonishing one. Very good and very bad makers get written about, ordinary makers not so much.

The case is Gold Filled, which means a sheet of gold was roller pressed onto the base metal, usually brass of some kind. The case is warranted not to show any brass in 10 years of ordinary wear, but might last longer than that, and will remain a serviceable case long after the brass shows, of course.

The watchworks look like a good 16 jewel stemwinder of conventional design. This fits nicely with the estimated date of the watch. The patterned metal dial with polished numbers and fancy hands is in fine condition. If it runs well, wear it!
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 09:28:38 am »

Thanks Darkhound thats awesome appreciate it Smiley and yes it runs just need to get the glass on the front refitted as it keeps popping out Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 03:41:31 am »

hope you manage to get the front fixed up Eladrial!   
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 06:04:54 pm »

Yeah i have found a place that does vintage watch repairs so going over there this week so should be all fixed up, will post a pic when its done Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 08:07:51 pm »

Thats the one thank you very much for all the help Smiley

You're welcome. Wear it proudly!  Grin
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