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Trying to find out more about this wristwatch

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:15 am
by adriant
I'm trying to find out more about a wristwatch that belonged to my great grandmother. All I know about it is that was a 50th birthday present from my great grandfather in 1932. As far as I can tell it was imported from Switzerland in 1931 by a company called George Stockwell & Co. The casing is 1.5cm wide and 3.2cm long, it is hinged at the back and the mechanism, which doesn't appear to work, is marked "PIONEER". I'd like to know more about the watch. possibly discover who made it, what the stones on the casing are and whether it has any value. Thank you for reading

Re: Trying to find out more about this wristwatch

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:05 am
by WatchDigger45
The watch looks nice.

do you know its model number? or anything specific that can help .

Re: Trying to find out more about this wristwatch

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:23 am
by adriant
WatchDigger45 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:05 am
The watch looks nice.

do you know its model number? or anything specific that can help .
Sorry but everything I know about it is in the post. The year and importer details are from the hallmark. There are, as far as I can see, no other identifying marks :-(

Re: Trying to find out more about this wristwatch

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:28 am
by seiko_omega
Try taking a 10X or 20X jeweler's loupe to the balance wheel. The ebauche maker's mark should be found in that vicinity. Then look the mark up on the internet. That should tell you who made the movement. You already know it was sold by George Stockwell (the GS on the case).

Have a jeweler take a look at the stones set into the case. I could be mistaken but some of them have the flash and fire of diamonds.