Vintage 18k gold pocket watch LA ESMERALDA HAUSER ZIVY Y C

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Vintage 18k gold pocket watch LA ESMERALDA HAUSER ZIVY Y C

#1 Post by milko002 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:27 pm

Hello,
I was wondering if i could get some help identifying this gold pocket watch that was given to me by my mother. Not much information is know other than the watch came from a wealthy family that lived in San Luis Potosí Mexico. It was give to my mother as a wedding gift in the yearly 1960's. The box that contained the watch says LA ESMERALDA MEXICO PARIS . HAUSER ZIVY Y C

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Re: Vintage 18k gold pocket watch LA ESMERALDA HAUSER ZIVY Y C

#2 Post by afire » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:29 am

Well, apparently it's a Longines. Or at least the case is. Pictures of the dial and movement would be helpful.

I wonder if EF Co. was Longines' import agent in Mexico as Wittnauer was in the US? I'm guessing La Esmerelda etc. would be the retailer.
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Re: Vintage 18k gold pocket watch LA ESMERALDA HAUSER ZIVY Y C

#3 Post by SFC » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:04 pm

EF Co. stands for Ernest Francillon one of the firm leaders from way back. I really like the silver and gold niello chain it looks quite large and very nice! You can date this watch fairly accurately with the movement serial number. Many times the movement serial number on early Longines watches can also be found on the inside of the case back (the movements were matched to the cases). Thanks for sharing this heirloom.

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