Flint watch

Beginners Vintage Watch Discussion Forum Where You Can Get Expert Help
Post Reply
Message
Author
kutnara
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:52 am

Flint watch

#1 Post by kutnara » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:01 am

I bought art deco style flint watch, and couldn't find it online. Flint company says usa, but the watch dial and movement says switzerland. I am new here, so please teach me!
Attachments
IMAG0060.jpg
IMAG0060.jpg (924.76 KiB) Viewed 903 times

kutnara
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:52 am

Re: Flint watch

#2 Post by kutnara » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:02 am

kutnara wrote:I bought art deco style flint watch, and couldn't find it online. Flint company says usa, but the watch dial and movement says switzerland. I am new here, so please teach me!
Attachments
IMAG0062.jpg
IMAG0062.jpg (1.19 MiB) Viewed 902 times
IMAG0067.jpg
IMAG0067.jpg (880.89 KiB) Viewed 902 times
IMAG0070.jpg
IMAG0070.jpg (958.18 KiB) Viewed 902 times

User avatar
HandyDan
Posts: 2556
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:34 am
Location: Philadelphia
Contact:

Re: Flint watch

#3 Post by HandyDan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:30 pm

Older post but since no one replied, I'll give it a go.

I'm not familiar with Flint but American companies could buy imported movements and dials and case them for sale in the US. Anything important would have to say "made in XYZ". In many situations the movement is an ebauche or partially finished movement. The purchaser would put their own finishing touches on it.

Hamilton did this in the 1950's and 60's, even though they were the leading American brand. You'll see "SWISS" on every Hamilton Automatic, for example.

Swiss-made movements offered the ability to compete at a lower price point and other American brands were already using man Swiss grades (Benrus, Elgin, et al). Each American company had an import code that would be stamped on the movement.

Your watch is probably from the 1930s-'40's, based on the style, size and lack of shock jewels. That's about the extent of what I can offer you.
-----------------------
"If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" - Red Green

http://hamiltonchronicles.com

kutnara
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:52 am

Re: Flint watch

#4 Post by kutnara » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:00 pm

HandyDan wrote:Older post but since no one replied, I'll give it a go.

I'm not familiar with Flint but American companies could buy imported movements and dials and case them for sale in the US. Anything important would have to say "made in XYZ". In many situations the movement is an ebauche or partially finished movement. The purchaser would put their own finishing touches on it.

Hamilton did this in the 1950's and 60's, even though they were the leading American brand. You'll see "SWISS" on every Hamilton Automatic, for example.

Swiss-made movements offered the ability to compete at a lower price point and other American brands were already using man Swiss grades (Benrus, Elgin, et al). Each American company had an import code that would be stamped on the movement.

Your watch is probably from the 1930s-'40's, based on the style, size and lack of shock jewels. That's about the extent of what I can offer you.
Thank you very much! I have thick wrist, so i can't wear it :( :( i am very sad about this. I own one more watch, it's vintage seiko, and i would love to know it's value. Can you help me once more?
Attachments
IMAG0158.jpg
IMAG0158.jpg (2.27 MiB) Viewed 817 times
IMAG0159.jpg
IMAG0159.jpg (1.33 MiB) Viewed 817 times

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest