Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.

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Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.

#1 Post by zlandshark » Fri May 26, 2017 2:34 pm

I have a ladies watch that on the face says Vitova, 17 Jewels above the dial. Beneath the dial it says antimagnetic. At the bottom it says SWISS. On the body of the workings it says TOVATT Watch Co. Seventeen 17 Jewels. On the inside back it says MAJORW.C.Co. 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE TOP Stainless steel back. Etched in are PK36407 and M104 and 14754. The face is 12 numerals. Any help on this watch with many names that don't Google up to very much?

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#2 Post by Magpie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:01 pm

Welcome to the forum! Can you post some pictures of the watch -- front, movement, and inside and outside case back?

I may be able to help a little, but I really need to see the pictures.

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#3 Post by afire » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 am

Well, by the information you've provided, I would say the brand is Vitova, the parent company is Tovatt, and the case was made by the Major Watch Case Company.
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#4 Post by Magpie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:53 pm

There was a watch with "Vitova" dial and "Torvatt" movement also marked "Swiss" recently listed on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-VITOVA- ... 7675.l2557

Several years ago there was also a post on this forum about a Vitova/Tovatt watch, indicating that the Tovatt in question was V.J. Tovatt, an importer located in Los Angeles: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1046

The Major Watch Company was located in Brooklyn, New York, and manufactured a lot of cases for ladies' watches in the 1950s.

I'd still like to see pictures of your watch.

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#5 Post by zlandshark » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:01 pm

I will take the pictures of it. I intend to sell it on EBAY. I found information you had on a Hamilton watch excellent in selling.

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#6 Post by zlandshark » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:51 am

Here are the pictures. Very difficult to get the lighting correct to be able to read everything.
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