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Apparently the Weir family are still in the watch business, although now based in Dublin, so I have emailed them to see if they can tell me anything.
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The date letter is difficult but I would say 1920's.
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Cartainly could be, I have seen some similar ones but they are a bit more ornate and art deco, I suppose you could still have a plain one if you wanted though.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:10 pm I too have a 1920s gold rolex that I was given as a present for my 18th birthday.
I'm doing the maths, 18th birthday, 1920s,,,,, that oil of Olay is doing a great job :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing:
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Really nice to have something to remember loved ones.... and such lovely items :thumbsup:
I have nothing from my parents :cry:
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shaggybfc wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:25 pm Really nice to have something to remember loved ones.... and such lovely items :thumbsup:
I have nothing from my parents :cry:
That’s sad :cry: Mine are still with us thankfully but I hope I have something to remember them by. I have an ashtray with a dirty cartoon on from my grandad :lol:
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That watch is just stunning!! I really love it!!

I too have a beautiful watch, although not as nice as that one. It’s a little battered, but is gold too and I think it may also be from the 1920’s. The hallmarks are too small for me to get a good picture. 🤦‍♀️ But, the inside has a lot of text on it that been scratched in over the years. I have no idea what it means, but I’ve finally got a photo showing it!!

If anyone can help with the brand I’d be very grateful. It looked like this when I got it and I’ve never discovered what it is. 😂🤷‍♀️
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Emily wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:05 pm That watch is just stunning!! I really love it!!

I too have a beautiful watch, although not as nice as that one. It’s a little battered, but is gold too and I think it may also be from the 1920’s. The hallmarks are too small for me to get a good picture. 🤦‍♀️ But, the inside has a lot of text on it that been scratched in over the years. I have no idea what it means, but I’ve finally got a photo showing it!!

If anyone can help with the brand I’d be very grateful. It looked like this when I got it and I’ve never discovered what it is. 😂🤷‍♀️
I think it is a Regency watch and much later than 1920's, maybe 70's even? A pic of the date letter at the end of the hallmark would determine it.
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Easylife wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:16 pm I think it is a Regency watch and much later than 1920's, maybe 70's even? A pic of the date letter at the end of the hallmark would determine it.
Why do you think that?? If you don’t mind me asking?? ☺️ I would love to show the hallmarks, but they’re too small for me to get a photo of. I need a jewellers magnifying glass. 🤷‍♀️
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Emily wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:11 pm Why do you think that?? If you don’t mind me asking?? ☺️
N. K. Watch Case Manufacturing Co traded as such from 1937 to 1992. The date letter is a 'U' for 1955/6. The case is 9ct gold and was made in London. It may not be Regency brand but a pic of the mechanism may give more clues.
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Easylife wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am N. K. Watch Case Manufacturing Co traded as such from 1937 to 1992. The date letter is a 'U' for 1955/6. The case is 9ct gold and was made in London. It may not be Regency brand but a pic of the mechanism may give more clues.
I can’t believe you managed to get the information from the hallmarks in my photos!! I couldn’t make them out at all. 🤦‍♀️

Here’s the movement as requested. Not much information there though. 🤷‍♀️
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Emily wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:19 pm Here’s the movement as requested. Not much information there though. 🤷‍♀️
I guess a generic Swiss movement imported and rebranded.
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Easylife wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:47 pm I guess a generic Swiss movement imported and rebranded.
Well, the brand is still a mystery then. Haha. ☺️
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For those that are interested, I've put a new strap on the Avia and it is back where it belongs. :)

Excuse the hairy ape like arm...
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:09 pm For those that are interested, I've put a new strap on the Avia and it is back where it belongs. :)
It looks great. :thumbsup:
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