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    Posted 5 years ago

    SnoDrak
    (9 items)

    Going through some old boxes in the attic today I found this Belmar pocket watch... which I know absolutely nothing about, and Google didn't yield much in terms of results either!
    I rather like how slim it is, and the fact that it still works!
    Does anybody know anything about these?

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    1. bobbee bobbee, 5 years ago
      Hi, nice watch!
      Here is what Mikrolisk says about the name:

      http://www.mikrolisk.de/show.php?site=280&suchwort=belmar&searchMode=exact&searchWhere=trademark#sucheMarker

      So it looks like it's a Swiss movement cased in the US in Baltimore or NY, depending what it says on the inner case back.
      If it's a US made case, above is correct.
      If it's a Swiss/other made case, it was imported as a whole watch.
      What I don't see is the US import code on the movement. These are usually situated on the balance cock.
      They were first used in the mid-1930's until the mid-60's.
      Here is a list of those codes:

      http://www.ranfft.de/uhr/info-uscode-e.html

      So, if no code it probably dates to pre mid-30's.

      Hope it helps, Bob.
    2. SnoDrak, 5 years ago
      Thanks Bob!
      I don't see import codes anywhere either.
      The back of the case has "Watch Star Case Company" stamped (and a little star) and the number 3035953.
    3. bobbee bobbee, 5 years ago
      You're welcome!
      Star watch case co. is a US company, many manufacturers used their cases.
      Most famously, the Type A-11 military watch from WW2 used the Star company cases for all manufacturers!

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