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Posted 2 months ago

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racer4four
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This is an interesting pocket watch that I think dates to the 1950s.
Luxor were a Swiss watch company that were taken over by Zenith.

I have called this little pocket watch a swing watch because of the way it opens and closes, but I would be happy to know the correct name for this type. It moves quite freely with thumb movement as you hold it in your hand, so would be a one handed watch to view.

It's a nice clean faced watch in what appears to be a brass watchcase, that swivels inside a leather covered brass pocket case.

Any information about it would be gladly received thanks all!

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  1. Caperkid Caperkid, 2 months ago
    Pretty cool watch. Was Zenith the electronic company?
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Interesting watch. I have not seen one like this, but I would lean towards identifying it as a "purse" watch. A watch a lady would carry in her purse.
    Dave
  3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
    Really nice, and an unusual way to carry it from an unusual country !
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 months ago
    I've never seen one of those - fab!
  5. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks Roy! I don't know if it's the same Zenith or not, but the Zenith here is a Swiss watch company.
  6. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks for the info Dave. I'm surprised you haven't seen one before; glad to introduce a new thing to an expert!
  7. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks Jan, I think you are on the right track there. Same colour too lol!
  8. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    It is unusual Phil. Glad to hear from you, as usual!
  9. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    It was a relatively cheap piece too Bonnie, although not in your realm!! Thanks :)
  10. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 months ago
    This is a really neat piece that from the outside looks like some kind of Swiss knife except a watch pops out instead of the usual screwdriver and can opener
  11. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks Jim, it's very quirky.
  12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 months ago
    http://www.lacotedesmontres.com/Enchere-No_25662.htm

    Karen, this is similar to your watch:-)
  13. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 months ago
    a Cartier example:
    http://watchout.co/en/p/cartier-a-fine-gold-plated-purse-watch
  14. Caperkid Caperkid, 2 months ago
    Karen they are different companies. Zenith electronic is part of the LG brand Zenith fine made swiss watches is not related.
  15. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks Judy and TallCakes. The watch I have doesn't seem to be gold at all (drats!) and I think that my watch is a basic model that is the same pattern as used for the Cartier model. My face has different numbers. Thanks for the efforts in searching on it!
  16. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks Roy, I knew of the Zenith watch company; it's good to know the other one is nothing to do with it.
  17. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    I'm happy to see by TassieDevil's link, that it was described as a "purse watch". I was puzzled by the hole in the stem (photo #2) and thought maybe it was for a necklace, but glad to see it was for a tassel.
    A nice unique piece for your collection.
    Dave
  18. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    Thanks again Dave.
    I was glad to see the answer to the hole also, and to have a better name for the type of watch. It's a pity it's not Cartier, but then I wouldn't use it! It keeps good time.
  19. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 months ago
    Cool! Never saw one like this before.
  20. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    It's a neat thing VL, glad you like it!

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