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    Posted 2 years ago

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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, 2 years ago
      Pretty cool watch. Was Zenith the electronic company?
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years 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.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Really nice, and an unusual way to carry it from an unusual country !
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
      I've never seen one of those - fab!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 2 years 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 years 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 years ago
      Thanks Jan, I think you are on the right track there. Same colour too lol!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It is unusual Phil. Glad to hear from you, as usual!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It was a relatively cheap piece too Bonnie, although not in your realm!! Thanks :)
    10. jbingham95 jbingham95, 2 years 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 years ago
      Thanks Jim, it's very quirky.
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago

      Karen, this is similar to your watch:-)
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      a Cartier example:
    14. Caperkid, 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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.
    18. racer4four racer4four, 2 years 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 years ago
      Cool! Never saw one like this before.
    20. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It's a neat thing VL, glad you like it!
    21. Collectables59 Collectables59, 2 years ago
      Cracking watch. Thinking out loud it could have been suspended on a chain or could have had a finger ring attached. Neil
    22. foseatme, 3 months ago
      that's so cool!
    23. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      Indeed foseatme, and still going well.

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