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Posted 7 years ago

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this is one of the watches from my previous post. i am re-posting with more pics. hope this will help somebody identify my watch. thanks Slim

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  1. gearpunk gearpunk, 7 years ago
    Cant find any info on Mirinda.The 10 1/2 ligne is the size of the movement 23.70 mm.
    Good luck with you'r search.
  2. slim, 7 years ago
    thanks gearpunk. i am amazed someone could make a beautiful timepiece and not put their name on it.
  3. gearpunk gearpunk, 7 years ago
    I know what ya mean.I have a few really nice French/Swiss pocket watches,and can't find any info on the maker.
  4. slim, 7 years ago
    well lets just think they are one of a kind and worth thousands! (to us)
  5. gearpunk gearpunk, 7 years ago
    My thoughts exactly Slim!
  6. slim, 7 years ago
    oh darn i think i unsubscribed myself by mistake
  7. oldguy1763, 7 years ago
    I have a watch that looks exactly like this, belonged to my grandmother who was born in 1896, died 1932, and I think it is circa 1920. My watch has inscribed on the inside of the case
    Illinois Watch Case Co.
    Double Stock
    on the movement is "Roco 15 Jewels 2 ADJS Langendorf Swiss
    So far have found no way to document dates for the serial number, but inside and out, this is exactly the same as yours in the way it looks
  8. slim, 7 years ago
    oldguy1763 thanks for the reply. did you post any pics of yours? i don't know if you did but if you click on the pics and save as my pictures you can zoom in on it and see what it says on the inside. mine says scepter, warrented 10 yrs, 10 1/2 ligne, 4474423. the movement has mirinda swiss, 7 jewels, 2 adjustments. i know it is a transitional watch probably from the 20's. can't believe they would't put their name on such a quality timepiece. if i find anymore info on mine or yours i will post it. thanks for the comeback. slim
  9. melaiki melaiki, 6 years ago
    Hello, i just posted a similar face watch... i emailed Dean Judy (found online as an author of '100 Years of Vintage Watches')
    I have never run across a "Paskar" vintage watch in my travels as yet, that I can remember. Keep in mind/note: Any
    jeweler or retailer could order watch movements from a Swiss factory, and
    have any name they wanted placed on the dial (if they ordered a sufficient
    quantity) or movement. Usually they ordered a quantity of movements from the
    factory, and then had them cased over here in North America, or ordered them
    completed/cased from the manufacturer. This may be what your watch is, as I
    have never heard of a Swiss manufacturer by this name.

    Not sure if that might help narrow it down for you. I'm trying to get a solid answer on what mine is, but this seems to make sense, to me they look almost the same!
  10. slim, 6 years ago
    malaiki, thanks for the comeback. your watch looks very similar. seems like back then anybody could buy parts, assemble them and have their own watch company. just can't understand why they wouldn't put their name on them. they are very nice pieces. thanks again for the comeback.

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