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Has anyone heard of an Italian watchmaker named A. Laino? I recently purchased an antique pocket watch with that watchmakers name on it. The only reference that I can find in reguards to Laino is in conjunction with Serpico. Serpico Y Laino was a watch company in Venezuela from the 1920's to the 1960's. I am positive that my watch predates this company. Here is the link to my pictures on photobucket. http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x269/leorbush/My%20watch/ Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.. Leo
Additional info. I paid $85 U.S for this watch because it wasn't working and I could tell that it was way older than what they thought. I took it to a trusted local clock/watch shop and had it repaired which included replacing the missing back crystal. This cost me another $325 U.S. It keeps very good time now when I remember to wind it. I know it is of European make becsuse it has a pin set system. I do historical reenactment specializing in the U.S. Civil War and plan on using it for that. So far everybody that has seen it are upset that I have it and they don't. Imagine that.. haha
I recently came into posession of an antique pocket watch and have been unable to find any information at all about it. If there is anyone that might know something about this kind of watch or the maker, I would really appreciate any info at all. The face says A.Liano, Manila, Relojeria, Italiano. The works are marked with A.Liano Patent around a cross, with the number 5782 on another cross. The case is marked witht he C,900 and a standing wolf of Sterling Silver along with the same A. Liano Patent mark, and a serial number of 19252, and a backwards E. I am attaching the link to a couple of pictures which I hope will work. http://s184.photobuc...ush/My%20watch/ If there is anyone that might know something about this kind of watch or the maker, I would really appreciate any info at all. Thanks.