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spinynorman last won the day on November 10 2020

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  1. @Always"watching" I suspect your discovery of the Fortis connection will be the most interesting result for other members of the forum, Honour. The records show Seyes-River Watch Factory was set up by Madame Michelle Meyer in à La Chaux-de-Fonds, on 22nd Dec 1955. Madame Meyer, née Fieux, was "duly authorized and separated from property of Paul-Roger Meyer". In January 1956 the company took over the watchmaking business of Edmond Aubry from Les Breuleux and, in June, moved to Rue des Sablons in Neuchâtel. In June 1957, the "Seyes-River" trademark was formally registered for "Watchmaking, chronometry, small mechanics, jewelry, metals and precious stones, enamels, gold, silver and platinum objects." In February 1962, Seyes-River Watch Factory was liquidated and it's assets taken over by a new company, Société Anonyme des Montres et Chronomètres Seyor in Neuchâtel. The directors were Paul-Roger and Michelle Meyer, so I don't understand the stuff about separation. Maybe they got back together - it's been known. A filing from 1974 lists the sole director as Raymond Jeanneret, and the last filing was in 1998.
  2. I think it's a type of watch called "jump hour", a mechanical watch with a digital display. Lots of them were produced in the 1970s, with all sorts of branding on them. I don't recognise that logo at all, though. Here's a closeup of the image you linked to, in case someone else has seen it before. I assume the seller would have said if there was something more helpful around the back.
  3. I decided to clean up the crystal on this last night and brushed some dust off the dial. How does a crystal get scuffed inside? Answers on a postcard ... anyway, Talis Automatic with Gruen 731CA.
  4. Crepas? Is that a pancake dial? I have nothing sensible to add, so I'll get my coat.
  5. It needs a URL ending in .jpg. Click Share and copy the URL shown against Direct Link. I've done it for you here.
  6. Interesting watch, that I know nothing about. You don't need all the [url] and [img] stuff around the links. If you click the "Share" icon in Postimage and post the Direct Link URL here, the full size picture will display. For example
  7. There's a difference between buying a smart watch because it's useful and adding one to a collection - of watches, wearable tech or whatever. I'd be looking for some sort of emotional connection before they'd become collectable. This article on Wareable takes a fairly broad view of what a smart watch is, but collectors might well go looking for some of these. https://www.wareable.com/smartwatches/smartwatch-timeline-history-watches 1927 mechanical wrist satnav. Seiko Message Watch from 1995 IBM Linux watch from 1998
  8. Yeah, but, who wouldn't want one of these in their collection. I guess we could have the same controversy over the more complex functions in digital watches. I don't collect them, but I think I could.
  9. Looks good on that strap (though I did think it suited the nato ). It's great it is going to a good home.
  10. I think that'll be Nederlandse Hoge Uurwerken.
  11. And Les Misérables. Incredible range of talents. Back on topic, I like the front view of the first watch, but the name carved into the side of the case would put me off. Lug design is interesting. I was hoping for more on the hand finished Peseux movement, but they don't seem to like photos of it in the watch. This looks like it's rendered and probably doesn't do it justice.
  12. Just noticed my weird upside down number transposition, it's 60 and 69 of course.
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