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Rich164h

What is this watch?

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Hi, 

Digging in our garden last weekend we found this watch buried. I’m guessing it’s been there for several decades, but the lack of degradation on the strap suggests that it’s some sort of plastic and I’m pretty sure that the crystal is also plastic. I’m guessing that this isn’t worth much but it was an interesting find. The fact that the Rama brand seems to be an established company and the back of the watch says that it was made in Switzerland got me curious to find out more. 

Can an anyone shed any light on this watch?

thanks

Rich

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dko8HCwadwKyrBiu8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SMXVjSF7tLcs8H289

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rkxuLH317ubzKAoR8

 

 

 

 

 

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well definitely a Rust Watch !!! i can seem to find a similar watch searching google, they seem to be registered a few times from 1924 upwards, Swiss as you stated. 

Does the back come off? being able to see the movement might help people identify it and possibly a year -/+ 

whatever you do be gentle

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Well, @Rich164h, the first registration for Rama as a word brand name given by Mikrolisk is for a clock factory, perhaps taken over or modernized by the firm of Gindrat-Delachaux et Cie., at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. This registration is dated, 10 August 1909. A second registration for Rama, dated 12 February 1924, occurs for Aubrey-Gostely, successor to Gindrat-Delachaux et Cie. Following this second registration we have a long gap until another registration occurs for the Rama brand name in November 1976, this time under the company name of Rama SA/Ramalux, at Biel, Switzerland.

Unfortunately, your Rama watch falls into the "silent" years not directly covered by the registrations given by Mikrolisk, as it dates to about the mid 1960s. I located a small amount of history provided on Watch-Wiki concerning the company, Rama Watch SA, but because this entry also includes promotional material, it is difficult to know what is actual fact. According to the Watch-Wiki entry, Rama Watch SA was founded by M A Marachly and then acted as a family concern, producing watches since the early 20th century. Further to Watch-Wiki, I have now found some historical material online about Rama which is worth reading. The reference for this is as follows: en.worldtempus.com/article/rsw-history-14457.html.. This article takes the history of Rama Watch SA from 1914 right up to recent times, covering the period of your watch.

I have not had time to do more research, and that would be necessary for a Forum topic on Rama watches. I hope that I have at least given you some provisional information that might lead you to investigate your watch further.

 

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Thanks both. Stdape, can you send a link to the pics you’ve found? I haven’t seen anything with the rather distinctive vertical and horizontal hour markers anywhere. 

 

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