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Rare Georges Favre-Jacot (Zenith) men's wrist watch for the Russian market; Made in July 1917, shortly before the Russian Communist revolution - it's one of the last watches of the Zenith manufacture for the Russian Empire.
Caliber 15'''-36; Case diameter 39 mm; Enamelled dial.
The same model was described in the Manfred Rösler's book, p.162.

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Sticking with WWI. Extremely rare 1916 trench watch with shrapnel guard. Rare because it's an all English Coventry made Rotherhams watch. They went over to making timing fuses for the duration of the war, so very few of these were ever made as far as I know. abd5ff966adbb8e2c3f47ecf62a2ddae.jpg2ce98bbe9ddd7f3b622dd44101e87667.jpg

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15 minutes ago, Charlesfm2 said:

Good morning,

Favre Leuba - Peseux / ETA 7001

Just back from it's MBHI service and having it's first outing today after 3 year's in my collection.

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Very nice indeed and the reciept booket! My stainless model says hi!

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Just now, borobiffa said:

Sticking with WWI. Extremely rare 1916 trench watch with shrapnel guard. Rare because it's an all English Coventry made Rotherhams watch. They went over to making timing fuses for the duration of the war, so very few of these were ever made as far as I know. abd5ff966adbb8e2c3f47ecf62a2ddae.jpg2ce98bbe9ddd7f3b622dd44101e87667.jpg

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Indeed a rare piece with it's original guard! :thumbsup:

 

The importance of Rotherhams  contribution, switching their highly skilled expertise, in providing munitions, timing devices, engine oilers, for the war effort has largely gone unnoticed.

A few of their vast array of products from the time...

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5 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

 

 

 ROAMER STINGRAY `JT` (Jet Time), Model No.734-9120.901, Valjoux 7734, 17 Jewels circa 1970  

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Many years ago I was offered the contents of the "uncollected" department of a deceased watchmakers business . Most of the stuff was good quality Swiss, of which I bought many, prices ranging from £5 - £10. In amongst it all was one of those Roamer chronos like yours, for £40, serviced. Being a mug, I didn't take it.

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1 hour ago, WRENCH said:

Many years ago I was offered the contents of the "uncollected" department of a deceased watchmakers business . Most of the stuff was good quality Swiss, of which I bought many, prices ranging from £5 - £10. In amongst it all was one of those Roamer chronos like yours, for £40, serviced. Being a mug, I didn't take it.

I suppose you wouldn`t want me to tell you that it is a superb chunk of metal :huh:

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Btw, I`ve just checked and there`s one on Ebay America listed at  $3,199.00

A wee bit more then I paid John (Jot)  for mine  :whistle::tongue:

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11 minutes ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

I suppose you wouldn`t want me to tell you that it is a superb chunk of metal :huh:

 :tongue:

I know, I started kicking myself on the journey home. The deceased had been a Roamer agent, and most of what I bought were Roamer.

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7 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Many years ago I was offered the contents of the "uncollected" department of a deceased watchmakers business . Most of the stuff was good quality Swiss, of which I bought many, prices ranging from £5 - £10. In amongst it all was one of those Roamer chronos like yours, for £40, serviced. Being a mug, I didn't take it.

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