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Hello everyone 

I have recently received a family watch and I am keen to learn abit about it. I have trawled the internet and manage to identify the case make and grade of case but nothing else, been honest a total novice really. 
On the case  it’s stamped “sun” trade mark a.l.d Dennison also has “645675” stamped on it, it also has 3 sets of numbers etched into the case on roughly quarter positions.

The workings it self has Swiss made at the bottom but I cannot fully make out the writing above the second clock.

Any guidance on how to find out any more information would be gratefull 

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23 minutes ago, 9921rbradley said:

Hello everyone 

I have recently received a family watch and I am keen to learn abit about it. I have trawled the internet and manage to identify the case make and grade of case but nothing else, been honest a total novice really. 
On the case  it’s stamped “sun” trade mark a.l.d Dennison also has “645675” stamped on it, it also has 3 sets of numbers etched into the case on roughly quarter positions.

The workings it self has Swiss made at the bottom but I cannot fully make out the writing above the second clock.

Any guidance on how to find out any more information would be gratefull 

If you could post some pictures, that would help. :)

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45 minutes ago, 9921rbradley said:

 https://share.icloud.com/photos/0kJfPryBkKuLy1WHHX-FBKqnw 

Let me know if this isn’t working, trying to send them off my phone if not I’ll fire up the computer.
It’s pretty hard to get all the numbers on the casing in one shoot because of the light reflection so I’be taken a few of the back case.  
Thank you.

It looks to me like the word above the subdial is "Zenith", a well known and respected watch manufacturer. The watch is in a Dennison gold plated case. Both of these makers are fairly easy to find in a Google search, for example https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/dennison.php.

To help you any more we would need a picture of the movement, which means getting further into the watch. There may be notches on the side of the case you can get a thumb nail into. The movement should show a serial number from which you can get more information here: https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/guide/company/zenith/serial-number-lookup

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6 hours ago, spinynorman said:

It looks to me like the word above the subdial is "Zenith", a well known and respected watch manufacturer. The watch is in a Dennison gold plated case. Both of these makers are fairly easy to find in a Google search, for example https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/dennison.php.

To help you any more we would need a picture of the movement, which means getting further into the watch. There may be notches on the side of the case you can get a thumb nail into. The movement should show a serial number from which you can get more information here: https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/guide/company/zenith/serial-number-lookup

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0trs0_1XrHMHoQ_S9tyGBMILA

Thank you for the link unfortunately the number that is on the workings doesn’t go into the zenith database. Once I had opened the workings case I found a lot of info regarding the case. 
I have never really been a watch person and this is the first pocket watch I have ever had. But trying to find out the history of this watch with each cover opened another clue is available, it’s very intriguing so again thanks for your help.

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2 hours ago, 9921rbradley said:

 

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0trs0_1XrHMHoQ_S9tyGBMILA

Thank you for the link unfortunately the number that is on the workings doesn’t go into the zenith database. Once I had opened the workings case I found a lot of info regarding the case. 
I have never really been a watch person and this is the first pocket watch I have ever had. But trying to find out the history of this watch with each cover opened another clue is available, it’s very intriguing so again thanks for your help.

There's a table of serial numbers which suggests your movement is from 1933. (https://millenarywatches.com/zenith-watches-serial-number/)

You could also go to Zenith themselves for an extract of their archives, but it's quite expensive.

https://www.zenith-watches.com/en_gb/extracts

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