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This Waltham 23 jewel Vanguard has the addition of the 'Up/Down' winding indicator on the dial at the 12 o'clock position. This watch is pendant set as the previous watch and is railroad grade but would not be railroad approved. The serial number dates this movement to 1929 which was the start of the Great Depression when the finacial world collapsed. It seems that it remained unsold until 1935 when it was sold in the United Kingdom. It is housed in an 18carat solid gold Birmingham hall marked Dennison case.DSCF0037.jpg

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You've got some real gems in your collection, Shiner! I wish my watches looked half as nice as yours!

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Re: your watch posted.

Services, (Molnija 3602) 18 Jewels , circa late 1970s

Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

My Grandfather of Polish descent left me the same watch and was wonder if you have anymore information about it.

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Services, (Molnija 3602) 18 Jewels , circa late 1970s

Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:24 AM

My Grandfather of Polish descent left me the same watch and was wonder if you have anymore information about it.

I`m not sure what additional information you`re after that isn`t in my post...

Last up is this one from the former U.S.S.R.

Services, (Molnija 3602) 18 Jewels , circa late 1970s

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I gather from my watch repairer Steve Burrage (who used to work for Services) that during the late 1970s Time Products (who imported Sekonda) took over Services obviously adding this watch to the Leicester based company`s range. So far I haven`t come across any other Russian made Services, but maybe others will turn up in the future :wink2:

But you might find this interesting - Molnija History

Also, here are some rough notes that I`ve made on the Services company...

The Services Watch Co., Ltd was founded in Leicester by a Frank Liquorish sometime in 1926/27, it was dissolved on 26/11/2002 although I gather from Steve Burrage who used to work for the company that Services watches stopped being produced in the late 1970s.The company never actually made watches themselves instead they either had them made by other firms or bought parts in which were then assembled in the Services factory.

The earliest Services watch I`ve so far come across was made in 1927 using a 15 jewel movement made by the Fleurier Watch co., Switzerland it was fitted in an Edinburgh hallmarked silver case. However during the early years & up to WWII one of their main suppliers appears to have been Thiel Brothers of Thuringia who made complete watches (pocket & wrist) for them. At first these appear to have been marked on the dial as `German Made` changing over to `Foreign` or `Foreign Made` probably by the end of the decade. So far the German Services watches of this period I have come across seem to have simple but sturdy unjeweled pin-pallet movements. In addition to Thiel Brothers sometime in the early/mid 1930s Services appear to have begun sourcing watches from The Oris Watch Company Switzerland this arrangement continued into the 1950s, there may have been other suppliers but I can not confirm that at this time, some were marked as being `Swiss Made`others were like those from Thiel marked `Foreign`.

Despite the company name I have so far come across any indictation that Services watches were actually issued to any members of the armed forces although some `Transpost` models were used by the Air Raid Precaution wardens during WWII.

Initially after the end of WWII the company continued to source from Switzerland (the Oris Watch Company), these for some reason these continued to be marked as `Foreign`. Possibly due to restrictions on importing `luxury` goods during the early 1950s Services switched to UK based suppliers such as Louis Newmark Ltd., Perfect Works,Stafford Road, Croydon, Surrey (marked Made in England`) & later by the Anglo-Celtic Watch Co.Ltd., Gurnos Works, Ystradgynlais, Wales when they are usually marked as being `Made In Gt Britain` (or similar).While most Services watches from this period used un-jewelled movements a few there were a few 5 Jeweled models.

From around the early/mid 1950s Services begain again sourcing from abroad, their range including a chronograph using a 17 Jewel Venus movement (there had been at least two other Swiss made chronographs made in the 1930s). From the 1950s until Services ceased trading they produced watches sourced or using parts from Switzerland, Britain, France, East & West Germany, Russia & Hong Kong.

Services used a bewildering number of names for their watches over the years, at present the list is as follows;-

Albany

Airman

Air Wrist

Aerist

Army (pocket watch)

Caller

Cambridge

Chrome

Competitor

Colonial (wrist & pocket watch)

Continental

Challenge

Court

Croydon

County (pocket Watch)

Coventry

Daventry

Despatch Rider

Diplomat

Divisor

Diane

Droitwwich

Eton

Exel (alarm clock & pocket watch)

Gatwick

Golf

Goodwood

Hatfield

Harrow

Heston

Henley

Hendon

Hollywood

Hockey

Indian

Indian Army

Jubilee (1935 George V)

Keston

Malvern

Marine

Naval

Navigator

Neptune

Ontime

Oxford

Radley

Reading

Recall (alarm Clock)

Regatta

Repton

Rossall

Scout

Senior (pocket watch)

Severn (pocket watch)

Sherwood

Sports

Tennis

Thames

Tourist

Transport

Winner

Windsor

Winchester

Wimbledon

Yale

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Hi all

This is my first posting in the pocket watch section so hello to everyone.

I have these 3 pocket watches in my very modest collection which were inherited from my late Grandfather.

If any of you pocket watch guru's have any information on these watchmakers (or the case silversmiths), I would be most interested to know. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8448201417/in/set-72157632699217302

J.N. Noakes (Burwash) 5043 - (1835)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454892163/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454870617/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454899487/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454890571/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454878369/in/set-72157632699217302

F.Gurney 82285 - (1875)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8455992018/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8455982692/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454881219/in/set-72157632699217302

Alexander & Son (Coventry) 94843 - (1898)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454879887/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454889017/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8455969888/in/set-72157632699217302

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90503628@N04/8454884365/in/set-72157632699217302

Thanks for looking.

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Quite a few changes since this was taken only a few months ago

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The Sinn 155 & 757 have gone, so has the Anonimo, but these have been added

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Edited by Andy Tims

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This is my H.W. Tisdall. I've had it about 30 years and it runs perfect. I think it's rose gold, not sure if solid or plated. I think it is a canadian maker with a swiss movement. I have never had the back off as I don't have any tools and don't want to scratch it. If any one knows anything about this PW let me know.

I got a couple more PW'S somewhere in the house!

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Latest arrival, a fine Services Recall, still ticking away wonderfully, even the alarm reset button on top is still glowing in the dark.

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