New here and I have an unidentified watch. Please help.

OldTicker
Posted April 19, 2012 - 6:42pm

21J President,

But year unknown, because I can't make out the serial number on the back or the date code on the movement...

There should be a symbol on the movement to date it, and the serial number on the back of the case will help confirm it.

 

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 6:49pm

Sorry, I posted with out comment. It was an accident!!

 

So, if there is anyone who could help me I.D. this watch, it would make me very happy. My father passed away 4/2 and my mom gave me his watch. I know he bought it at Greene's Jewelers in Cleveland, Oh. in 1950 for $75. My mom just found the receipt 2 days after she gave me the watch. Thats all I know about it.

 

Thanks,

 

Ed

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 6:57pm

Thanks Old Ticker.

The serial number is 7666754. 14 Karat Gold Filled.

The only symbol or mark I was able to see on the movement is in the bottom right. It appears to be a square with a triangle in it. I'll post a bigger picture for you.

OldTicker
Posted April 19, 2012 - 7:06pm

I would say 1947 for the year, first number of the serial (7) , and square/triangle on the movement would indicate 1945/46 which is not uncommon.

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 7:11pm

Okay, that makes sense. Thank you for the help. Sorry for posting so many pictures. This forum operates differently than most I am on.

 

Thanks again, I'll let my mom know tomorrow when I see her for dinner.

 

Ed

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 6:59pm

Let me try this one

argentain
Posted April 19, 2012 - 6:59pm

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 7:07pm

bourg01
Posted April 19, 2012 - 7:31pm

Panel Member

Looks like a 1946 President to me, though the letter designation for the dial, I'm not sure as there were a few. I think!

77custom
Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:50pm

Okay, thank you all for the great info. I would have been clueless without all of your help. (I'm still clueless but, that's another story!)

mybulova_admin
Posted April 20, 2012 - 5:25am

Club 5000Panel Member

Concur with the President call. It's listed in one of our 1947 ads as just a 'President'  available in pink or yellow gold. 21-jewels $57.50

Hope to see it added to the database with all its information.