What kind of ladies watch is this? Any help is appreciated.

My mom gave this to me quite a few years back, I just can't remember if she said it was hers or her mothers watch. I stayed up for hours last night looking through all of the archived ads on this website, but no luck finding something similar.

I do not think it is working.....do these things need to be wound and how do they keep time if there are no batteries?  I'm so uneducated when it comes to this.  I'm really just looking for a year and style name, it's value is purely sentimental.  It would be great if I could get it back into working order and wear it again.  

Thanks in advance for any help!






Reverend Rob's picture
Reverend Rob
Posted May 12, 2012 - 6:09pm

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A nice ladies 23 in 14k gold with two small diamonds.  These watches are mechanical and manual, so they need to be wound daily, the same time every day. If the watch has not been serviced for a long time, I advise having a watchmaker properly service it if you plan to start using it, as dry or dirty movements tend to damage themselves. It is a tiny machine, and needs regular maintenance, usually every 4-8 years. 

A full overhaul should include cleaning and polishing the case, and your little watch will look fabulous. 

DarHin's picture
Posted May 12, 2012 - 7:51pm

rhondalo, if you can get a fairly accurate measurement of the crystal in mm, say on the flat sides from 2 - 8, we may be able to narrow down the possibilities. There are only a few octagonal crystals listed in the catalogs.