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    Funny Little side wrist watch

    Anyone recognize this? I’ve heard them called “Drivers Watch” or Typists Watch. Incredible condition. It looks old stock. I thinking 1950s.

    Marked at top
    Of dial F de A
    Swiss below the 6

    The movement is in a box - lots of jewels I can see by lifting it slightly but I cannot ready anything without removing the stem.

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    Cool find!
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    Never seen one, but it's very cool, and in terrific condition. Nice find!
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    Funny Little side wrist watch

    Yes it is a drivers watch. The curved case was intended to wear on the side of your wrist not the top. Like in this pic of my drivers watch that way when your hands are on the steering wheel you don’t have to take your hand off the wheel to see the time. I am not familiar with the maker but based on the stainless steel back I suspect it’s a 1940s era generic Swiss watch. Click image for larger version. 

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    JimDon that’s excellent! I might have to keep it! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by randazzo1 View Post
    JimDon that’s excellent! I might have to keep it! Thanks
    You probably want to because it will be a long long while before you find another. They were not produced in large numbers.

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    I wonder if this pricing is anywhere near the actual value:Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by randazzo1 View Post
    I wonder if this pricing is anywhere near the actual value:Click image for larger version. 

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    Not likely. They are too small to have any material value. IMO I would estimate only a few hundred at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon View Post
    Not likely. They are too small to have any material value. IMO I would estimate only a few hundred at best.
    That sounds right. Thanks.

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    Boy that an extreme curved driver. Condition of it looks great.

 

 

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