German Pocket Watch......or not?
by John Inman
(Salisbury Wiltshire UK)
German Pocket Watch Front
I am just trying to discover the provenance of this pocket watch which has been in my family for some time but only resurfaced recently. Legend has it that it is German and acquired somehow during World War 2.
This watch has no maker's name displayed anywhere I can see either inside or outside. It has an inner and outer hinged cover on the back with the numbers 34946 engraved inside the outer cover. The only writing visible on the movement are the words 'avance' and 'retard'. The front has 4 subsidiary dials in addition to the main face giving the day of the week, day of the month, the month of the year as well as a second hand. The main dial has roman numerals. The glass looks like perspex as it is very yellowed and sounds like plastic when tapped.
I have a photo of the innards if that would help.
Any help would be much appreciated........