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May 15, 2024,11:15 AM

With my family name. This pocket watch was owned, and very much used, by my great-grandfather. I just got it back from the watchmaker, some rather substantial work has to be done on the movement (plates, wheels...) so many visible parts are not in their best shape! But still...

The movement:

The dial:

Detail of the dial, impossible to keep it clean!

Have a great Wednesday dear people.

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 By: amanico : May 15th, 2024-11:51

Fabulous vintage pocket watch …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 15th, 2024-11:27
The best part is that you still have this physical link with your great-grandfather. The history of Paul Ditisheim and Solvil is an interesting story.

I wasn't lucky enough to meet him,

 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-11:46
But, of course, that's something "of him" I can have a physical relationship with! The watch participated in several grand Prix in Paris, Geneve, Berne, and apparently won several chronometre prizes. This information was something watchmakers like Paul Di... 


 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-12:26


 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-12:27


 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-12:43
Please don't say anything that reminds me teeth or dentists! ;-)

Absolutely Incredible!

 By: enjoythemusic : May 15th, 2024-12:55

It is incredible!

 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-13:34

Congrats on this so charming watch dear Simone. It looks in wonderful condition in the pictures in spite of your comments. Lovely dial with Breguet numerals.

 By: Subexplorer : May 15th, 2024-13:12
Both the brand and maker were well known here in my land. I own an old Solvil wristwatch I bought in the beginnings of my collecting journey. Regrettably it has a restored dial, but it works perfectly. Very nice movement in your watch. It has an added Big... 

Muchas gracias Abel!

 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-13:23

Beautiful heirloom

 By: Aquaracer1 : May 15th, 2024-13:17
I’ll have to get my great grandfathers out soon and take some pics


 By: Mary Anny : May 15th, 2024-13:24
Yes please!

My Grandfathers ...

 By: Kurt Behm : May 17th, 2024-06:49


 By: Mary Anny : May 17th, 2024-07:52
Really in great shape and running! In spite of all the fancy advertisements of our time, these marvels really pass down from generation to generation... We can talk for hours about our responsibility (burden?) to look after them. Or, we can just stare at ... 

A treasure!

 By: amanico : May 17th, 2024-07:53