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11th December 2017 

Swiss Watches

This page has a variety of watches mainly unsigned but also some which I rarely see.

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Unless otherwise stated all watches have 7 jewels are working, keep at least reasonable time for their age and wind and set correctly. Lids and bezels are secure, stay closed and where appropriate open when the button or crown is pressed. Any inscriptions, dedications or monograms (other than jewellers and makers marks) and any gold plate worn through to the core will either be shown in the photographs, described in the text or both. Movements carry a 6 or 12 month warranty as described under “Warranty info”.




Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S681f

S781. Unsigned Swiss 15J half hunter c1910

This good quality unsigned movement has a Swiss Lever escapement and 15 jewels with an Elinvar over sprung screw balance with double roller. Crown wound and lever set (pull out the lever at 4 o'clock and adjust using the crown).

The back is engraved "Walter Dixon, H.C.L.B, For smartness".

Oxford Pocket Watches: S781 Unsigned Swiss 15J half hunter c 1910 &emdash; S781 Unsigned Swiss 15J half hunter c 1910 (11)


Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The double backed case has Swiss hallmarks for 0.935 silver. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has two new crystals, the main being mineral glass from old stock.

STOCK £380 More pictures on Zenfolio


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S845F

S845. Unsigned Swiss Lepine, 17J Half Hunter, 1918.

A high quality Swiss unsigned Lepine (bar bridge) movement with 17 jewels, a Swiss lever escapement with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with double roller and micro adjustment. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

S845 Unsigned Swiss Lepine 17J half hunter 1918 (23)


The Swiss made double backed case has London import for imported Sterling Silver, 1918 and a sponsors mark "SD". It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has two new crystals.

It is in final test and should be available from the 29th October. £360 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. s793F

S793 Sammes (Hand Landeron), 15J, c 1895.

A good quality watch by Hand Landeron for W Sammes of 35, Clerkenwell Rd, London. Signed on the movement by the later and by the former inside the movement. The Swiss made watch was made for the English market and is designed to look English with no Swiss markings on the movement (which were not then required or normal) and with the top plate gilded in the English manner , although strangely the rest of the movement has a typically Swiss finish for the period. It has a true English Lever escapement with a tangential leaver and a spiked or ratchet escape, 15 jewels and a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with what appear to be gold balance screws. Crown wound and pin set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: s793 Sammes (Hand Landeron) 15J c1895 &emdash; S793 Sammes (Hand Landeron) 15J c 1895 (8)

The Swiss double backed, triple hinged case has Swiss hallmarks for 0.935 silver. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

BRACKLEY £350 More Pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S707f

S707. Unsigned Swiss 15J, 1919

This good quality unsigned movement has a Swiss Lever escapement and 15 jewels with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with double roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.


Oxford Pocket Watches: S707 Unsigned Swiss 15J 1919 &emdash; S707 Unsigned Swiss 15J 1919 (7)

The Swiss made double backed case had London import hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1919 and the sponsors mark "GS" for George Stockwell an import agent of Finsbury St, London EC. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

BRACKLEY £265 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. Next

Recently sold Watches

Following requests from buyers who are giving watches as presents I no longer show the price of sold watches.



Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S518f

S518. Stauffer, 15J Half Hunter, c1893.

A pin set watch by the important Swiss firm of Stauffer from Chaux-de-Fonds and signed as such under the dial. The movement has a true English Lever escapement and would most probably have been made for the English market, this example had the remains of a transfer printed signature of a London reseller but it came off in the wash.

It has 15 jewels with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance and fully functioning Geneva stop gear to control mainspring pressure.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty

The Swiss made double backed case was almost certainly made in house by Stauffer and has Swiss hallmarks for 0.935 Silver and the same serial number as the movement. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has an excellent mineral glass main crystal and a new secondary.

Sold View Album at Hi-Res.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S521f

S521. Cortébert 537, 15J, Hunter, c1931

Cortébert (established 1790) were a premium supplier of watches under their own name and as a supplier to Rolex and others. This Calibre (model) 537 movement has a Swiss Lever escapement with an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with double roller. Interestingly it has a Waltham style safety barrel to protect the movement in the event of a mainspring failure.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English made double backed case is a STAR grade in rolled gold by Dennison it has been ultrasonically cleaned and has an excellent mineral glass crystal.

SOLD More pictures.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S477f

S477. Pilot 15J, Masonic case, 1928

A split plate 15 jewel movement signed by Pilot. The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The screw back case has a masonic medallion to the rear and Birmingham hallmarks for Stirling silver 1928 and the makers mark of AL Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S649f

S649. Minerva 15J Hunter c1930.

A high quality movement by Minerva it has a Swiss Lever escapement and 15 jewels with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with double roller and screw micro regulator. It is signed on the movement and under the dial with their trademarks and marked "4 adjustments". Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English made double backed Hunter case is in a rolled gold "STAR" grade by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S739f

S739. Trojan 17J, c1930

A very well made Swiss made 17 jewel movement by an unidentified maker branded "Trojan" it has a number of features similar to a Waltham including the "Safety" barrel which is a very close copy. The adjusted Swiss Lever escapement has a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with screw micro adjuster and double roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case is a STAR grade in Rolled Gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S747f

S747. Unsigned Swiss 15J, 9K Gold 1925.

The movement is slim and about a size 14 but has an oversized (approx. S16) dial that allows the movement to be very tightly cased to make a slim dress watch. It has 15 jewels and a Swiss lever escapement with screwed balance and double roller.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping very good time. 12 months warranty.

The Swiss made case has London import hallmarks for 9 carat gold, 1925. As is common with cases of this type the dust cover is base metal but appears to be gold plated, at least on the outer side. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock. It is 1.8" / 4.7cm in diameter excluding the pendant etc. and 0.5" / 1.2cm thick.

More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S635f

S635. Buser Freres & Cie, 15J, c 1925

A good quality movement by Buser it has a Swiss Lever escapement and 15 jewels with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with double roller. It is signed inside the movement with the Buser trademark. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English double backed "star" grade case is in Rolled gold by A.L. Dennison. Note slight pitting on the edge of the back - shown in the photos. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and had a good mineral glass crystal.

SOLD More pictures.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S520f

S520. Unsigned Swiss, 15J, c1930.

An unsigned Swiss movement with 15 jewels. It has a Swiss Lever escapement with a Breguet Elinvar sprung screwed balance with double roller and is marked as having 3 adjustments. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English made double backed case is a STAR grade in rolled gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S709f

S709. Unsigned Swiss, 16J, 1925.

This good quality unsigned movement has a Swiss Lever escapement and 16 jewels with a sprung cut compensating balance with double roller and micro adjuster. Marked as having 3 adjustment it is crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English made double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling silver, 1925 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S832f

S832 Unsigned Swiss, 17J, 1917.

This good quality unsigned movement has a Swiss Lever escapement and 17 jewels with a sprung cut compensating balance with double roller and micro adjuster. It is crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English made double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling silver, 1917 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Unsigned and others.. S791f

S791. Thos Russell (Doxa), 10J, c1920.

An unsigned Swiss movement but almost certainly by Doxa for Thos Russell of Liverpool and signed by them on the dial and winding wheel. It has a Swiss Lever escapement and 10 jewels with an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with double roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The English case is a "Moon" grade in 10 carat Filled Gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.