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Could be, But usually there is some sort of indication when it is Swiss.It may be that the photo is too poor in quality.  Perhaps a quartz crisis watch. Vendor trying to dupe the customer by omission.

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14 hours ago, yankeedog said:

Listed as manual winding..no notation of jewel count or country that I could see. All stainless screw back case which usually means 17 jewels.  A mystery..any ideas?

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Possibly a Japanese movement - See here -> https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/le-gant-watches-what-have-you-got-4547435.html

 

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That's what I am thinking, Seiko, at the point in history when I think this watch was made it would have been most likely.  A low cost , good quality option. Hamazawa is another possibility, but the case doesn't look tall enough.

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Another Dundee oldie. Probably pre- 1967, unless the dial code is obscured by the edge of the case.


I'm sure I have a suitable second hand or two, so hopefully it should be an easy restore, and at less than two quit, one of the least costly of the 404 club.

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Further Dundee Timex basket case insanity. This time a "Super Thin" (dial code 5180 2368) from 1968.

I made an offer on this one, no prizes for guessing how much, and the seller dropped the price and accepted my offer.


It looks a bit of a mess, and I may have bitten off more than I can chew, but the pictures of the inside look clean, so hopefully the damage is all cosmetic and relatively easily remedied.

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Heading my way on the slow boat from Mumbai, is this little number.

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It made it into the club with an exact 404 bid with free shipping. I suspect it may have a French designed Lorsa P62 in it, but given its source, you just never know.

There is an interesting thread about the brand here -> https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/took-chance-indian-timestar-nos-comments-welcome-699648.html

Here is a brief summary.

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In the 1960's a group of Bescaçon manufacturers, notably Lorsa, set up, with Indian partners, Indo-French Time Industries Ltd in Bombay, (Mumbai). At this time it appears it was illegal to import complete watches into India, a ban that was lifted in around 1980. In due course Lorsa apparently supplied obsolete tooling for movements and provided much of the expertise needed to produce watches branded Timestar. Indo-French Time were the first company to commence indigenous manufacture of wristwatches in India. A lot of the sales of Timestar watches in the south of India was handled by Gani & Sons, who even changed the name of their branch at Brigade Road Bangalore to the Timestar Service Station of Karnataka.

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