Movement marked A. Hirsch Co. With no serial number I can see. 17 jewel pendant set with a Montgomery type dial with Love Jewelers on face. It is mounted in a Star Watch Case Co. case and doesn't seem to have been carried much. Has been running 40 hrs now and still going after the first winding. Has gained 15 seconds in that period of time. Seemed clean and took right off with a couple turns when winding. I'm sure it's just a cheap, mass production watch but I'm still very green starting to buy pocket watches and paid a small amount for it. Cannot find anything about it after several online searches and no reference in the guide. Pictures below. Thanks for any information.
Posts: 35 | Location: Ohio in the USA | Registered: February 22, 2018
Can not tell you much about it Mike, I know Hirsch and a subsidiary company of theirs (Allerton) was involved in a legal stoush with Bulova. Happened in the early 60's, for copyright infringements and unfair competition, apparently had been going on from the early 50's.
Apparently Hirsch & Company were re-casing Bulova movements in their own cases and then selling them as sort of their own, hence the Court battle.
Cannot tell you what Brand or Caliber your's is as I can not find my movement identification book at present. But any how, it is a nice looking movement, the perfect carry for everyday use with the added benefit of being shock-protected
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