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Rare Leonidas pocket watch turned wrist murky past

  1. Jekku

    Jekku May 19, 2021

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    Hello Calibre11 community,

    I have had for a long time this rather peculiar and nicely working Leonidas pocket-turned wrist watch (see attachements) but now I decided to dig into its history.
    Unfortunately, if I search on public Internet for this watch after its serial number - 17722 - I arrive at nowhere. So any help as to the history and possible age of this watch will be highly appreciated. I presume it was made before Tag Heuer took over Leonidas business.


    Cheers,
    Jekku
     
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  2. Jekku

    Jekku Jun 8, 2021

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    I also wonder what could the price of such Leonidas mechanism?
     
  3. Jekku

    Jekku Jun 1, 2022

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    Dear Community, sorry to bother but can one get any tips based on the info at hand: wrist watch LEONIDAS 17722 as on photo, how to find more info about this watch, year, origin, price?
     
  4. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 1, 2022

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    Looks like it could be a pocket watch conversion. I'm afraid I can't help with any information. I imagine it wouldn't be worth much unfortunately.
     
  5. Jekku

    Jekku Jun 1, 2022

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    Thanks @imagwai , tracing the history of Leonidas watches even if i have the mechanism number aint easy , dont know if it had/has to do with Tag Heuer buying the Leonidas brand years ago or not.Ideally it would have been to get a peek at Leonidas watch registry to at least understand what year is the mechanism....etc
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Jun 1, 2022

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    It's a trench watch, I'd probably guess around 1920s-1930s.
     
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  7. Jekku

    Jekku Aug 4, 2022

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