MONTINE INTERNATIONAL watchanyone know anything about this watch?
Posted 14 April 2003 - 10:38 PM
on the dial it says MONTINE INTERNATIONAL 17 JEWELS SHOCKPROOF which i believe to be genuine!! (needs daily winding, it is in excellent condition externally and runs okay but way too fast, my local jeweller seemed to think it was a nice enough watch, i dont think the strap and the case it comes in are original as the strap is very bad quality and says 100% STAINLESS STEEL HONG KONG)
oh and finally.. i thought that if it was worth it i would replace the strap with a "Solid Steel Oyster Bracelet" that is in the straps and bands section of this site what do u think.... ? (i dont know if the watch takes 18mm or 20mm the strap is nearer 20mm but the actual pin bit that holds it on is smaller...
Posted 14 April 2003 - 10:51 PM
It's not a make I've come across, but it looks like a great many vintage watches without being anything special, but I could be wrong. Roy should know, or maybe Neil.
Posted 14 April 2003 - 11:27 PM
Posted 15 April 2003 - 10:33 AM
I don't want to burst your bubble but this Montine watch is of the type you can pick up from boot sales every weekend for a few pounds.
I've seen quite a few of this make before and to be honest they cost more to service and repair than they are worth.
If they are running fine they can be very good, the ones I've seen have had decent enough movements, Peseaux if I remember correctly, but they probably use others.
When I started collecting watches I had loads of this type of watch, the trick is to buy them working and not spend any money on them, except maybe a strap. You mentioned the Oyster style bracelets Roy has for sale and they are really excellent value and quality for the money.
Obviously if the watch had sentimental attachment then you would pay any price to get it fixed.
Hope this helps and welcome to the forum.
Posted 15 April 2003 - 11:17 PM
Thanks for everybody’s help in regards to this post. Although its not worth anything and it only just keeps time and is struggling ive passed it onto my mother as it belonged to her father and can still be saved as a sentimental item….
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